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A measuring tool is anything used to take a count of quantitative data, such as weight, length, time or temperature. Rulers and scales are two common types of measuring tools. Measuring tools can be very precise, but low... More »

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Measuring a roller chain is a two-step process which involves first determining the pitch size of the chain's roller pins and then calculating its actual length. The most common measurement system used to determine these... More »

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To use a tape measure, place the hooked end over one end of the object being measured and anchor it in place. Pull the measure across until the desired distance is reached, then read the markings on the tape to see the l... More »

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