Eh, one (or two) of of thousands ain't too bad. Besides, if the Euro partners we had were using a proper units system (Inch) we'd have made the orbit just fine.
So who's the smarty-pants now?
Any fasteners at any prices. Metric sucks balls, inch is functionally superior.There is one area were our inch/traditional units rule supreme:
High-strength fasteners at attractive prices.
Lets keep in mind, the termite is one nasty individual, and has caused great damage to this forum with his piss off attitude.
The termite insulted the tech from Monarch, and chased off many qualified machinist that discover he has lied about his past experience for all these years.
Its a disservice to working machinist to encourage this termite troll.
The 8 yrs I was here before this fake were much better!
Referring to the Inch system as "Imperial" smacks of leftover Commie phrasing, e.g. "Imperialist running dogs and their lackeys."
Perhaps that's what the OP's middle-school teachers called it. So depending on the OP's age, perhaps it's unfair to blame him. But whether he realizes it or not, it's an offensive term to many Americans.
On second thought, never mind. Anybody who would use the expression "drill out the boring head" or, for that matter, think anybody could be dumb enough to confuse 1/2 inch with 12 mm isn't qualified to comment on machining.
Uhhhh, no it's not. I've never once heard anyone say that term is offensive until now.
STOP LOOKING FOR THINGS TO BE OFFENDED BY!
There is no term, word, or phrase that offends me because I'm not a pussy.
Several organisations with the inch system changed to metric Never heard of a metric organisation that wanted to change to the imperial/inch system
So if I must point a winner it would be the metric system Not saying it is the best though
In this thread at least
Any fasteners at any prices. Metric sucks balls, inch is functionally superior.
And don't get me started on gear teeth. Whichever adolescent twit came up with module teeth should have their balls removed and jammed down their throat. What garbage.
Other than that, what a lovely system ... if you've got your head up your ass. No metric units fit anything practical. What a brilliant way to measure things in the real world.
Metric gears are upside-down and backwards, it's ghastly. The thread system is not too lovely, either. I don't care that much about the units, hell, why not choose 1 gazillionth the distance from the north pole to god's nose ? But in practice, I end up doing all gear stuff in DP then translating back, cuz, you know, DP makes sense.EG, you surprise me that you landed on this side of the argument.
Does that mean I am going to have to throw away all of my inch based adjustable wrenches and slip joint pliers?
If you had a 1/2-inch boring bar and a 12 mm boring head, would you
* Turn the bar down to 12 mm?
* Drill the head out to 1/2 inch?
* Be more careful next time you bought stuff?
The later I think. :-)
am I being obstinate or just boneheaded?
The big point for the OP is what system is he most likely to find offered for sale, and at what prices. If I lived in Europe I would buy metric tooling but around here the inch stuff is widely available at competitive prices.
IMO there is far too much fuss from "elsewhere" over the USA not going fully metric. We were taught the basics of the metric system in the 1960s and most Americans, especially in technical fields are "bilingual". When I write a test report on a product the units are always metric, even if some measurements were taken using our system. As do most, I can switch seamlessly back and forth as needed. In my home shop it is mostly inch, although I use metric hardware and dimensions when needed to suit an existing item.