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Old 06-13-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Cool sae/metric chart?

Hello all, curious here as to if there is a possible pdf chart out there that charts metric and sae wrench sizes next to eachother for quick reference
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:12 PM   #2
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http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/in...ion-d_751.html
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: sae/metric chart?

Not directly relating to wrenches, but a quick rule of thumb for metric is that one millimeter equals approximately .040 inches, and there are approximately 25 millimeters to an inch. A digital caliper is also a good conversion tool. Measure in thousanths, then switch the tool to millimeters without moving the setting, and visa versa.

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Old 06-13-2010, 01:12 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if there is a source for standards regarding the exact dimensions for wrenches and if they are the same for SAE & Metrics. (If a bolt is exactly 14 mm across the flats and a wrench is 14 mm, it would almost be impossible to fit the wrench on the bolt.) Maybe every manufacturer has its own standard.

One could always do the conversions using Google or whatever, but one would need the true exact dimensions to start with.
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Old 06-13-2010, 01:15 PM   #5
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How about this one? I can customize one for you, if this is not what you want.

http://cid-533c6ad99f5ed0c5.office.l...%5E_Metric.pdf


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Old 06-13-2010, 05:11 PM   #6
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I've got one I like at work, I'll scan it tomorrow.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:46 PM   #7
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yah, thanks, im really looking for a quick printable chart
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:07 PM   #8
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I got one from Wright in the form of a 4x6(I think) sticker. I put it on the inside lid of one of my top chests.

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Old 06-13-2010, 06:46 PM   #9
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There's a fantastic chart just like you're talking about in the 1986 Bonney I own. Even has drill numbers in it! Very handy. But I don't have a scanner. I'd be willing to snail mail a copy to someone with a scanner if they'll post it for all to see.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:52 PM   #10
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Try this one. Scroll down 'til you see "Jaw Size Table." Below the table is a list of links for other wrench/socket size tables.
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Old 06-13-2010, 07:44 PM   #11
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I'm not sure to what end you want to put this information, so this may not be an answer for you.

Any edition of Machinery's Handbook from the last 15 years will have current information on ANSI standards for wrench dimensions. And it will have specs for the kind of clearance needed for different size wrenches.

Look at places like Half Price Books for an old copy of Machinery's Handbook. It's a good reference for lots of things mechanical.

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Old 06-13-2010, 08:02 PM   #12
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8mm=5/16",haven't compared 9mm and 11/32",3/8 has nothing similar in metric,10mm is bigger than 3/8" but has no sae match,11mm=7/16",13mm just slightly bigger than 1/2" but will work in a pinch.,14mm just a hair smaller than 9/16",annoying but it will work.15mm is on its own,16mm=5/8",17mm slightly smaller than 11/16",18mm is its own,19mm=3/4",20mm is its own,21mm is just a hair bigger than 13/16",22mm=7/8",24mm=15/16".Just off the top of my head.
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:29 PM   #13
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Here is one.

http://www.jrcwelding.com/images/inc...hart_20001.jpg

Starrett has a great pocket chart. I keep one behind the cover of my calculator, which is never far from me when I'm working.
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Old 06-15-2010, 01:49 PM   #14
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Does anyone have a source for one similiar to the one X1 Mike posted that is pre laminated and large for hanging on the wall?
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For factional sizes such as X/Y", then ( 25.4 * X ) / Y gets a number you can use. 1/2 is 12.7 which is why a 13mm works, 3/4" is 19.05, etc.
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8mm=5/16",haven't compared 9mm and 11/32",3/8 has nothing similar in metric,10mm is bigger than 3/8" but has no sae match,11mm=7/16",13mm just slightly bigger than 1/2" but will work in a pinch.,14mm just a hair smaller than 9/16",annoying but it will work.15mm is on its own,16mm=5/8",17mm slightly smaller than 11/16",18mm is its own,19mm=3/4",20mm is its own,21mm is just a hair bigger than 13/16",22mm=7/8",24mm=15/16".Just off the top of my head.
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Old 06-15-2010, 03:00 PM   #17
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Yep. After a while you just "know".
The "real" test that you've arrived is when you can look at a nut or bolt and guess the right size by appearance. I can do that with SAE, but not metric - yet.
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SAE to Metric Wrench Table




It is not an exact fit, but good enough for government work...
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Wright Tool Catalog has a conversion chart in it for metrics trying to match inch-standard.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #20
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http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=190399

Drill and tap chart is what you need. As stated in the link, if you have say a 14mm bolt that is rusty, and a 13mm is too loose, it helps to know the sae in between to hammer it on. Plus, youll get to know the sae "equivalent" to metric.
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