To practice reading a micrometer, become familiar with the instrument, spin the ratchet with the object inside and formulate the measurement using the markings. The process takes approximately 5 minutes and requires a micrometer and an object to measure.
- Become familiar with the instrument
Learn the micrometer's basic parts and respective functions, such as the body, anvil and spindle.
- Spin the ratchet
Spin the ratchet with the object inside the micrometer's anvil and spindle until they are both touching the object.
- Read the measurement markers
Formulate the measurement utilizing the whole number, as well as the 1/100,000, 1/25,000, and 1/10,000 markings.