# How do you convert metric to SAE?

## How do you convert metric to SAE?

Metric to SAE Calculator As you likely already know, the metric & imperial conversions are far from clean. Tools from the metric system use millimeters to while their imperial counterparts use inches. The formula for that conversion is 1 mm = 1⁄25.4 inches, which is approximately 0.039″.

Can you use metric on SAE?

Can you use Metric sockets on SAE fasteners or SAE Sockets on Metric Fasteners? Yes, you can use some sockets on both metric and SAE sizes. However, you need to be careful, as most times they are not exactly the same, and you can strip a bolt by using an SAE socket on a metric bolt and vice versa.

What is the difference between metric and standard tools?

The difference between metric tools and standard tools is slight for some applications while in other instances the difference may make a job harder. For example, a tool designed using the standard system may be ineffective against a bolt that is designed using the metric system.

### How do SAE and metric tools differ?

SAE tools will have measurements shown as fractions. Metric tools have sizes represented as whole numbers and decimals. Both groups of tools can use whole numbers however, so this method is a little less reliable. Another method and by far one of the best is to simply keep your tools well organized.

How do you convert customary to metric?

There are exactly 2.54 centimeters in one inch. This is the basic fact that needs to be memorized for any of the distance conversions between metric and customary measurement. To convert from cm to inches, we divide the number of centimeters by 2.54 to get the result.

What are metric tool sizes?

Metric tools are measured in millimeters and come in sizes such as 8 mm, 10 mm, 12 mm, etc. Fasteners, or bolts and nuts, are also different for SAE and Metric sizes, with SAE bolts being referred to in fractions of an inch (like the sockets) and metric bolts and nuts being referred to in millimeters.