What is a micrometer?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image image=”270″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″ link=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001C0XY2S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001C0XY2S&linkCode=as2&tag=micrev-20&linkId=U5VGYMFD5QBEK3N2″][vc_column_text]If you’re asking yourself “what is a micrometer?”, then you found the right place!  We review, test, and calibrate different types of micrometers to help you find the best model for your job.  Let’s get started![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

So, what is a micrometer?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]A micrometer is tool built to take extremely precise measurements.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  These instruments are available in both metric and imperial versions.

  • Metric – usually measures in 0.01mm
  • Imperial – usually measures in 0.001 inches


How does a micrometer work?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Micrometers have a calibrated screw or thread on the inside of the instrument.  This is how the measurement is taken.  With each spindle revolution, the measurement reading is adjusted.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]