I work mainly in metric and like a rule that has imperial on one side and metric on the other.

The imperial side tends to have fractions on the top 64's. 32's, 16's and 1/8's with decimal on the bottom 50's, 20's and 10's

The metric side is usually the same top and bottom 1/2 mills to 50mm then 1mm to the end.

Occasionally you might get one that has 1/2mills at the top and full mills at the bottom but it all depends on the lay of the work which scale you use.

Now the gripe, why do they insist on marking in 1/2mills ? it just clutters the rule up and you are more liable to make a mistake on the wrong division that guessing the halfway point. 1/2 a mill is only 20 thou and cramming these in causes a lot of confusion.

When you are on the full mill divisions you can even guess off to a 1/4 of a mill or 10 thou but it next to impossible to split the 1/2 mills without going bozeyed.

Incidentally I must have about 10 rules that are all different in their layout of what goes where but I have never seen ones that has full mills top and bottom.

The imperial side tends to have fractions on the top 64's. 32's, 16's and 1/8's with decimal on the bottom 50's, 20's and 10's

The metric side is usually the same top and bottom 1/2 mills to 50mm then 1mm to the end.

Occasionally you might get one that has 1/2mills at the top and full mills at the bottom but it all depends on the lay of the work which scale you use.

Now the gripe, why do they insist on marking in 1/2mills ? it just clutters the rule up and you are more liable to make a mistake on the wrong division that guessing the halfway point. 1/2 a mill is only 20 thou and cramming these in causes a lot of confusion.

When you are on the full mill divisions you can even guess off to a 1/4 of a mill or 10 thou but it next to impossible to split the 1/2 mills without going bozeyed.

Incidentally I must have about 10 rules that are all different in their layout of what goes where but I have never seen ones that has full mills top and bottom.

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