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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 09-27-2012 08:00 PM 2253 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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09-27-2012 08:00 PM

Does anybody sell a measure graduated in 10ths of an inch?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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#1 posted 09-27-2012 08:15 PM

This may be close to what you want but…
It is in tenths of a foot and one hundredths of a foot. Has a regular foot-inch-1/16th inch on bottom scale.
Someone probably has foot-inch-1/10th inch. Not sure.

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 08:16 PM

You want a rule with 5R graduations. It will measure to 32nds, 64ths, 10th, and 100ths of an inch. Starrett makes them, among others.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 09-27-2012 10:25 PM

Stanley 33-272. Available at amazon and many other places. Review here: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1156

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 01:58 AM

engineers tape are in tenths and hundredhs of a foot…different from tehths of an inch

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 02:19 AM

A better question would be why? Time to consider metric?

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 03:33 AM

I used to have one at a workplace and wanted one for home but finally gave up and bought a 16’ english & metric tape, love that thing. If I hadn’t grown up with the 8ths fractional system I would think it was the most retarded system in the world, seriously, who ever thought dividing things into 8ths was a good idea.

44mm vs 1-47/64

Thanks for pointing out the one on Amazon, adding it to my wishlist.

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#7 posted 09-28-2012 03:50 AM

I have a Starrett 12”; metric/0.1” on the other and another rule with fractional/0.1” on the other!

I probably got them from one of my previous employers ‘cause I didn’t buy ‘em!

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#8 posted 09-28-2012 04:41 AM

Metric is the only system that goes by 10ths which to me is more accruate

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#9 posted 09-28-2012 05:05 AM

Arlin,

Machine shop use 0.1 inch measurements hence the calipers and micrometers graduated to 0.0005” and surface measurements are in microinches; 1┬Áin = .000001 inches = 1 microinch

Where I used to work we also used the metric system and all part prints had to be dimensioned in both!

You won’t find many machine shops using fractional inch measurements … perhaps in sheet metal and welding shops!

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#10 posted 09-28-2012 08:58 AM

Oh Gene, Why are you bothering?
Have you forgotten that no matter what is written on these tape things “THEY ALL TELL LIES”
Ron in Hobart

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#11 posted 09-28-2012 12:14 PM

Thanks to all for your help. I ordered the Stanley from Amazon that JohnEinNJ posted.

Ron- Yep, but if you use just one tape, the lies are consitant.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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