Setting the Origin

Before using your calipers, check that the origin is correct, clean the blades with a cloth to make sure there's no dust or dirt that would give the wrong measurement and close the jaws. You should read 0.0mm, if not, check that they're clean and if so, press the origin button. We've never had to do this since they are pre-origin'd at the factory but hey, you never know.
This guide was first published on Jul 29, 2012. It was last updated on Jul 29, 2012. This page (Setting the Origin) was last updated on Nov 13, 2019.