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Unit: Checking fit of cabinets

Section: Using measuring devices

MSFKB3003: Check and measure fit of cabinets

Competencies covered

MSFKB3003: Check and measure fit of cabinets


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Most kitchen and bathroom installers work with conventional measuring devices that have been used in the building industry for many years.

These include tape measures, squares and spirit levels.

In recent years a wide range of electronic instruments and attachments have become available, such as laser levels, electronic angle finders and digital distance measurers.

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If you have already completed the unit Make measurements, you will have covered the concepts of measuring lengths, angles and levels.

You will also have looked at the different units of measurement in the metric system and techniques for reading and recording measurements taken in millimetres.

This background will help you to understand the topics we'll cover in this section.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is designed to test your understanding of measuring tools and techniques. Have a look at the assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  1. Conventional equipment

  2. Electronic equipment

These lessons will provide you with background information relevant to the unit of competency.

When you've finished the lessons, have a look at the Just for fun exercise for some practice on identifying different types of laser levels.

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