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# Daily Wire Tip March 27: Conversion Calculator

By on March 27, 2010

Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
March 27, 2010

Question:

Because I have worked all my life as a woodworker I am confused with inches and mm. I would like to know if there is a way how to turn the inches to mm or vice versa.

My favorite length conversion calculator is free, follow this link: Conversion Calculator

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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1. Helen

March 27, 2010 at 7:15 am

unless I am missing something, I did not see a conversion for mm, the thing most of us need the most. the smallest I saw was cm on the metric side.

• dalecgr

March 27, 2010 at 10:39 am

Helen, just scroll down the right hand chart – mm is second from the bottom.

2. March 27, 2010 at 9:57 am

Another way,

If you use the US Quarter ( \$.25 ) as a reference it might also help.
Or to convert inches to mm just multiply by 25.4 and to convert mm to inches just multiply by .03937

3. March 27, 2010 at 10:34 am

Thank you for this tip. All of the tips you have given are excellent, this one is very helpful to me. I look forward to reading your tip every day. I am just getting started in wire wrapping and consult your book quite often.

Thank you again,

Nina Christen

4. Al

March 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm

To change inches to millimeters: multiply inches by 25.4
Example. 2 inches X 25.4 = 50.8 millimeters

To change millimeters to inches: divide millimeters by 25.4
Example. 50.8 millimeters divided by 25.4 = 2 inches

There are exactly 25.4 millimeters in 1 inch.

Hope this helps.

5. Genevieve

March 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Here is my favorite conversion calculator online:
http://www.worldwidemetric.com and conversion calculators can be purchased to take with you to shows, etc. I had one that I used for years until it simply died of old age. I can’t tell you how musch use I got out of it and carried it in my purse at all times. (It helped me to half and double recipes ingredients, too.)

6. Diana

March 28, 2010 at 11:52 am

I never learned metric conversion. Found it very confusing, especially since it does not translate directly into inches and feet. I finally bought a ruler that had inches on one side and metric measurements on the other. When I need millimeters I ignore the inch side and vice versa. It’s much easier than trying to convert. Such rulers are easy to find in business supply stores. Also in dollar stores, etc. Just check each edge of the ruler to make sure it has both types.