The 6 Best Thickness Gauges

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in August of 2019. A thickness gauge can allow you to accurately measure the width of a coating in order to provide a greater level of precision when performing tasks such as automotive painting. It can also be a great time saver during plumbing jobs, as it lets you quickly determine whether the protection on pipes has been eroded. Our picks will satisfy a wide range of applications and budgets. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Rockymars UT343D

2. Carsys DPM-816

3. Eray SR-A770

Editor's Notes

October 28, 2019:

Thickness gauges are absolutely essential across a variety of tasks such as autobody repair, appraisal, machining, material coating, and many others. Professional body repairmen will often remove only one of the layers coating a panel and require very accurate readings to do so. The Rockymars UT343D has a very intuitive user interface on top of providing readings that are plus or minus a thousandth of an inch. The VVV Group Industrial is a highly regarded model whose versatility is increased by a long sensor lead. Its appeal is limited only because it is quite expensive compared to other accurate gauges.

Working on paint and other coatings can release harmful dust particles. Always use breathing protection to avoid breathing problems or other health complications.

4. VVV Group Industrial

5. Extech CG204

6. VVV Group CM-206FN

Rafael Perez
Last updated by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.

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