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How do you practice reading a micrometer?

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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.

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How do you practice reading a micrometer?
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  1. Become familiar with the instrument

    Learn the micrometer's basic parts and respective functions, such as the body, anvil and spindle.

  2. Spin the ratchet

    Spin the ratchet with the object inside the micrometer's anvil and spindle until they are both touching the object.

  3. 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.

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