# What are 1/4 inch sockets used for?

## What are 1/4 inch sockets used for?

Uses for 1/4″ Drive Sockets Given their small size, 1/4″ drive sockets are ideal for tight spaces & precision applications. Some examples include skateboards, gardening equipment, small motors, & electronic devices. Also, mechanics & plumbers will need a set of 1/4″ drive sockets when reaching into close quarters.

How many 1/4 drive sockets are there?

1/4 Inch Square Drive: Six Point Standard Sockets (5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2) Six Point Metric Sockets (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

### When should a 1/4 socket be used?

Drive sizes 1/4 inch – Used for smaller sockets and precision work. Useful for dismantling individual components on the bench. 1/2 inch – 1/2″ sockets are generally used for nuts and bolts from around 10mm and up. A 1/2″ drive socket can apply enough force to undo all nuts on a car.

What is the next size up from 1 4?

Metric / Standard Wrench Conversion Chart

Bolt Diameter Metric Standard
3/16″ 10mm 3/8″
1/4″ 11mm 7/16″
5/16″ 13mm 1/2″
3/8″ 14mm 9/16″

## What size is after 1 4 inch?

SAE to Metric Conversion Chart

SAE Size Metric Size Inches Decimal
7/32″ 0.219
6mm 0.236
1/4″ 0.25
6.5mm 0.256

How much torque can a 1/4 ratchet handle?

If you assume a reasonable quality tool steel that can handle 100K psi, a 1/4″ drive can take about 30 ft-lb, 3/8″ about 100 ft-lbs, 1/2″ about 230 ft-lbs, and 3/4″ about 800 ft-lbs. Really good steel will bump this up, while special tools like a wobble extension may cut it to half.

### What is smaller than a 7/16 wrench?

Metric / Standard Wrench Conversion Chart

Bolt Diameter Metric Standard
1/4″ 11mm 7/16″
5/16″ 13mm 1/2″
3/8″ 14mm 9/16″
7/16″ 16mm 5/8″

What is the best impact socket set?

One of the best impact socket set is TEKTON 4888. The sockets are made up of drop forged, heat treated chrome vanadium steel (not valyrian steel from Game of Thrones). Thus the sockets got strength and durability. Black electroplate finish makes it corrosion resistant.

## What is an impact socket?

An impact socket is a tool that can be used to loosen or tighten a fastener.

What is a drive impact socket?

…impact sockets have a flank drive design that maximizes torque while eliminating damage to fastener. A basic socket relies almost entirely on contact with the corners of a fastener. Under high stress, the socket can begin to slip on the fastener and quickly round off its corners.