I have been wanting a better surface plate for a while. I have been using a 12 x 12" marble tile, but it is a little small. I saw these in the MSC catalog for about $75.00, I got a flyer and they were on sale for $34.95!! I t weighs 85 lbs and I almost had a freaking heart attack humping it upstairs.
"To show you how radical I am, I want carjackers dead. I want rapists dead. I want burglars dead. I want child molesters dead. I want the bad guys dead. No court case. No parole. No early release. I want 'em dead. Get a gun and when they attack you, shoot 'em."
Ted Nugent - speaking at the NRA convention April 17, 2005
It probably cost more to ship than the price of the surface plate. It will help you better measure all your future projects. My old boss had one twice that size that was pink. He kept it hidden for some reason????
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Nice surface plate! How often do you need to get it recalibrated?(checked for flatness) The big (3'x4')one at the shop they check every 6mo. I don't think they get out that fast.
What do you use it for?
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. - Einstein
I have a smaller one from my dad, had no idea what it was used for, but looked too cool to get rid of. Now I know what it is used for. Guess I learned at least two things today.