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True...and a perfect illustration of why carpenters and fabricators going for tolerances closer than +/- 5/16" don't rely on the hook end of tape measures and "burn an inch" by starting measurements from the 1" mark and add it back on to the figure they get after reading the tape.

Even rulers can have inaccuracies on the "idiot end" (from manufacturing or damage/ modification...or both) and where tiny discrepancies matter like scale rules they force you to avoid relying on the end of the device as an accurate increment by starting the marks well away from it.

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