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Micrometers out of calibration

I have two 1" digital micrometers model 216-XRL-1.These have been opened past the 1" range, and now when they are closed they are off abbout .050. How can I repair these.ThanksBob

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You may have damaged these beyound what you can repair. best thing woudl be to return to Starrett to see if they can be fixed. They will advise repair charge before repairing so you can decide. digital micrometers should not be opened beyount the range.

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Micrometers must be calibrated at 4 spots around the barrel and at zero and full scale to be truly accurate. You will have to send it to a calibration lab or back to Starrett for a full calibration because they will check it with gauge blocks of known length and verify the spindle and anvil surface flatness.

If you are only concerned with the zero and not as much about the full accuracy of the tool, then you can reset the zero yourself. With the mic fully closed (spindle and anvil touching), turn the barrel with the funky, half circle shaped wrench that came with the mic in the box. There is a little hole in the barrel where the nub on the wrench will fit then you just turn it until it reads zero. Good luck.

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