Gauge blocks should be handled with the same respect as any other measuring equipment. If dropped or scrapped, they risk losing accuracy. Since the natural oils on your skin can cause build-ups and corrosion to the gauge blocks surfaces, avoid direct contact with your skin. To do this, use lint-free cotton gloves or chamois.
How To Use And Care for your Gauge Blocks
Gauge blocks are one of the most common forms of dimensional measuring tools. Although they are seemingly a simple block of ceramic, steel, or chromium carbide, they are actually a highly-engineered piece of precision measuring equipment. Below, we will outline the proper use and care recommendations needed to ensure a long productive life.