# Measuring tape in 10ths

 Forum topic by MrRon posted 05-26-2016 06:26 PM 863 views 0 times favorited 8 replies
 MrRon5195 posts in 3446 days 05-26-2016 06:26 PM Topic tags/keywords: question 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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 devann2246 posts in 2895 days #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. -- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with jar944127 posts in 1640 days #2 posted 05-26-2016 06:41 PM Machinists bandit57121779 posts in 2886 days #3 posted 05-26-2016 07:02 PM Surveyor’s tape… -- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use runswithscissors2893 posts in 2228 days #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. -- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened conifur955 posts in 1354 days #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. -- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski Nubsnstubs1422 posts in 1933 days #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) -- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com MrRon5195 posts in 3446 days #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. bandit57121779 posts in 2886 days #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….. -- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use