# 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.