There are situations where standard ASTM E8/E8M specimens are too large. These are often because a particular part or component from which the test specimen is to be excised is small. Excising miniature specimens is a logical conclusion, however there are some important considerations that need to be addressed. Tensile test procedures and properties can be dramatically affected by specimen size. This annex is intended to address the problems that can arise from testing miniature tensile specimens.