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 Posted: Sat Aug 1st, 2020 03:31 pm
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Frank McCormack

 

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Pete, I'm an older engineer that likes metric units, cant convince the younger engineers to use metric in designs.  Part of it that they have a difficult time finding steel and pipe in metric units. Part of it is the shop people prefer inches. Problems happen when some devices require metric mounting dimensions. 

My toolbox has SAE and metric.  My favorite concession in all of this is that my metric sockets are powered by my 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 inch ratchets.  I never really thought about it but does the rest of the world use metric drives for their sockets?