I agree and have a set of these I picked up for $10 used that I use for "rough" shop use. I try to keep my new set in good shape for tool calibration, etc..I'm probably a shabby hobby guy because I can't work to 50 millionths of an inch so I rarely use blocks. I have them but I don't use them in the shop because then I can't use them for metrology purposes, which is why I bought them in the first place.
If you need USER blocks, I would buy a cheap import set or a used set and just use them. No point in spending big money on blocks that you're afraid to scratch. Just confirm the size of the block before you trust it, then use the heck out of them.
Relative difference. Put the work/workholder on a 0.1008, set a 0.1009 next to it, adjust then remove both gage blocks. Probably easier to imagine the two blocks on either end of a sine bar.The smallest "tenths" blocks are 0.1001 through 0.1009. What is the procedure for creating a stack that is less than 1/10 of an inch?
Do you mean 1/10 of 1/1000"?Was lucky to pick up an import set (more than good enough for my purpose) at a good price and I've watched the videos and played with them for some various stacks. So a question has come to mind.
The smallest "tenths" blocks are 0.1001 through 0.1009. What is the procedure for creating a stack that is less than 1/10 of an inch?