What size is a 6mm Allen wrench?

MM Substitutes for SAE

Metric Hex Key Imperial Hex Size
4 mm 5/32
5.5 mm 7/32
6 mm 1/4
7 mm 9/32

What is a 6 sided Allen wrench called?

Hex Key
Hex Key Uses A hex key, or hexagon wrench, is a six-sided tool used to tighten and loosen screws with a matching hexagonal shape.

What is a substitute for Allen wrench?

Socket Wrench or Ratchet Wrench If you have one that will fit in the hex screw hole or hexagonal socket you are working with, a socket wrench may come in handy in place of an Allen wrench.

What is the difference between an Allen and hex wrench?

There isn’t one. Allen wrenches, and hex keys are the same thing. “Allen” is simply a brand name.

How do I find my Allen key size?

Most Allen wrenches have the size stamped clearly on the side of the tiny, angled tool. The inch or millimeter size may have rubbed off with use or may be entirely too small to read.

Are metric and imperial Allen keys the same?

Note, too, that hex keys and Allen wrenches are often sold in both metric and imperial (or SAE) versions, depending on the brand, supplier and origin/purchase location….Imperial vs metric hex keys.

Metric (mm) Imperial (inch)
6 7/32
7 1/4
8 5/16
10 3/8

How do I know my Allen key size?

Measure the Hex Key Hex keys measurements are done across-flats or AF. This simply means that they are measured from one flat side of the head to the one directly across from it.

Are Hex and star the same?

The generic name given to Torx fasteners and keys by the ISO is hexalobular, although virtually no one uses this name. Instead they will more commonly be referred to by the generic terms “star” or “six-point”.

How do I remove Allen screws without Allen wrench?

How to Remove Allen Head Screws Without an Allen Head Screwdriver

  1. Try to find a standard screwdriver that fits snugly between two of the points of the screw. It should fit with no wiggle room.
  2. Get your hacksaw. Put a small toothed blade on the saw.
  3. Use a standard screwdriver that fits the groove you just made snugly.

How do you remove an Allen bolt without an Allen key?

How do you remove Allen screws without Allen keys?

What are Allen wrench sizes?

The common SAE Allen wrench sizes range from 1/16″ to 3/8″ in diameter. Of the sizes in this range, the most popular ones are 1/8″, 3/32″, 7/64″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 1/4″, & 7/32″.