PRECISION MEASURING AND GAGING - OD1642 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
them, the pitch diameter of the threads can be determined.
available that contain all the more common sizes. Detailed information on
computing and using the wire method is covered in most machinist and
(17) Surface Plate.
(a) General. A surface plate (figure 32) provides a true, smooth,
It is often used as a level base for surface and height
gages from which to make accurate measurements. Surface plates are usually
made of close grain cast iron, are rectangular in shape, and come in a
variety of sizes.
(b) Uses. The surface plate is used with such tools as parallels,
squares, surface gages, angle plates, and sine bar in making layout lines.
Angle plates are used to mount work at an angle on the surface plate.
SETTING A SURFACE GAGE ON THE SURFACE PLATE.
1 View A of figure 32 shows a surface gage and a V-block
combination used in laying out a piece of stock. To set the surface gage
for height, first clean the top of the surface plate and the bottom of the
shown in view B of figure 32. The scale is secured in