## What size socket is 3 8?

SAE to Metric Conversion Chart

SAE Size | Metric Size | Inches Decimal |
---|---|---|

3/8″ | 0.375 | |

10mm | 0.394 | |

13/32″ | 0.406 | |

11mm | 0.433 |

## What size drives are sockets?

Drive size: Both metric and SAE sockets are available in three drive sizes: ¼-inch, 3/8-inch and ½-inch. Each requires a different ratchet and other accessories like extensions. Smaller sockets typically use smaller drive sizes, while larger sockets use the larger drive sizes.

**What size is a 1/2 socket?**

Metric / Standard Wrench Conversion Chart

Bolt Diameter | Metric | Standard |
---|---|---|

1/2″ | 19mm | 3/4″ |

9/16″ | 21mm | 13/16″ |

22mm | 7/8″ | |

5/8″ | 24mm | 15/16″ |

**What is a 3/8 drive?**

3/8 inch – The middle sized, and in my opinion, most useful size for general use on a car. A 3/8″ drive can drive sockets of all sizes. It is big enough to apply quite a lot of force, but not too big to fit into tight spaces. 1/2 inch – 1/2″ sockets are generally used for nuts and bolts from around 10mm and up.

### What are 1/2 sockets used for?

1/2 inch – 1/2″ sockets are generally used for nuts and bolts from around 10mm and up. A 1/2″ drive socket can apply enough force to undo all nuts on a car. There are also 3/4″ and 1″ ratchets but these are used on trucks, tanks and industrial machinery.

### What is the difference between 1 4 and 3/8 torque wrench?

1/4-inch torque wrenches are the best choice for anything with a small gas motor such as mopeds and motorcycles. 3/8-inch is the necessary size for engine repairs such as tightening spark plugs. 1/2-inch. As mentioned above, this is the choice if you’re looking for a torque wrench to have on hand for tire changes.

**Is 3/8 and 10mm the same?**

7mm = almost 9/32 inch (= a bit over 1/4 inch) 10mm = just over 3/8 inch. 11mm = almost 7/16 inch. 12mm = almost 15/32 inch (= almost 1/2 inch)

**How do you calculate 3/8 of an inch in MM?**

To convert the fractional 3/8 inch to an inch as a decimal number, we simply divide the numerator by the denominator. Moreover, there are 25.4 millimeters per inch. Therefore, to convert the inch as a decimal to millimeters, we multiply the inch as a decimal by 25.4 to get our answer.

## How much torque can a 3/8 drive take?

If you assume a reasonable quality tool steel that can handle 100K psi, a 1/4″ drive can take about 30 ft-lb, 3/8″ about 100 ft-lbs, 1/2″ about 230 ft-lbs, and 3/4″ about 800 ft-lbs.

## What are the dimensions of a socket drive?

Drive socket. There are 5 different sizes of ‘drive socket’ that are commonly used: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″. The smaller the drive is, the smaller the head is likely to be as well. There are two main reasons for this.

**What is the standard socket sizes?**

Six Point Standard Sockets (3/8,7/16,1/2,9/16,5/8,11/16,3/4,13/16,7/8,15/16,1)

**What is the Order of SAE socket sizes?**

SAE sockets are in multiples of 1/32″ (as the sockets get larger, this increases), with the possible exception of really tiny ones, if those exist. The smallest socket that can serve as both a metric socket and a SAE socket *EXACTLY* is 5 inches = 127 mm.

### What is the size order of socket wrenches?

Socket wrenches are sold in four common sizes or drives: 1/4 inch, 3/8 inch, 1/2 inch, and 3/4 inch. When looking for American socket wrenches, remember that the 8 point sockets fit only square heads while 12 point sockets fit both hexagonal and square heads.