How Are Calipers Used in Jewelry Making?
Calipers assist with measuring metals. They can be locked in place at a certain measurement (in inches or in millimeters).0
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Calipers assist with measuring metals. They can be locked in place at a certain measurement (in inches or in millimeters). The top metal jaws assist with measuring the inside of items, like rings. The bottom jaws measure the outside of items.
Jewelry Caliper Recommendations
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|Sangabery 0-6 inches Vernier Caliper|
"Perfect for my needs--measuring jewelry wire and components. Lightweight plastic, but it won't receive much abuse from me. Extremely accurate. Very pleased!" read more
|VINCA DCLA-0605 Quality Electronic Digital Vernier Caliper|
"At first I didn't expect much from these calipers for the price. When I got them I was pleasantly surprised with their quality. Repeatably with measurements is spot on, they glide smoothly along the track, and feel of a higher quality in your hand. After using them for a few months I would say for certain that I would buy them again. I like how they turn on automatically when you open the jaws as well. They have an attractive design that is different from most that have a "cheap" appearance, and for a tool is nice to look at. At first I was unsure on this one because it lacked the finer measurements on the body, but they arn't really needed, long as it doesn't die on you. It also comes with a spare battery as well which is nice, and a reasonably good case. Display is large and easy to read as well. No complains here." read more
|Mitutoyo 500-196-30 Advanced Onsite Sensor (AOS)|
"It is difficult to appreciate why these calipers are so good, until one tries to use a few of the cheaper alternatives...
|iGaging IP54 Electronic Digital Caliper|
"Very well made and accurate! Great quality for the price. Battery compartment door fits snugly and doesn't look like it will come loose. It is not fair that people are comparing this to a$160 Mitutoyo electronic caliper and complain about the quality and finish. For this price, this is definitely the best one on the market. It's accurate and very easy to read. I don't use a caliper often enough to justify a $160 Mitutoyo (I do have a manual one though) so this one will fit the bill. Fast shipping too. Highly recommended" read more
|Allnice Digital Caliper 0-6" Vernier Caliper|
"These calipers are great, they are sturdy and have no flex like other cheap plastic calipers. The included case is a plus, keeping your new caliper, new and protects them from abuse. And the most important part is the actual digital part in the calipers. The screen is bright and easy to read and has simple operation one button to change the unit of measure and other to zero. Overall fantastic digital calipers for small and delicate measurements." read more
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Megan Coward, Graduate Jeweler Gemologist, GIA, Graduate Gemologist
Megan Coward is a graduate of the GIA with Graduate Jeweler Gemologist and Graduate Gemologist accreditations. She has 20+ years in the retail jewelry industry in various roles including as a diamond buyer and gemstone appraiser.
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