How To Use A Dial Indicator?

How is a dial indicator used to measure runout?

Basics of Measuring GD&T Runout on a Shaft –

How do you read a dial test indicator?

Read a dial indicator (dial gauge) –

How accurate is a dial test indicator?

The most common accuracy for a Dial Indicator is 0.001″.

How do you zero a dial indicator?

Loosen the bezel’s locking knob if your indicator is a traditional model with a rotating face. Rotate the face of the indicator until the “0” marking aligns with the dial. Tighten the knob afterward to lock the face in position. Twist the zero adjustment knob if your dial indicator does not feature a rotating face.