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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
I have been looking for a tape (say 16 or 25 ft) in tenths of an inch.
I can't find that. The reason I am interested is that that would allow me to use english units and not have to screw around with fractions. THAT is my major concern. I don't care if the standard is metric or english, I just don't want to have to deal with fractions. For someone that is not working with the larger measurements such as meters and kilometers, that would solve most of the problems. I can get micrometers, dial indicators and scales in tenths, albeit not in a good variety. I found that Lee Valley has a tape in tenths and it is OK, but I would rather have one from Fastcap. they have nice, high quality, durable products. Lee Valley has a left to right and a right to left reading tape, but you have to buy both. Fastcap usually has several features like this in one tape. 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
eganders wrote: I have been looking for a tape (say 16 or 25 ft) in tenths of an inch. I can't find that. ... Then you haven't looked much...first look (Lufkin) found for a partial listing... LFK2312D 12' x 3/4'' Feet, Inches, 10ths Each $15.49 LFKHV1425D 25' x 1'' Feet, Inches, 10ths Each $16.49 LFK2325D 25' x 3/4'' Feet, 10ths Each $20.95 LFK2133D 33' x 1'' Feet, Inches, 10ths Each $24.49 LFKHV1325D 25' x 1'' Feet, 10ths Each $15.49 LFKHV1034DM 4M/13' Metric, 10ths Each $10.95 LFKHV1048DM 8M/26' Metric, 10ths Each $16.49 LFKHV1433DM 10M/33' Metric, 10ths Each $18.49 Dualscale, centering, adhesive or other are undoubtedly somewhat less common but can't imagine there's hardly anything you can think of that isn't available... 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
"eganders" wrote in message ups.com... I have been looking for a tape (say 16 or 25 ft) in tenths of an inch. I can't find that. The reason I am interested is that that would allow me to use english units and not have to screw around with fractions. THAT is my major concern. I don't care if the standard is metric or english, I just don't want to have to deal with fractions. For someone that is not working with the larger measurements such as meters and kilometers, that would solve most of the problems. I can get micrometers, dial indicators and scales in tenths, albeit not in a good variety. I found that Lee Valley has a tape in tenths and it is OK, but I would rather have one from Fastcap. they have nice, high quality, durable products. Lee Valley has a left to right and a right to left reading tape, but you have to buy both. Fastcap usually has several features like this in one tape. You realize that a tape measure in 10ths of an inch is just another fraction? 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
dpb wrote: Then you haven't looked much...first look (Lufkin) found for a partial listing... LFK2312D 12' x 3/4'' Feet, Inches, 10ths Each $15.49 LFKHV1425D 25' x 1'' Feet, Inches, 10ths Each $16.49 LFK2325D 25' x 3/4'' Feet, 10ths Each $20.95 LFK2133D 33' x 1'' Feet, Inches, 10ths Each $24.49 LFKHV1325D 25' x 1'' Feet, 10ths Each $15.49 LFKHV1034DM 4M/13' Metric, 10ths Each $10.95 LFKHV1048DM 8M/26' Metric, 10ths Each $16.49 LFKHV1433DM 10M/33' Metric, 10ths Each $18.49 Dualscale, centering, adhesive or other are undoubtedly somewhat less common but can't imagine there's hardly anything you can think of that isn't available... Hey, What can I say. I have no excuse, but this is why I love newsgroups. 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
"Leon" wrote in message You realize that a tape measure in 10ths of an inch is just another fraction? I know of a few companies that translate all of their customer specifications to 16ths to avoid confusion. You won't find a box made 12 1/2", but it will be 12 8/16" Seems just as awkward at times. 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
"Edwin Pawlowski" wrote in message ... "Leon" wrote in message You realize that a tape measure in 10ths of an inch is just another fraction? I know of a few companies that translate all of their customer specifications to 16ths to avoid confusion. You won't find a box made 12 1/2", but it will be 12 8/16" Seems just as awkward at times. I guess some people have a hard time with simple math. 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
Leon wrote: "eganders" wrote in message ups.com... I have been looking for a tape (say 16 or 25 ft) in tenths of an inch. I can't find that. The reason I am interested is that that would allow me to use english units and not have to screw around with fractions. .... You realize that a tape measure in 10ths of an inch is just another fraction? Evidently he prefers decimal fractions to binary.  FF 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
"Leon" wrote in message t... "Edwin Pawlowski" wrote in message ... "Leon" wrote in message You realize that a tape measure in 10ths of an inch is just another fraction? I know of a few companies that translate all of their customer specifications to 16ths to avoid confusion. You won't find a box made 12 1/2", but it will be 12 8/16" Seems just as awkward at times. I guess some people have a hard time with simple math. I work to the nearest 1/8. A helper does the cutting so I call out 12 4 and they cut it. Many helpers don't understand fractions or tape measures. I would love to have a tape marked in 8ths. Maybe I could switch to tenths. I think I'll buy a couple and see. 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
"B A R R Y" wrote in message ... On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 10:05:39 0700, "Pat" wrote: Many helpers don't understand fractions or tape measures. You have helpers that can't understand 3/8 vs. 3/4? G And if they can't, then they are not helpers. They are hinderers. Jim 
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Tape measure in Tenths of an inch
I got one from Lowes.
On 21 Oct 2006 07:15:11 0700, "eganders" wrote: I have been looking for a tape (say 16 or 25 ft) in tenths of an inch. I can't find that. The reason I am interested is that that would allow me to use english units and not have to screw around with fractions. THAT is my major concern. I don't care if the standard is metric or english, I just don't want to have to deal with fractions. For someone that is not working with the larger measurements such as meters and kilometers, that would solve most of the problems. I can get micrometers, dial indicators and scales in tenths, albeit not in a good variety. I found that Lee Valley has a tape in tenths and it is OK, but I would rather have one from Fastcap. they have nice, high quality, durable products. Lee Valley has a left to right and a right to left reading tape, but you have to buy both. Fastcap usually has several features like this in one tape. Mike Alexander PPASEL Temecula, CA See my online aerial photo album at http://flying.4alexanders.com 
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