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In preparation for this series of articles, I’ve been upgrading my digital calipers. These Clockwise digital calipers are some of my favorites. Shown are the 12″ and 6″ digital caliper. Smooth, accurate and with a big screen, they are easily read at a glance. They read in decimal inches, millimeters, and fractions of an inch. The 6″ version is just over $20 and is excellent.

In part one we introduced tools for standardization. These are the measuring tools that you also use to verify and quality your other tools. Every woodworker should have a high-quality combination square at the very least. In part two, I covered basic measuring tools: rules, tapes, and squares. Certainly, these are the tools that get the biggest work out in woodworkers’ shops. And, now it’s time to dial it up a notch and cover tools for precision.

What are tools for precision and why do we need them?

In this category, we’re including calipers, micrometers and other testing equipment such as dial indicators.


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