What size socket is 3 8?
SAE to Metric Conversion Chart
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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
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.