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Dial Caliper Maintenance and Care

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Wonkee Donkee says: 'After using your dial caliper, you should wipe the measuring faces with a clean, dry cloth.'
After use, it is important that you check the beam of your dial caliper for any unwanted residue that may affect the sliding motion of the dial.      Apply a small drop of oil to the beam of the caliper, clean it off with a cloth and open and close the jaws of the caliper a couple of times.      This will prevent the rack and pinion mechanism from becoming stiff. After use, it is important that you check the beam of your dial caliper for any unwanted residue that may affect the sliding motion of the dial.

Apply a small drop of oil to the beam of the caliper, clean it off with a cloth and open and close the jaws of the caliper a couple of times.

This will prevent the rack and pinion mechanism from becoming stiff.

Dial calipers should be stored somewhere dry and humid-free.     Most calipers have a protective plastic case to keep them safe when not in use. Dial calipers should be stored somewhere dry and humid-free.

Most calipers have a protective plastic case to keep them safe when not in use.

You should regularly check the calibration of your dial caliper to make sure that it is working correctly (See Dial Caliper Preparation: Recalibration). You should regularly check the calibration of your dial caliper to make sure that it is working correctly (SeeĀ {{widget type=”cms/widget_page_link” anchor_text=”How to recalibrate a dial caliper” title=”How to recalibrate a dial caliper” template=”cms/widget/link/link_inline.phtml” page_id=”748″}}).