What size sockets are there?

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).

Drive Sockets (1-inch size) Standard wrenches fit there. In the case of consumer wrenches, these square recesses are categorized into this size: 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch, 3/8 inch, and 1/4 inch. In the past, we have seen some manufacturers that created 5/16 inch socket drives.

Secondly, are 6 or 12 point sockets better? Answer: It’s true that 12point sockets are fine for most lightweight repairs, but heavy wrenching calls for a sixpoint socket. A sixpoint socket is much less likely to slip off a stubborn fastener or round over the corners. Here’s why: (1) Sixpoint sockets have thicker walls, so they’re less likely to flew.

Similarly, you may ask, what socket is bigger than 3 4?

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 are the standard socket sizes smallest to largest?

Metric Socket Sizes Chart

1/4″ Drive 3/8″ Drive 1″ Drive
10mm 13mm 60mm
11mm 14mm 63mm
12mm 15mm 65mm
13mm 16mm 67mm

How do I know what size socket wrench I need?

Multiply the first number which is the bolt size in inches or millimeters, by 1.5 using a pocket calculator, if necessary. For example, for the numbers in Step 1, 1/2 x 1.5 = . 75 or 3/4, which is the wrench size needed for this standard-sized bolt.

What is the most common socket drive size?

10mm sockets and 36mm sockets are typically the most commonly used sizes.

What size socket set should I buy?

While 12-point sockets are fine for most light work, choose six-point sockets for larger hardware or applications that demand serious torque. Six-point sockets are less likely to slip in this situation.

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

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

What is a 22mm socket in standard?

22mm socket equals: a 22mm socket approximately equals 7/8″. 7/8″ is just a hair larger (. 875 vs . 866) but should not round the bolt as long as you keep the socket ‘square’ to the bolt.

What’s the same size as a 8mm socket?

MM Approximate Size In Inches Exact Size In Inches 7mm Little over 1/4 Inch 0.27559 Inches 8mm 5/16 Inch 0.31496 Inches 9mm Just short of 3/8 Inch 0.35433 Inches 10mm Little over 3/8 Inch 0.39370 Inches

What size socket is a spark plug?

The size of the socket to be used is determined by the hex of the spark plug. Most spark plug sockets come in 2 sizes. These are 13/16 inches or 21 mm sockets and 5/8 inch or 16mm sockets. Sockets of 18mm size are also available even though they are not as common as the other two spark plug sockets.

What’s the next size down from 3 4?

US Bolt Head/Wrench Size Bolt Diameter Head and Wrench Size Hex Bolt – Lag Bolt – Square Bolt Heavy Hex Bolt 5/8″ 15/16″ 1-1/16″ 3/4″ 1-1/8″ 1-1/4″ 7/8″ 1-5/16″ 1-7/16″

What size socket is between 1/4 and 5 16?

Standard / Metric Wrench Conversion Chart Bolt Diameter Standard Metric 1/2″ 3/4″ 19mm 9/16″ 13/16″ 21mm 7/8″ 22mm 5/8″ 15/16″ 24mm

What is bigger 3/8ths or 1 2?

0.375 is not greater than 0.5. Therefore, 3/8 is not greater than 1/2 and the answer to the question “Is 3/8 greater than 1/2?” is no. Note: When comparing fractions such as 3/8 and 1/2, you could also convert the fractions (if necessary) so they have the same denominator and then compare which numerator is larger.

What is metric socket sizes?

Metric Socket Sizes: 5.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22mm.

What size is smaller than 3 8?

8mm = 5/16 inch. 9mm = almost 3/8 inch. 10mm = just over 3/8 inch. 11mm = almost 7/16 inch.

What size nut fits a 15mm socket?

The standard wrenches needed are: 11,13,15,17,19,22,24,27,30,32,36mm. I believe that the bold that goes with the 15mm wrench is normally an M8. M8s usually use 12 or 13mm heads.