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Brown & Sharpe 599 Series Vernier Caliper, Stainless Steel, Inch/Metric, For Depth/Inside/Outside/Step Measurements

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Price: $261.00 - $3,371.00
Product Specifications
Brand Name Brown & Sharpe
System of Measurement Inch/Metric
Material Type Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Series Number 599 Series
Specific Uses For Product Depth , Inside , Outside , Step
Tip Description Standard
UNSPSC Code 41111621

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0-24" 0.001" +/-0.001" 599-570-24-3 B001BY1QXE
0-40" 0.001" +/-0.0015" 599-570-36-3 B001BXVPNQ
0-50" 0.001" +/-0.0015" 599-570-48-3 B001BXXRPK
0-6" 0.001" +/-0.001" 599-577-1 B004RH1XAS
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Product Features

  • Precise dial graduations of 0.001", with one revolution equivalent to 0.100"
  • Hardened stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance and long life
  • 1.25" diameter rotating dial has a lock screw to hold the sliding jaw in position, to help ensure consistent measuring
  • Covered rack keeps foreign matter from clogging the gear, to help prevent measurement error
  • Linear accuracy meets DIN 862 standards

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  • ASIN: B009UX5472
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The Brown & Sharpe vernier caliper has a 1.25" diameter rotating dial with a lock, is made of stainless steel, and measures in inches. The covered rack helps prevent measurement error by protecting the gear from foreign matter. Linear accuracy meets Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) 862 standards. These calipers are for use in measuring inside dimensions (ID), outside dimensions (OD), depth and step.

The caliper measures 0.100" per revolution of the dial. The lock screw locks the dial and holds the sliding jaw in position. Adjustable zero set allows the user to set zero at a convenient distance. The depth rod is integrated into the rack of the caliper, unlike many calipers that offer a detachable depth rod, or none at all. The hardened stainless steel components, including the bar, measuring surfaces, rack, gears, and depth rod, offer corrosion resistance, increased accuracy, and long life. Spring anti-backlash control offers increased accuracy over standard gear configurations. Backlash is the amount of clearance between mated gear teeth in the caliper controls, which prevents the gear teeth from jamming. It is undesirable to have much backlash due to the lack of precision offered by the increased amount of play between gears. Certain gear designs can minimize or eliminate backlash; spring anti-backlash systems use a spring to add a compressive force, thereby minimizing backlash.

Calipers measure the distance between two opposing sides of an object. They make inside, outside, depth, or step measurements, according to their type. Calipers are commonly used in architecture, metalworking, mechanical engineering, and machining. The simplest calipers have two legs to mark the two points and require a ruler to take the measurement. More complex calipers use two sets of jaws instead of legs and have up to two graduated scales. Vernier, dial, and digital calipers give direct and accurate readings and are functionally identical, having a calibrated scale with a fixed jaw, and another jaw with a movable pointer that slides along the scale. The vernier caliper has a scale sliding parallel to the main scale for an additional, fractional reading to improve measurement precision. The dial caliper has a circular dial with a pointer on a toothed gear rack replacing the second vernier scale. As with the vernier, this second measurement is added to the reading from the main scale to obtain the result. The digital caliper takes a differential by zeroing the display at any point along the slide, with an LCD that displays a single value in English and/or metric units.

Brown & Sharpe manufactures precision measuring equipment and metrology hand tools. The company, founded in 1833, played a key role in setting industrial standards in the United States. Brown & Sharpe was acquired by Hexagon Metrology in 2001 and is headquartered in North Kingstown, RI.

What’s in the Box?

  • Brown & Sharpe Dial-Cal dial caliper
  • Inspection report with a declaration of conformity
  • Plastic case

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Part Number: 599-577-1Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6"
The significance of a caliper to a tool user cannot be overstated. The case could be made that the caliper and other tools for precision measurement of linear distance set the conditions for the industrial revolution, much as the chronometer revolutionized navigation and map-making. Precision measurement is essential to precision machining. Precision machining is required for interchangeable parts, efficient tools, reducing size of parts and end products, and all sorts of things most Americans take for granted.

In the 21st century, we are spoiled with digital displays on everything. From the late 1970s to the end of the 20th century, everything that did not have a digital display had a dial where a needle would give you the precise answer. Verniers go back to the 18th century and earlier, and their use in machining tools goes back to the 19th century. The vernier is the bit where two scales (the things that look like rulers) don't quite match up.

This caliper is the the apex of vernier caliper design. It can do inside, outside, and depth measurements to a thousandth of an inch or 5/100ths of a millimeter. If you're man enough to learn to read a vernier after being spoiled by digital and dial displays, this caliper is more durable and less likely to go out of calibration than those other gadgets.

As a tool, this caliper is a work of art. Beautifully manufactured, the least number of moving parts to do what it is required of it, and made to last. Even the wood case will endure on your work bench. Yes, it is expensive, but not as costly as poor measurements. It is easy to see why this caliper is still in demand.

E. M. Van Court
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Part Number: 599-577-1Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
Bought this for my son-in-law who is studying Mechanical Engineering. Excellent Vernier Calipers. Buy these if you plan to use them in a professional environment. They will last a lifetime.
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