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Fowler 12" dial caliper measures 0.025 when shut, how do I zero

Indicator measures 0.025 when shut, how do I zero them?

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There should be a small thumb screw near the dial that you loosen to turn the dial to zero it, then re-tighten the thumb screw.

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