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Stanley Decimal Inch Tape Measure

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Part# 33-272
MFR Model# 33-272


This 12-ft. steel tape measure with 1/2" blade is graduated in tenths and hundredths of inches and also in fractions of inches (32nds). Very handy for all aircraft construction. A must for building composite aircraft.
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Excellent quality

March 18, 2018

I got this to layout stair balusters using a calculator instead of having to convert to metric. It would be nice if the divisions were a bit more minute the length of the tape. Beyond that, its great!

Dick R
January 15, 2018


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Q: Does Stanley Tape Measure P/N: 33-272 show measurements in decimals and fractions of a inch?

Both. Fractions on the inches side and decimal conversion on the other side.

Q: Is the decimal scale layed out the same the full length of the tape, as in the picture?

Yes that is correct.

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