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Should the US Adopt Metric Standards?

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   9/6/2012 12:20:52 PM
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Jon, I agree about the ability to use Phillips and slot head screwdrivers on everything. Those are probably the two tools I use most around the house. I've encountered Robertson screws occasionally, but find it harder to turn them (even using the correct tool!) since the geometry takes more torque.

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JamesCAnder   11/8/2012 4:19:48 PM
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I believe the USA already has. I have found using both metric and imperial measurements can be helpful for different applications. Sometimes using one or the other give the perfect fit. For example, no imperial/english standard size is close to 0.700", but the metric 18mm is almost perfect. So, I would go with the standard 18mm for parts, sizes, etc.

I like the fact that the USA has both in practice. It give us the ability to choose.

JA

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