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Old Jul 16, 2012, 10:12 PM
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A handy site for those who don't think in metric units.


I haven't quite mastered converting metric to American and back but I stumbled upon this handy site. One doesn't even have to plug values into a calculator much less remember said values.

http://www.convertworld.com/en/area/...decimetre.html
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:47 PM
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Machinists' conversion.


25.4mm = 1"

'Nuff said.
Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:18 PM
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yep +1
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:31 PM
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I can handle inches/millimeters and ounces/grams but it gets dicey when I start getting into torque and power ratings.
Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:11 AM
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There is a free downloadable program called "Convert" that you don't have to visit a site every time you want to use it, and covers just about anything one would want to convert.

It has tabs for density, distance, energy, flow, force, light, mass, power, acceleration, amount of substance, angle, area, computer, concentration, pressure, speed, temperature, time, torque, volume, volume dry.

Each of the above tabs has a drop down menu for several types of units ("speed" alone has 17, and "distance" has units all the way from nanometer to parsec). It's very handy and easy to use. I have it on my "desk top" and use it quite frequently.

http://joshmadison.com/convert-for-windows/

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 12:19 PM
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+1 pro Convert. Been using it for years n years.
After download and installation, just drag to your Taskbar for super quick solutions.

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Old Jan 24, 2013, 03:10 PM
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Jarad:

Thanks for the tip, being somewhat computer illiterate, I've been going back to the desk top any time I needed the program, it's a lot easier now that it's on the task bar.

John
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 06:33 PM
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Burn chips, not lips....


Hewlett Packard and Texas Instrument graphics calculators incorporate similar conversion programs and some cell phones, too.

When I'm knee-deep in a build, the first thing I reach for is a cheapo calculator, a set of calipers, and a drill/conversion chart.

Desktop programs are great for drafting, but analog conversions are much faster on the benchtop.


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