Snap-on Automotive Precision and Measuring Tools
If you work in automotive, mechanics, or any manufacturing industries, you typically need precise tools to perform various tasks. Snap-on brand tools will provide you with supplies to help you get the job done right the first time.
What Snap-on hand tools are available?
A variety of Snap-on hand tools are available with each type designed to fit a wide range of maintenance needs you may have. Some of these types include the following:
- Snap-on micrometer: A micrometer by Snap-on is used to measure the thickness of an object. Micrometers can also come in electronic versions.
- Snap-on bore gauge: A bore gauge is used to measure the inner diameter of a tube, pipe or hole.
- Snap-on feeler gauge: A feeler gauge can be used to measure the width of a gap.
- Snap-on thread gauge: A thread gauge from Snap-on can be used to measure the distance between threading on a screw, nut, or bolt helping to ensure that you use the right attachments in the right places.
How do you care for Snap-on tools?
Your tools will last a long time and continue to perform at optimal levels for years to come, provided you follow a few basic care tips. Some tools have slightly different maintenance requirements, and you should always check manufacturer recommendations first.
- You should always place your tools in safe, clean storage containers away from other hand tools to maintain accurate calibrations and measurements.
- Be sure to only use your precision measuring tools for their intended purpose. Using them for other tasks can cause damage and reduce accuracy.
- If your Snap-on tools are accidentally exposed to a corrosive environment or immersed in fluids, take time to clean them thoroughly and inspect them in case they need slight adjustments for proper recalibration.
How do you use automotive measuring tools?
These Snap-on tools are precision instruments designed to give you the most accurate measurements possible. Each is used in a different way.
- Micrometer: To use a micrometer, make sure that both measuring points are in contact with the surfaces between which you’d like to measure. Then, take the reading.
- Feeler gauge: To take measurements using feeler gauges, you’ll want to first spread out the individual leaves. Choose a leaf that you think is the closest thickness to the width of the gap you’re measuring. If it’s not quite thick enough, you can add smaller leaves to get a more exact measurement.
- Thread gauge: Using a thread gauge is relatively easy. Simply choose the leaf that you feel most closely matches the threads on the bolt or screw you’re measuring. Do this until you’ve found the leaf that fits the threads.