Are you really relying on a tape measure to have an accuracy within 1.5mm, presumably over a few metres?Myself for not checking for discrepancies on tape measures
spent 4 hours yesterday cutting with one.
this morning pick up a different one and finish the cut list.
start to assemble and WTF?
almost 1.5mm difference which may as well be a meter for this job.
Two same age not abused Lufkins.
That’s about 3 more hours added to re cut the job.
On joinery grade timber yes. Doesn’t really matter if the tape is out as long as the same tape is used. In this I failed.
African bee obviously. Same with any measuring stick though, don't chop and change. I have seen an in calibration 25mm micrometer read differently to an in calibration 50mm micrometer. Very close and for likely all purposes close enough but still different.On joinery grade timber yes. Doesn’t really matter if the tape is out as long as the same tape is used. In this I failed.
And with careful marking and cutting I can get a bees dick to quarter mm accuracy pretty easy.
Class 1 tape measures should be.
Class 2 means the clip moves on the rivets from new.
Good question. Just the standard 8m lufkins which I always found pretty decent providing one reads the same as the next which is what’s important in my work.
I had a second year apprentice (builder provided) once that kept mis cutting by about 1mm. Got really annoying.Class 2 means the clip moves on the rivets from new.
Should've used glue ....I had a second year apprentice (builder provided) once that kept mis cutting by about 1mm. Got really annoying.
I then thought I’d check his tape against mine.
found that he’d hammered the riviets on the clip so there was no movement.
he thought it was a faulty tape.
Cowardly grubs, I see very sketchy people in that area all the time, lots of unemployed drug addicts. When they are walking toward me I'm mentally prepared to react and defend. I hate to say it but drugs are one thing but the cost of cigarettes is not helping their need to get more money at any opportunity. Cigarettes will probably cost more than ice!
Some bikes were stolen too, by the look of it.
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