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Old 07-14-2016, 04:40 PM
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Default INC on my Mitutoyo caliper question

Can someone tell me what INC on my Mitutoyo caliper stands for, and is used for? Upper left hand corner of picture. Thanks
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:53 PM
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Don't have one like that, but my SWAG would be INCremental (vs. ABSolute) - looks like you could measure one thing (say, stickout on a part) then zero it, measure something taller, and use the zero to switch between 'em?

Somebody here's bound to actually have one, I'd be interested to know if I guessed right... Steve
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:54 PM
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Comparison measurement and absolute measurement


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When the power is turned on, the digital calipers work just like normal dial calipers. When the jaws are closed, the reading is zero. Open the jaws and the display will give you the reading in .0005" graduations. Remember that the accuracy is only .001" so the display is somewhat misleading. Digital calipers are no more accurate than standard dial calipers.

You can set the zero at any point on the calipers in order to take comparison measurement. Open the jaws to the size you want, then press the yellow ABS button for less than a second. You'll see the letters INC displayed to tell you it's IN Comparison mode. (Get it?) To turn off the INC, you'll have to press the button for more than 2 seconds.
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:07 PM
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I should have checked their website out, but I've been busy changing out a bathroom faucet and getting my truck back from the mechanic. Thanks digr, I being impatient asked at home machinist too, but your link is straight from the makers website.
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