Using a vernier caliper provides accurate measurements, which is a definite advantage. However, it can only be used to measure small objects.
Other dvantages of using a vernier caliper include:
- It can be used in different ways: one set of jaws can be used to determine inner measurements, while the other set can be used to measure exterior measurements.
- It is the simplest and quickest of the vernier instruments to use, and it is also quite cheap.
The disadvantages of using a vernier caliper include:
- The main disadvantage is that the readings are highly dependent on the operators ability, and its accuracy is limited by the vernier scale.
- It can only be used to measure small objects.
A vernier caliper is used to accurately measure between points; it can determine measurements within .02 millimeters or .001 inches, depending on whether the vernier is metric or imperial.