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This is a discussion on Metric tools within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Too Fast Yeah. I've done some conversions like that, just to see how close the actual size ...

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    Electrical Engineer KMdef9's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Yeah. I've done some conversions like that, just to see how close the actual size is.
    13mm is slightly bigger than 1/2''
    11mm is slightly smaller than 7/16''
    It certainly could be used in low torque applications, but you risk stripping the bolt on things requiring higher torque or if the material is low grade/soft.

    (I'm sure you already knew that, just mentioning for the OP)

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    Yeah. And, the sizes work well if something has slightly rusted, and the original size is too big, like a factory 13mm hex I use the 1/2'' if it's an old nasty bolt.

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    Get a Gator Grip and forget about fractional and metric systems. lol
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