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Old 11-03-2011, 02:16 PM
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What I learned is 1/2" will fit a metric 13mm head tight, but a 13mm wrench will not work on a 1/2".. Also keep a few el-cheepo tools around. some of them are odd sizes, if the head is spun out or rusted smaller, many of these odd size sockets and wrenches will work better..

I have 2 sets of SAE wrenches in my toolbox and 1 set of metric wrenches, and a large mix of sockets

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lol...didnt see that China on there.......Its the right tool if you have a 55 Chevy...They used to say all you needed for them was a Hammer and an adjustable......
i though an adjustable was the hammer...

my truck has 5 metric bolts the rest sae, but it's a 58
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I thought you guys were talking about the Allen type so my comment about the 7 MM probably did not make much sense, my bad.


As far as interchangeable sockets/wrenches of the commonly used sizes for automobile work there are three that are so close they are directly interchangeable, 8 MM and 5/16", 11 MM and 7/16" and 19 MM and 3/4".
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I have two SAE sockets in my box, a 1/4" and 5/16", that is IT. Those are the only two sizes I come across some domestics having that there is no direct metric equivlent. Working on cars newer than 1977 I see no reason what so ever for me to have SAE tools in my box, no kidding, I have them all at home where I am working on old cars.

I have really tried to thin my box out of all tools I don't REALLY need and it is very nice. I have a small bottom box (small by the other guys standards) and ONLY the tools I use every day (of course I am in the office now so those are different tools. ) I see no reason to have a bunch of SAE tools, outdated clip tools that have been replaced by better ones, broken tools, etc. I have ONLY what I use every day, PERIOD.

Besides on the super rare occasion that I need something that I don't have someone else with on of those "Condominium" tool boxes big enough to live in will have one I can borrow.

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Is this metric or sae
Both it says 8" and CHINA
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