It was probably adjustable to either; like those electronic
micrometers that have a small digital display.
Press a small button and it changes over!
Remembering that one inch is pretty well 25 mms. One can convert in
the head, although thinking in 64ths is a bit of a tussle; along these
lines, below, done on a calculator!
One 64th = 0.4 mm.
One 32th = 0.8 mm.
One 16th = 1.6 mm.
One 8th = 3.15 mm.
One 4th = 6.3 mm.
One half = 12.6 mm.
One inch = 25.2 mm.
Twelve inches = 302 mm.
Four feet = 1210 mm.
Eight feet = 2419 mm
My adjustable wrench is both SAE and metric. It's a 10" adjustable wrench on
one side and with just a flip it becomes a 250mm adjustable wrench. Good
thing both sides are marked because I'd never remember which side was which.
I actually own a Craftsman cordless hammer. Came as a gift, and to be
honest, it is a pleasant surprise. In the real world of construction
and remodeling, there are situations where swinging a hammer just
isn't going to accomplish much except time wasted bending nails. A
palm air nailer is nice (I own one), but its a PITA to drag a
compressor into a crawl space or up on a roof for a quick job. This
tool works nicely, and I will refute the PM finding on joist nails: my
CH does them quite well. Slightly slower than a full framing hammer,
but then there is no way to swing a FH putting in hurricane ties on
trusses in old work. Again, holding a board, a nail and swinging a
hammer needs three hands. The CH only takes two hands. Same with
construction screws and impact drivers. Watch Mike Holmes Sunday
nights on HGTV to see how the pros assemble framing.
Nothing wrong with 20th Century tools and methods if your standards
are low enough and you have lots of time.
I'll let you know after the one I just bought -- for $29 at HD -- is
charged up and ready to go.
$29??? Yes, only $29. That's what the ryobitools.com Web site (click on
Promotions) says. My local HD had them marked at $59 but, when
confronted by the Web site, they sold it to me for $29 -- and printed
the Web page for future reference.
The one disadvantage is that it's a 12v unit, so the batteries aren't
interchangeable with the other Ryobi tools I already have.
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