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July 2013 - Digital or Dial?

Vernier gauge, micrometer. Digital or Dial?  

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Digital or Dial?

 

What about the 'traditional' direct scale options that some of us still use quite successfully?

 

We don't all need modern fandangled dials.... never mind digital displays.

 

....just a pair of good reading glasses!

 

 

 

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..... or is that what you meant by none? I have taken 'none' as meaning not using vernier/micrometer's at all.... ?

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What about the 'traditional' direct scale options that some of us still use quite successfully?

 

 

When, for example there is a problem with a key, it is essential to be able to use the micrometer with it's 0.1mm read out.

Can't do this with a traditional ruler!

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What about the 'traditional' direct scale options that some of us still use quite successfully?

 

 

When, for example there is a problem with a key, it is essential to be able to use the micrometer with it's 0.1mm read out.

Can't do this with a traditional ruler!

 

A traditional vernier, i.e. one without a dial or a digital read-out attached (no one mentioned a ruler?) is scaled to 0.02mm. reading between the scales (i.e. to 0.01mm) requires very little effort...

 

....and no bionic eyesight is required! Although, as stated, I do need reading glasses.... but then I would need those to read a dial, anyway.

 

Dials and digital read-outs are, IMHO, for people who have never been taught the basics properly!... It was one of the first things we were taught in metalwork classes at school...

 

The vernier I use looks exactly like this:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernier_scale

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