|Review by GaryK||posted 01-13-2010 11:26 PM||12750 views||0 times favorited||32 comments|
I starting out life working in my fathers machine shop while I went to school, we always used the inch decimal system for everything. I still use it to this day. My favorite scale is a flexible 24” that reads in fractions on one side and decimal on the other. Working with decimals is so much easier. How many people know what comes after 27/64’s?
I always had to revert to fractions when ever I used a tape measure until now. I never really looked for a decimal tape measure before so I Googled it and found 2. The Lufkin 2212DX and Stanley 33-272. Both were only available in 1/2” x 12 foot only. So I got the Stanley.
The first 6” is marked in .020’s then 10ths from there on. I like the 10ths. It’s easy to approximate anything smaller than that by eye.
As far as the tape as a whole goes, it’s no different than any other the same size and function exactly the same.
Anyway, now I am truly happy. :-)
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX