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What do you use to measure .5mm or .25mm??

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#1 deadstealth


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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:14 PM

Im looking to file .5 mm off the keys to make them minimal movement

What do people use to accuratly file .5mm or .25mm? Most rulers/tape ive seen wont go that small. Its kind of hard to even find a marker suitable for this application (most markers marking width .25mm or more) im sure there is a tool availiable that im not aware of that will allow you to see these distances accurately.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 02:15 PM

If you're looking for a cheap solution search google for printable rulers. I know we used one when scanning in keys.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 03:31 PM


#4 theopratr


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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:55 AM

If you want hyper-accurate measurements, go with a nice set of digital calipers, as WOT has suggested. (Also, get it from Harbor Freight... I love that place!)

However, the cheap and dirty way that I have employed in the past is either manually dividing a measurement of one millimeter, which is found on most all common rulers, or by using the tip of a fine point marker or pen. I'm pretty sure super fine point Sharpies are available in .5mm tip sizes, which makes marking very easy.

#5 ChicagoLocks


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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:07 AM

I too give you an advice to search on google for printable rulers and you may find some relevant information there.