What are the advantages and disadvantages
of spring-joint calipers?

     
     
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Advantages 

 
 Useful for measuring tricky dimensions Spring joint calipers can be used to measure the dimensions of objects which cannot easily be measured with other tools such as a ruler.  

Useful for measuring tricky dimensions

Spring joint calipers can be used to measure the dimensions of objects which cannot easily be measured with other tools such as a ruler. 

 
     
 Measurements can be taken quickly They allow measurements to be taken quickly, and using a spring joint caliper can help to save time.  

Measurements can be taken quickly

They allow measurements to be taken quickly, and using a spring joint caliper can help to save time. 

 
     
 Accurate and reliable If the user is aware of the limitations of its limitations, a spring joint caliper can provide a high degree of accuracy and reliability.  

Accurate and reliable

If the user is aware of the limitations of its limitations, a spring joint caliper can provide a high degree of accuracy and reliability. 

 
     
 Useful for measuring large distances Spring calipers are especially useful when measuring large distances. Their measuring range is greater than that of most vernier and dial calipers. 

Useful for measuring large distances

Spring calipers are especially useful when measuring large distances.

 

Their measuring range is greater than that of most vernier and dial calipers.

 
     
 Easy to maintain Unless they are misused, spring calipers require little maintenance apart from the occasional oiling or parts. 

Easy to maintain

Unless they are misused, spring calipers require little maintenance apart from the occasional oiling or parts.

 
     
   

Disadvantages

 
 Another measuring tool is required Since they do not have a scale of their own, spring joint calipers must be used alongside another measuring tool such as a ruler or micrometer.  

Another measuring tool is required

Since they do not have a scale of their own, spring joint calipers must be used alongside another measuring tool such as a ruler or micrometer. 

 
     
 Not accurate compared to other types of calipers Spring joint calipers are the least accurate type of caliper. The accuracy of readings is limited by that of the other measuring tool.  

Not accurate compared to other types of calipers

Spring joint calipers are the least accurate type of caliper. The accuracy of readings is limited by that of the other measuring tool. 

 
     
 Multiple measurements are required It can take practice to get a feel for this kind of caliper. Measurements should be taken at least twice to ensure that they reliable.  

Multiple measurements are required

It can take practice to get a feel for this kind of caliper. Measurements should be taken at least twice to ensure that they reliable. 

 
     
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