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[U.S.A] Has anyone had problems using Metric?

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Lucas Hutchinson snowpoff

[U.S.A] Has anyone had problems using Metric?

24/10/2016 at 23:04

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?

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helper
31/10/2016 at 00:08
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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.

warrior
04/11/2016 at 14:51
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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!

helper
04/11/2016 at 20:52
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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.

helper
10/11/2016 at 03:26
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[Update] Found a new metal cutter. It’s going much better 3mm steel is referred to as 11 gauge.

warrior
13/12/2016 at 18:11
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@snowpoff
In case you are still interested, one of our forum members converted the shredder drawings to imperial units. No one have tested cutting a shredder with his drawings but theoretically, they should work just fine:

Plans in Imperial Units (not Metric)

helper
02/01/2017 at 06:51
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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!

dedicated
17/01/2017 at 21:18
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@herowe Have you build the shredder yet?

dedicated
17/01/2017 at 21:21
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@herowe also the knife holes are 27mm or modified 1″ (for 1″ hex bar)???

helper
18/01/2017 at 23:52
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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.

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helper
20/01/2017 at 04:17
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@herowe Do you have more shredder pictures? Preferably the motor?

helper
22/01/2017 at 18:03
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@snowpoff Yeah, here are some. It’s a team effort, so just let me know how I can help!

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helper
22/01/2017 at 22:43
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@herowe thank you very much. This is very helpful

starter
14/02/2017 at 19:06
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@herowe Where were you able to get the cutting done and where did you buy the steel? I am in Durham, NC and the quotes I am getting are close to $1000 dollars.

starter
04/07/2017 at 02:13
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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.

helper
11/07/2017 at 18:07
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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.

warrior
04/12/2017 at 23:28
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@snowpoff did you have any luck converting the shredder parts to imperial?

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