# Make router lift adjustments easy ... use this handy fraction to decimal conversion chart.

You can probably use this handy chart if you're like me, still thinking in the English measurement system. Most Americans (I'm actually Canadian, but grew up in America) find it difficult to think metric. I don't know why this is, because it is much easier to do metric arithmetic than fractional, at least it is for me. Perhaps it's just habit.

Whatever the case may be, many dial indicators on various instruments display decimal units. This often applies to the height adjustment indicators on router lifts. So, if you think in fractions like ½, you'll need to convert to decimal (0.500) so that you can make the correct adjustments. You can easily make the conversion using a calculator, but it can be a pain some times to put your hands on one while working in your shop.

To get around this, I just print out the table below and tape it in a spot where I can easliy see it in my shop. It's a great time saver. Give it a try if you like. I think you'll find it very useful.

 fraction decimal fraction decimal 1/64 0.016 33/64 0.516 1/32 0.031 17/32 0.531 3/64 0.047 35/64 0.547 1/16 0.063 9/16 0.563 5/64 0.078 37/64 0.578 3/32 0.094 19/32 0.594 7/64 0.109 39/64 0.609 1/8 0.125 5/8 0.625 9/64 0.141 41/64 0.641 5/32 0.156 21/32 0.656 11/64 0.172 43/64 0.672 3/16 0.188 11/16 0.688 13/64 0.203 45/64 0.703 7/32 0.219 23/32 0.719 15/64 0.234 47/64 0.734 1/4 0.250 3/4 0.750 17/64 0.266 49/64 0.766 9/32 0.281 25/32 0.781 19/64 0.297 51/64 0.797 5/16 0.313 13/16 0.813 21/64 0.328 53/64 0.828 11/32 0.344 27/32 0.844 23/64 0.359 55/64 0.859 3/8 0.375 7/8 0.875 25/64 0.391 57/64 0.891 13/32 0.406 29/32 0.906 27/64 0.422 59/64 0.922 7/16 0.438 15/16 0.938 29/64 0.453 61/64 0.953 15/32 0.469 31/32 0.969 31/64 0.484 63/64 0.984 1/2 0.500 64/64 1.000

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