ECONOMY GAGE BLOCK SETS
Economy Gage Block Sets are precision measurement tools used to calibrate and verify the accuracy of other measuring instruments. They are rectangular, metal blocks made of high-quality steel or other materials, with two or more extremely flat and parallel surfaces.
Unlike high-end gage block sets, Economy Gage Block Sets are designed for basic calibration needs and offer lower levels of accuracy. They are typically sold in sets, with each block in the set having a specific dimension that is a multiple or fraction of the basic unit block.
Economy Gage Block Sets are usually calibrated to an accuracy of 0.0002 inches (0.0051mm) or better, and they come in various grades, with Grade B being the most common. The blocks are usually etched or stamped with their nominal dimension for easy identification.
These block sets are ideal for calibration and verification of measuring instruments that require lower levels of precision. They are also used for setting up and checking the accuracy of machine tools, such as lathes and milling machines.
Overall, Economy Gage Block Sets are a more affordable option for those who need to calibrate their measuring instruments and machine tools without requiring the highest levels of precision. They are ideal for those who are just starting in precision measurement or have basic calibration needs. However, they may not be suitable for applications where a higher level of accuracy is required, such as in aerospace or other industries with strict quality control standards.