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Gear Wrench 5-Piece Ratcheting Combination Wrench Set (Metric or SAE)

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Advance Auto Parts has Gear Wrench 5-Piece Ratcheting Combination Wrench Set (Metric or SAE) on sale for $14.99. Select free store pickup where available, otherwise shipping is free on $35+ orders. Thanks hrmitcrb

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Bigger set on sale that me interest some:
Lowe's Kobalt 20-Piece 12-Point Standard (SAE) and Metric Ratchet Wrench Set
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https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-2...1000224979
Trying to decide between this Kobalt 20 Piece Set and the 2 sets mentioned here. What say you guys?
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That is not correct. 5/8" is only 15.875 mm, too small to fit a 16 mm bolt. Maybe if you had a bad quality 5/8" with loose tolerances it may be big enough to fit, but will not work well and will likely strip the head.

Unfortunately there are no standard metric sizes that are "close enough" that SAE sizes can be substituted, you have to use metric tools for metric fasteners.
In general, I would agree, but with a few caveats.

3/4"=19.05mm The difference is half the thickness of a typical sheet of paper. That's the only size that I routinely swap without thinking about it.

Due to poor tolerances and/or corrosion, you might get a better fit with an SAE wrench on a metric fastener or vice-versa. If I can't get the correct size tool on or there is too much play, I'll go back to the toolbox and try the next closest thing. Checking a conversion chart like what I posted earlier from Tekton helps in this regard.

On fasteners that aren't very tight, close enough can often be good enough. Though the looser the fit and the tighter the fastener, the more risk there is of damaging it or stripping it.

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https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/A...wrench+set


NAPA 7pc set = $15
Thanks! Don't forget 5% off with PayPal if you have Chase freedom card. Also found SPOOKY10 code that said applied, but did nothing. Maybe needed to be a bigger purchase?
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Trying to decide between this Kobalt 20 Piece Set and the 2 sets mentioned here. What say you guys?
Kobalt is 90 tooth and made in Taiwan, plus a better price per wrench, which makes it a clear winner IMO.
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If you get over $35, shipping is free. I paired it with a $34.99 synthetic oil change special, got it all shipped. I already have a full set of these that I got as a gift 10 years ago, but I lost the 14mm (that I need ALL the time on Subarus). This is nearly as cheap as buying just the 14mm.
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That is not correct. 5/8" is only 15.875 mm, too small to fit a 16 mm bolt. Maybe if you had a bad quality 5/8" with loose tolerances it may be big enough to fit, but will not work well and will likely strip the head.

Unfortunately there are no standard metric sizes that are "close enough" that SAE sizes can be substituted, you have to use metric tools for metric fasteners.
16mm is .630". A 5/8 (.625") SAE wrench would have more than enough plus tolerance to fit a 16mm bolt head.
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16mm is .630". A 5/8 (.625") SAE wrench would have more than enough plus tolerance to fit a 16mm bolt head.
As I said, a poor quality wrench with loose tolerance may fit, but won't work well. 5/8" is only 15.875 mm, too small to correctly fit a 16 mm bolt. You may be able to "make it work", but it is not correct and is likely to damage the fastener head, if you can even get it over the fastener head.
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As I said, a poor quality wrench with loose tolerance may fit, but won't work well. 5/8" is only 15.875 mm, too small to correctly fit a 16 mm bolt. You may be able to "make it work", but it is not correct and is likely to damage the fastener head, if you can even get it over the fastener head.
Try any 5/8" wrench you can find, from cheap to over-priced, and it will fully fit over the 16mm bolt head. The difference is .005", which is about the thickness of a sheet of paper. Get real folks.
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Site also has a coupon code for 15% off currently. Also the SAE is the same cost.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com...nche%20set
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Try any 5/8" wrench you can find, from cheap to over-priced, and it will fully fit over the 16mm bolt head.
As I said, if that works for you, that's great. My good quality wrenches don't fit and I use the correct tool for the job, but you can do what you wish.
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As I said, if that works for you, that's great. My good quality wrenches don't fit and I use the correct tool for the job, but you can do what you wish.
You left this part out when quoting me: "The difference is .005", which is about the thickness of a sheet of paper." All wrenches have far more slop than that.
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All wrenches have far more slop than that.
As I said, you are welcome to your opinion, and low quality tools may well be made to poor tolerances. If your tools fit different sized fasteners and you are happy with that, then you are more than welcome to use and abuse your tools that way.

I will continue to use the correct size tool and not misuse and misapply tools, and there does not seem to be any value in continuing to debate the facts I posted.
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As I said, you are welcome to your opinion, and low quality tools may well be made to poor tolerances. If your tools fit different sized fasteners and you are happy with that, then you are more than welcome to use and abuse your tools that way.

I will continue to use the correct size tool and not misuse and misapply tools, and there does not seem to be any value in continuing to debate the facts I posted.
Once again, the difference between a 5/8" wrench and a 16mm wrench is .005", which is about the thickness of a sheet of paper. I suggest you buy a micrometer and see what .005" looks like. Maybe then you'll understand why many tool manufacturers and mechanics consider them interchangeable -- or most likely, you will not.
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Once again, the difference between a 5/8" wrench and a 16mm wrench is .005", which is about the thickness of a sheet of paper. I suggest you buy a micrometer and see what .005" looks like. Maybe then you'll understand why many tool manufacturers and mechanics consider them interchangeable -- or most likely, you will not.
I am not good at math. So I searched up and found a comparison chart

https://www.tekton.com/in-to-mm-c...ion-charts

It seems to me that 5/8 is pretty different from 16mm. 5/32 vs 4, 5/16 vs 8, and 3/4 vs 19, 1 1/16 vs 27 are much closer.
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