Here goes...I thimpfks you mean a "caliper', as a vernier is one of those old fashoned measurer that has 10 marks on one side of a slide and 11 marks on the other. Maybe you have a "digital vernier" on a micrometer. Do you have a photo? I'm confused
- caliperz: What young people call the fancy mitutoyo digital calipers with the sharp pointy bits and measuring surfaces you see on clickspring being ground down on the lathe. I hope those are el cheapo.
- calipers: The crab leg hook things that look like dividers, but no one bourne after 1980 knows exists. Unless you're a paleontologist measuring raptor skulls or like me scavenging around antique tools at the antique shoppe.
- digital vernier caliperz: Digital calipers without an actual vernier. Mitutoyo/Starret marketing includes vernier in the name so as not to confuse people and confuse everyone else even more.
- Vernier calipers: Calipers that use a dual sliding scale and no one in a modern machine shop can read anymore.
- Vernier caliperz: are what young people would call either digital calipers or dial calipers.
- Dial calipers: Calipers usually readable to .001" increments that use a dial and a rack like Brian mentioned.