[U.S.A] Has anyone had problems using Metric?
I’m considering Building the shredder, but before I do I wanted to know if anyone has had problems with Metric parts.
Has finding them been difficult?
Do laser cutters use metric?
If you are from the U.S. what are you experiences building any of the machines?
Update: Speaking to laser cutter. Having some problems with Metric. But 27mm is close enough to 1″ that scaling shouldn’t be a big deal.
We would still like to provide a metric package as well. Not done yet. Do make sure to share your information if you are done, useful for other metrics out here!
In the U.S. we use a measurement system we call “Standard”(which is only used by 3 other countries). Luckily everything is in Millimeters which most Americans also use because we don’t have an equivalent. However some people still struggle to use anything other than Inches.
[Update] Found a new metal cutter. It’s going much better 3mm steel is referred to as 11 gauge.
Hey there, I have had shredder parts water jet cut here in the United States. I had a friend rearrange the file and also do some tinkering. It worked for me, so I’ll attach it for you!
Yes I do have a working shredder made, although it doesn’t look quite like the blueprints. I would assume the holes are modified to inches, but can’t be confident since I didn’t do the work. The .dxf files could not be uploaded to this site, but I would be willing to email them out as needed. I’ll try to attach an image of my shredder @dreek00
-P.S.Sorry about the double post, I’m not sure how to delete the first.
I haven’t had any problems finding in the supplies I just don’t have the ability to get the parts made so any help would be wonderful but as far as that’s concerned also I’m low on funds so yay.
An engineer friend of mine has been helping me with building a shredder in imperial. So far we’ve run into the problem on imperial tolerances being far harder to work with than metric.
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