What is it with Americans and imperial units?

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MarkR
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What is it with Americans and imperial units?

Post by MarkR » Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 pm

Honestly,

I thought we'd all grown out of this insane inches, feet, 0.10" stuff by now.

Anyone else look at materials and components on US-based web sites or manufacturers and just want to cry?

Ok, so some components have datasheets only available in Chinese, but at least their mechanical schematics can be understood (in God's own millimetres)
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Re: What is it with Americans and imperial units?

Post by EddieJ » Mon May 21, 2018 10:25 am

100% :lol:

Was looking for end mills yesterday and kept finding things like 6.35mm diameter ... oh quarter of an inch well that's useless to me :-?

Just remember an inch is split into 16ths, 12 inches to the foot, 3 feet to the yard, 220 yards to the furlong, 8 furlongs to the mile and 3 miles make a league. And that's just length, lets talk about imperial weights! ... :roll:

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