paper micrometer


I am seeking a paper micrometer. Looking on line they range in price from $40 to $200. Has anyone had experience with the cheaper ones? Are they reliable? Any suggestions?


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Hi Heather,

Before you spend a lot of money on a paper micrometer, you might try an inexpensive multi-use micrometer. I bought a made-in-China micrometer at Sears for under $20, and it seems to work fine. I’ve tested it by measuring known thicknesses (e.g., 0.006-inch tympan paper, 0.007-inch mylar, and various size stacks of various types of paper), and the readings were accurate.


Nice. That’s what I was hoping to hear. Thank you.