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05-26-2016 06:26 PM

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I have a Stanley (CST/Berger) tape that is graduated in 10ths and 100ths of a foot. I don’t recall how or why I got it. What is this graduation used for? Who uses it?


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#1 posted 05-26-2016 06:33 PM

It’s an engineers tape. Many people use them. We’ve used them in the oilfield to measure pipe before it goes in the ground. I have a friend that likes using one to measure a building before cutting rafters…....

Some consider counting by 10s easier than 12s.

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 06:41 PM

Machinists

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 07:02 PM

Surveyor’s tape…

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#4 posted 05-29-2016 01:27 AM

Decimals are much easier to add, subtract, divide, and multiply than fractions. Except that the base is still the foot, it’s one step shy of being metric.

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#5 posted 05-29-2016 01:33 AM

You just to have a mind set that thinks that way, like metric, or think in a foreign language. I personally cant, I am a fractional man.

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#6 posted 05-29-2016 02:48 AM

Aviation. Measurements starting at forward to aft are called stations, measuring in 1 inch increments and across the center line are right or left butt lines, and are decimal. St. 324.8 or RBL 125.6. Larger planes are up in the 2-3 thousand plus stations…......... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#7 posted 05-30-2016 04:49 PM

I’m comfortable working with 10ths, 100ths, 1000ths and 10,000ths of an INCH, but not a foot. It is definitely not a machinist’s tape or rule.

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#8 posted 05-30-2016 05:54 PM

Surveyors work in tenths of a foot, I know, because I used to help the guy surveyor the next job sites…...plus, he had to allow for the temp. of the steel tape, as it would change in length…..

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