Dial it up! Dial calipers employ a simple dial to display the length between two opposing sides of an object, as opposed to many other types of calipers that use the vernier scale to provide measurement. Frequently found in automotive, fabrication and laboratory facilities, dial calipers provide the precision measurement that is required for so many important jobs. You can find digital or analog dial calipers, as well as metric or imperial dial calipers, depending on your preference. Shop for digital calipers, dial indicators and micrometers as well.