How do you use a digital caliper to measure step?

How to measure step using a digital caliper

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Wonkee Donkee says: 'When taking measurements, try not to touch the measuring faces of the caliper. Even the smallest amount of oil on your hands can affect the accuracy of your readings.'
The head of the caliper and the face of the right-hand upper jaw are used to take step measurements. The head of the caliper and the face of the right-hand upper jaw are used to take step measurements.
Step 1 Open the caliper slightly. Place the sliding jaw against the upper step of the object you are measuring. Make sure that the head of the caliper is perpendicular to the edge of the upper step. Step 2 Open the jaws of the caliper using the thumb screw until the fixed upper jaw contacts the lower step.

Step 1 – Place sliding jaw against upper step 

Open the digital caliper slightly. Place the sliding jaw against the upper step of the object you are measuring. Make sure that the head of the caliper is perpendicular to the edge of the upper step.

Step 2 – Open caliper jaws

Open the jaws of the caliper using the thumb screw until the fixed upper jaw contacts the lower step.

Step 3 Turn the lock screw to tighten the jaws so that you can remove your object and take your reading. Step 4 Read the measured value from the LCD display.

Step 3 – Turn lock screw

Turn the lock screw to tighten the jaws so that you can remove your object and take your reading.

Step 4 – Read measured value

Read the measured value from the LCD display.