What are 8 point sockets good for?

Proto® 8 Point Impact Sockets are ideal for use on stubborn or damaged fasteners, and also on fasteners made from soft materials.

What number is a 5’8 socket?

Metric / Standard Wrench Conversion Chart

Bolt Diameter Metric Standard
5/8″ 24mm 15/16″
25mm 1″
3/4″ 29mm 1-1/8″
32mm 1-1/4″

What are 5 point sockets used for?

5-Point Sockets These sockets fit the nuts found on water and gas valves. Use with hand-driven tools only.

Is 6 point or 12 point sockets?

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

What are 12 point sockets used for?

The additional points make these sockets easier to connect with the heads of fasteners. This is ideal if you are trying to work on a fastener that is hard to see or you cannot see at all. 12 point sockets are also great for use in tight spaces as they allow you to connect to a fastener at more angles.

What size bolt does a 5’8 wrench fit?

US Bolt Head/Wrench Size

Bolt Diameter Head and Wrench Size
Hex Bolt – Lag Bolt – Square Bolt Heavy Hex Bolt
1/2″ 3/4″ 7/8″
9/16″ 13/16″
5/8″ 15/16″ 1-1/16″

What are the SAE socket sizes?

Common SAE socket sizes

  • 5/16″
  • 3/8″
  • 7/16″
  • 1/2″
  • 9/16″
  • 5/8″
  • 11/16″
  • 3/4″

What socket fits a square head?

Sockets & Drivers for Square head Bolts Try using a socket that fits the number of corners on your square head bolts. These Square Socket or 4-point sockets fit many of the common head sizes we sell.

Is 6 point or 12 point better?

Should I use 6 or 12 point sockets?

If your fastener is 12-point, which is somewhat uncommon, then you must use a 12-point tool. For 6-point fasteners, a 6-point tool is your best choice. Matching up the points between the tool and fastener means that you will maximize the surface area of steel in contact, making the tool less likely to slip or fail.

What size nut goes on a 5’8 bolt?

US Nut Size Table

Size Diameter*
Hex Nut Machine Screw Nut
1/2″ 3/4″
9/16″ 7/8″
5/8″ 15/16″

What does SAE mean in sockets?

Society of Automotive Engineers
SAE stands for Society of Automotive Engineers. This form of measurement was used primarily on cars made in the USA. This is why more often than not if you’re in the United States, you’re most likely finding wrenches and sockets in SAE sizings. AE sockets are sized in inches and fractions of inches.

Is SAE same as imperial?

How to Convert Between SAE and Imperial Socket Sizes? There are two different methods for measuring the hex sizes of sockets. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) system uses inches, and the imperial or metric system uses millimeters.

What is better a 6 point or 12 point socket?

What size bolt has a 5’8 head?

Hex Bolt Head Size Chart

Diameter Head Size
7/16″ 5/8″
1/2″ 3/4″
9/16″ 13/16″
5/8″ 15/16″
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