What are the most common metric wrench sizes?

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Re: Most common metric bolt sizes
Used to be (back in the 70's and 80's) that European manufacturers used the 13mm and 10mm fasteners the most; followed by the 14, 17, and 19mm. The Asian manufacturers used the 12mm and 10mm as the most common, followed by the 15, 17 and 19mm.

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Correspondingly, what are the most common wrench sizes?

Most common are the 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and ½-inch ratchet drivers, but ¾-inch and 1-inch sets are available for heavy-duty work.

One may also ask, what are the standard wrench sizes? Standard wrench comes in size such as 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 13/16, 7/8, 15/16 and 1.

Secondly, what are the metric wrench sizes?

Metric Combination Wrenches (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Standard Flare Nut Wrenches (3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4, 7/8) Note: Each wrench may combine two sizes. Metric Flare Nut Wrenches (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17) Note: Each wrench may combine two sizes.

Is a 3/8 socket the same as a 10mm?

It's the same size. 3/8 is in inch and and its 10mm.

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What is bigger than a 7 8 wrench?

Wrench sizes are a bit easier to figure out than socket sizes since you are not dealing with different ratchet drive sizes.

Wrench Size Chart for Bolts.
Bolt Diameter Wrench Size (Standard) Wrench Size (Metric)
9/16" 13/16" 21mm
5/8" 15/16" 24mm
3/4" 1-1/8" 29mm
7/8" 1-5/16" 34mm

What is better 6 point or 12 point?

Answer: It's true that 12-point sockets are fine for most lightweight repairs, but heavy wrenching calls for a six-point socket. A six-point socket is much less likely to slip off a stubborn fastener or round over the corners.

How do I know what size socket I have?

How to Determine the Right Size Socket for a Nut
  1. Turn on the digital caliper and set it to read in inches, not millimeters.
  2. Close the caliper jaws until each jaw rests on one flat side of the nut on opposite sides.
  3. Check the caliper display.
  4. Turn on the digital caliper and set it to read in millimeters, not inches.

What is the most common lug nut size?

The most common lug nut sizes are: 10mm x 1.25. 12mm x 1.25.

Here are the most common sizes you'll encounter:
  • 17mm.
  • 19mm (3/4″ also fits)
  • 21mm (13/16″ also fits)
  • 22mm (7/8″ also fits)
  • 23mm.

How many sockets are in a set?

standard sockets (5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, and9/16 in.); 12 6pt. metric sockets (4, 5, 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14mm); 10 12pt.

What are the sizes of socket wrenches?

There are four common socket sizes: 1/4 inch (0.6 centimeters), 3/8 inch (0.9 centimeters), 1/2 inch (1.3 centimeters) and 3/4 inch (1.9 centimeters). In-between sizes are available too, starting with 1/4 inch (0.6 centimeters) and increasing every sixteenth of an inch (0.16 centimeters).

What is a combination wrench?

Definition of combination wrench. : a wrench with one open end and one socket end.

How many 32nds are in an inch?

mm to Inch Conversion Chart
mm Inches (approximate)
16 5/8 20/32
17 11/16 21/32
18 11/16 23/32

What is the next size up from 1/2 inch?

Ear Gauge to MM Conversion Table
Gauge Millimeters(mm) Inches
00g 10 mm 3/8"
11 mm 7/16"
12 mm 1/2"
14 mm 9/16"

What is 36mm in standard size?

Wrench Size And Conversion Table
Inches Millimeters Spanner
1.417 36mm 36mm
1.418 1 7/16 AF
1.480 7/8 Wworth; 1in BSF
1.500 1 1/2 AF

What is a 32 mm in standard size?

Standard / Metric Wrench Conversion Chart
Bolt Diameter Standard Metric
3/4" 1-1/8" 29mm
1-1/4" 32mm
7/8" 1-5/16" 34mm
1-3/8" 35mm

What size bolt has a 14mm head?

Metric Bolt Head/Wrench Size
Bolt Diameter (mm) Head/Wrench Size (mm)
ANSI/ISO JIS
8 13 12
10 16 14
12 18 17

How do you get a rounded bolt out?

A quick way to get the bolt back to the good part of the threads is to wedge a small screwdriver or flat blade between the part and the bolt, nut, or screw head. Apply pressure to push the bolt out and unthread it. This works miracles. Sometimes the hole itself is stripped.

Do you need both metric and SAE wrenches?

Yes, you can use some sockets on both metric and SAE sizes. However, you need to be careful, as most times they are not exactly the same, and you can strip a bolt by using an SAE socket on a metric bolt and vice versa.

What comes after 1/8 of an inch?

Fraction, Decimal, and Millimeter Equivalent Measurements
Fraction Decimal Millimeters
116 0.0625 1.5875
18 0.125 3.175
316 0.1875 4.7625
14 0.25 6.35

What size wrench fits a 3 8 nut?

US Bolt Head/Wrench Size
Bolt Diameter Head and Wrench Size
Hex Bolt - Lag Bolt - Square Bolt Heavy Hex Bolt
3/8" 9/16" -
7/16" 5/8" -
1/2" 3/4" 7/8"

What is the most common ratchet size?

Common ratchet sizes include 1/4-inch drive, 1/2-inch drive and 3/8-inch drive. Having different socket wrench sizes will allow you to operate different socket sizes based on your particular needs.