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Glen S commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"We use shingles here in the good ol USA that are "metric" yet when I measure them they always seem to end up being 39 1/2 inches long by 13 1/4 inches tall. I had to learn the mm/cm in school & hated every minute of it. I'm so…"
Aug 3, 2016
Roger Waskow commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"I wonder if I give Carbatec their imperial system back if Kreg would send me a metric system. Maybe to confusing for Carbatec. I have read that there are conversion charts to which I agree but then there is a greater chance of mistakes being made…"
Jul 11, 2016
Keith DARVILL commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"I have a rule that has both imperial and metric measures. NZ started metrification in 1969....so I am old enough to remember it and be comfortable with either.  You do need to be careful mixing imperial screws with metric timbers (to avoid…"
Jul 11, 2016
Lawrence Katz commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Hi Roger. I support your comments and feel your pain. The challenge you have happens many times in Aus. I have METRINCH spanners for that reason. If our hardware stores would simply stop selling non metric stock it would be a win for all! The work…"
Jul 10, 2016
Roger Waskow commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Reading that Kreg has a MM system I am disappointed Carbatec. You sent me an imperial set. Can't you guys get something spot on. Why on earth do we have to find out via America Kreg that a metric system is available. A comment from you would be…"
Jul 10, 2016
Tony Brooks commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"I live in Australia too. I know a couple of QANTAS engineers (LAME's). They need two toolkits - one for Boeing and one for Airbus."
Jul 6, 2016
jay blavard commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Reminds me of the "not for U.S. use "  mustang I had. Since it was ordered in Panama, it came with the big numbers in Kilos on speedometer. Woo Hoo, wide open, the speedo went past "160"!"
Mar 26, 2016
Christopher Michaut commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Yea when they put that man on the moon they used metric! Its true that Kreg is based on the imperial system but in all honesty its not all that difficult to figure once you use the system often enough!"
Mar 11, 2016
Paul Steiner commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"There are two types of countries in the world, those that put a man on the moon and those that use metric.  "
Mar 6, 2016
Robert Brennan commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Yo good work Phill Congratulations, lets see a post real soon !! Did you need to send the imperial unit back to Kreg? I shall have to go work on Carbatec now with their imperial Incra Products. Are Carbatec  the only importers ? we …"
Feb 24, 2016
Philip Sharp commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Hi, firstly let me thank Kreg very sincerely for sending me a metric version of the K4 which our Australian distributor told me did not exist. It is a great piece of equipment which is being well used in my work room. Hopefully Carbatec will now…"
Feb 23, 2016
Larwyn commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"That last sentence got all jumbled up in the edit. It should have read; I find it easier not to bother converting the them."
Dec 30, 2015
Larwyn commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"I had problems with the metric system back when I bothered to spend time converting the numbers.  After enough exposure to both systems it has become much easier for me to simply take each measurement at face value in whichever system it is…"
Dec 30, 2015
michael evans commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Well do not get me started on weights and measures ,here in the U.k we use feet and inches, yards, and miles, millimeters, centimeters. We also use gallons ,liters, pints, milliliters, stones, pounds, ounces, kilos, grams. Confused i am ,and…"
Dec 26, 2015
Gregory Kuhn commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"The two systems are easy to convert.  1mm = 0.03937 inches and 1 inch = 25.4mm.  3/4 inch = 19.05mm. Use either of these conversions and re-mark your K4 with a fine point Sharpie."
Dec 23, 2015
Alex Cruickshank commented on Philip Sharp's blog post 'Where in the world is the imperial system used!'
"Note that "like" was "yoke" before autocorrect got to it!"
Dec 23, 2015

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Kreg Jig® K4
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Where in the world is the imperial system used!

I live in Australia. I recently purchased a Kreg K4 Jig from our local Australian supplier and was looking forward to using it. On opening the packaging I've discovered that all measurements are in inches. Australia has not officially used this imperial system since 1976. I was bewildered to learn that no metric product is available. My dilemma Is that i use and struggle with this old and ancient system or not use the machine at all.



I am extremely disappointed that although most of… Continue

Posted on December 7, 2015 at 8:49pm — 27 Comments

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At 4:21am on December 8, 2015, Robert Brennan said…

Hello again Philip,

I can only agree with your sentiments, just out of interest where did you buy the Jig?

Incidently Kreg must be aware of the metric imperial concerns as the Kreg Square has both systems on each side of the blade. Its a attitude dating back to henry Ford.s days  with his "you can have any colour (color) you want as long as its black !!"

At 12:20am on December 8, 2015, Robert Brennan said…

You are a funny man Philip, did you miss the TPI we all use (Teeth Per Inch on our saws?

Stop worring about it, you will never get 100% concensus to fix it now.

I drive a L/H drive DMC de lorian a few months back every time Went to change gears I opened the door!

Get that Kreg jig working!!!

 
 
 

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