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SAE 7 36.84%
Metric (SI) 12 63.16%
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:20 PM
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Sae Or Metric?

SAE bolts OR METRIC bolts and the measurement?,
Which is better?

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Old 02-06-2006, 04:22 PM
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What?

what kind of car are you working on?
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Old 02-06-2006, 04:24 PM
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80 Gm: Chevy Caprice
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I just saw your poll, the quality does not measure out to the bolt type, it measures between the bolt grade, it only depends on what kind of car you are working on, cause threads will not mate up. there is no comparison
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your going to find some metric and some SAE, metric has a number on the head, could be 8.5 or 10.5 or other numbers, SAE has the lines, 3 is grade 5, 6 is grade 8, then you have diffrent threads, metric uses pitch, and SAE is measured in threads per inch, you use a thread gauge ither way
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did you really not know that metric bolts aren't sae? did you think they were different grades? sae is measured in inches like 5/16 and metric is measure in mm like 8mm
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Metric sucks. This is the USA where we measure things in inches, feet, yards, and miles. Let the Europeans and Japs measure things the way they want. Here we use SAE.
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SAE bolts OR METRIC bolts and the measurement?,
Which is better?

I think he's after which we like better, SAE or Metric. Personally, I prefer SAE, but more often that not, those metrics fit a rusty nut (with a bit of Big Freakin' Hammer persuasion) better than an SAE....


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If this poll is about which SYSTEM we prefer then I vote SAE, as has already been said metric SUCKS!
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i don't understand how someone can say that metric sucks, it is the easiest measurement system in the world, why do you think every car for the past 12 years at least has used it. Whats half of 9 and 5/16"? Whats half of 72 cm? Thats what i thought How many people can name all the sae socket sizes from 1/4 to 1", now how many people can count from 8 to 20, yea thats what i thought. I don't really care either way, except when i don't have the right tool in sae and i have it in metric. Metric IS easier

Some people say that soon everyone will be using metric WRONG!! We(americans) will always buy a gallon of gas and measure stuff in feet and inches, but metric does have its place, needs to be accepted and is easier to worth with IMO and many others

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If someone can't name the socket sizes between 1/4" and 1" he needs to go back to school! I have absolutely no trouble figuring out which SAE socket size I need and I don't EVER remember needing a half size
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What will piss you off to no end is working on Oh say a 85 Chevy Suburban where SAE & METRICS ARE EMPLOYED

They just couldn't make up their minds back then

Don't matter much to me I have complete sets of both & then some

Just gots to keep a eye on those precious metals!!!

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Yea, metric sucks but we just have to grin and bare it I guess. But, if someone says you can only have one set of wrenches either sae or metric, I'd have to go with metric because metric will fit sae but sae will not fit metric, go figure. So if you can only afford one set of wrenches and one set of sockets metric would be the choice. Cheers!!!
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If someone can't name the socket sizes between 1/4" and 1" he needs to go back to school! I have absolutely no trouble figuring out which SAE socket size I need and I don't EVER remember needing a half size
took the words right out of my mouth
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I can't work efficiently on assemblies using fasteners sized using metric units because my crescent wrench won't fit the fasteners . Vise grips also are designed to be used with AMERICAN sizes. Now because of the many inadequacies of the metric system I have to make compensations when I'm putting metric stuff back together. I have found through much empirical testing that a 3/8" bolt pounded into a hole sized for an 8mm holds like there is no tomorrow. Hammers work with any measurement system. Except whitworth. Just my opinion so I'm sure it's wrong, mikey
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