What size socket or wrench is needed?
You at least need a set of 3/8″ (drive size) sockets set with sizes 8-19mm. Some vehicles use Allen or Torx bits for the caliper guide pins. Torx and Allen bits are not interchangeable. The wrong bit may feel like it fits, but it might damage the female head of the bolt.
What size drill bit is 10mm?
There are variations for a 10mm tap. The 10mm x 1.0 uses a 9.1mm metric drill bit and the 10mm x 1.5 uses a 8.7mm metric drill bit. As you can see by the chart, there are many different sizes of 10mm taps and the exact size depends on the drill bit you should use.
What is the standard socket size?
- 5mm: Used on fixing inner fender screws and most interior screws.
- 7mm: Used for bumper bolts, windshields, hood bolts, and seat belts
- 10mm: The most common for fender bolts, license plates, and antennas.
- 13mm: Used for bracket bolts
- 15mm: Used to fix larger bumper brackets and fog lights, infill panels, and doors in the home
What are the most common socket sizes?
⅜-inch drive size sockets are the most common and most available. ¼-inch drive size sockets are ideal when you are in tight spaces or when you are working with recessed nuts. What is the most common socket? 10mm sockets and 36mm sockets are typically the most commonly used sizes.
Is a 3/8 socket the same as a 10mm?
8mm = 5/16 inch. 9mm = almost 3/8 inch. 10mm = just over 3/8 inch.
What can I use if I don’t have a 10mm socket?
Take two large coins (2 pence coins work perfectly for this) and place them on either side of the nut. Grip the coins between the knuckles of your index and middle fingers for extra grip and twist in the direction needed to loosen the nut.
What size nut fits a 10mm socket?
Metric Fasteners – Wrench size needed for Driving common NutsScrew SizeWrench Size *Alt Size, Acorn ***M58mm8mmM610mm10mmM813mm13mm8 more rows
What can I use for a 10mm bolt?
Metric hex bolts, 10mm x 100mmStainless steel 18-8 (A-2) Also known as A-2 stainless, 18-8 is the most common grade of stainless steel for general use.Stainless steel 316 (A-4) … Zinc plated class 8.8 steel. … Zinc plated class 10.9 steel.
What is a 10mm in standard?
10mm. Little over 3/8 Inch. 0.39370 Inches. 11mm. 7/16 Inch.
Is M8 a 10mm?
So an M8 bolt would have a shaft diameter that’s slightly under 8mm which means that the bolt should fit through an 8mm hole.
Is the M6 a 10mm?
M6 (6mm x 10mm) Hex Socket Cap Screw (Bolt) – Steel (Pack of 20)
Does M10 mean 10mm?
Steel bolt with M10 metric thread. Metric threads are designated with a capital M plus an indication to their nominal outer diameter and their pitch: This bolt is M10 x 1.5 – which means the outside diameter is 10mm and the threads are 1.5mm apart (the most common thread pitch for M10).
What size nut goes on a M10 bolt?
The situation on is almost as complex with metric nuts which come in a wide variety of types (full, thin, nyloc, castellated…..) and 5 strength grades as well as the same range of sizes….Spanner and Allen Key Sizes.SizeSpannerAllen KeyM58 mm4 mmM610 mm5 mmM813 mm6 mmM1017 mm8 mm5 more rows
How do I know what size nut I need?
To measure the diameter of screws and bolts, you measure the distance from the outer thread on one side to the outer thread on the other side. This is called the major diameter and will usually be the proper size of the bolt.
Will a M10 bolt fit a 3/8 nut?
That said, they are very close, the 3/8″ bolt is about 0.019″ smaller and the pitch’s are very close so the 3/8 -16 bolt will thread in the 10mm x 1.5 but the 10 x 1.5 bolt will not fit the 3/8 but..
What size is an M10 nut?
10 mmM10 nuts have a diameter of 10 mm and are one of the most common sizes of nut available.
What is the difference between standard sockets and metric sockets?
Standard sockets are measured in inches while metric sockets are measured in milimeters (mm). Depending on the region you live in, one measurement system will be more common than the other. This can become frustrating because different manufacturers also embrace different measurement systems.
What is the size of a 33mm socket?
A 33mm metric socket is 1.29921 inches in size which most closely matches a 1 5/16 standard size socket. A 1 5/16 standard size socket is 33.34mm which is a little bit bigger than a 33mm socket but it is the standard size socket that best fits over a 33mm bolt.
What is a 36 mm in standard size?
A 36mm socket is 1 7/16″ in standard (SAE) size, almost. 1 7/16″ converts into so a 1 7/16 socket is the standard socket that best fits a 36mm fastener.
Do metric sockets match standard sockets?
Some metric sockets, like the 32mm socket, do match exactly with a standard sized socket so you see why switching between the two systems can be frustrating. Some fit, some don’t, and remembering what fits what can be difficult. Tip: Keep your sockets neatly organized from smallest to largest so that you can quickly test fit alternate sizes.
What is 10mm socket?
10 MM is one of those ‘b*stard’ size sockets that no SAE equivalent exists, at least going by 1/16″ gradients. Something odd, if it even exists, would be 13/32″ as close as I can figure, 12/32″ is 3/8″ and 14/32″ would be 7/16″, 10 MM falls in between the latter two ‘32’ fractions if an inch.
What size driver for a 10mm socket?
A 10mm socket, either conventional or long socket could be driven by a 1/4 inch square driver, or a 3/8 inch square driver.
How to determine the size of a driver?
The size driver would be determined by the bolt hardness , and the amont of torque available to exert on to the bolt.
What size is a M6 bolt?
if you mean the nut or bolt size? it is M6 (6 mm diameter) the nut and bolt head is 10 mm across the flats.
Is 10mm a metric?
Well, this is kinda tough…10mm is a regular size only metric.
Is 10mm a regular size?
However, if you mean what imperial/USCU size is equivalent, there is none. 10 mm is very much regular.
Can you use a SAE socket on a metric bolt head?
But to use a SAE socket on a ‘metric bolt head’ will round off the edges, since two much force will be distributed over too small an area of the bolt.