Measuring Tools

If you can’t check it — you can’t make it

Whether you’re a beginner machinist or tinkering in your garage, you are going to need precision measuring tools to complete your work. 

That is why we have outlined everything you need to know about measuring equipment such as micrometers, calipers and other often used tools.


One of the most versatile pieces of measuring equipment found in any machinist’s toolbox. Check out our reviews and guides.

The original precision measuring tool. Find out what makes them so incredibly accurate and check out our picks for the best micrometers available.

How often should you calibrate your tools? Should you buy tools that are already calibrated? What do I need to calibrated my tools? 

The answers to all these questions and more can be found in our calibration guide.

It ain’t all calipers and micrometers. Check out all the other gauges for checking length, width, thickness and every other types of dimension. 

Includes tips for finding a good tool as well as the best accessories to complement those tools.

Additional measuring tool resources

Learn about the capabilities and limitations of each. Includes notes on accuracy and cost as well as comparisons of the analog and digital versions of each measuring tool.

Check out the tools that are everyday essentials for any machinist. Nobody ever said machining was going to be cheap.

A fun list that points out all of the length measuring tools. Make sure to leave a comment if we missed anything!