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When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? #4679346
02/27/18 12:30 AM
02/27/18 12:30 AM
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Marshfield , MA
andyd Online content OP
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Marshfield , MA
Everything I work on is metric but the Ariens.


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679347
02/27/18 12:41 AM
02/27/18 12:41 AM
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New Zealand
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Probably today. I live in a metric country working on metric vehicles...but still use a bit of SAE. I don't have 16mm spanners, so use a 5/8, don't have a 21mm, so use 13/16. I do have metric in other sizes, but will bring out3/4, 7/8, 15/16 etc because the tools may be a better fit for the job at hand. I keep my Whitworth stuff at home, and some of that gets used on metric as well.


1987 BMW R65 - Aegis SAE30
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679351
02/27/18 01:35 AM
02/27/18 01:35 AM
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San Antonio, TX
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San Antonio, TX
Briggs & Stratton still uses inches; and then you have GM which uses both.

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679371
02/27/18 04:33 AM
02/27/18 04:33 AM
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Cincinnati, USA
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Cincinnati, USA
All the time. Old things need worked on. Old things have standard fasteners. Granted I often reach for a metric socket first and if it fits good I use it, or then grab the corresponding metric wrench.

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679374
02/27/18 04:42 AM
02/27/18 04:42 AM
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'Stralia
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'Stralia
Replaced all the tap washers in my house last weekend.

But like Silk, if you own stuff other people ave worked on, the best fit is the best fit.

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: Silk] #4679375
02/27/18 04:52 AM
02/27/18 04:52 AM
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West Yorkshire, UK
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Originally Posted By: Silk
Probably today. I live in a metric country working on metric vehicles...but still use a bit of SAE. I don't have 16mm spanners, so use a 5/8, don't have a 21mm, so use 13/16. I do have metric in other sizes, but will bring out3/4, 7/8, 15/16 etc because the tools may be a better fit for the job at hand. I keep my Whitworth stuff at home, and some of that gets used on metric as well.


Handy to keep imperial spanners and sockets around for removing worn/rusty metric nuts along with a manchester screwdriver, though this is less of an issue in the last decade.

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679388
02/27/18 05:54 AM
02/27/18 05:54 AM
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NY
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Yesterday, and I will be using one today as well.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679410
02/27/18 06:41 AM
02/27/18 06:41 AM
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
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MA, Mittelfranken.de
Not very often.


ASE L1, Master. Deutsch Meisterbrief.
Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679419
02/27/18 07:08 AM
02/27/18 07:08 AM
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Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
All the time.

All of my major woodworking machines use inch fasteners (tablesaw, drill press, jointer). Check out my signature. One of those is certainly NOT metric.

The tonneau cover I just put on the Tundra used all inch fasteners.


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Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679429
02/27/18 07:23 AM
02/27/18 07:23 AM
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Shippensburg, PA
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Shippensburg, PA
All the time. No metric on my '65 Chevy Nova.

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679436
02/27/18 07:32 AM
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SE British Columbia, Canada
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SE British Columbia, Canada
Just plumbing.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679437
02/27/18 07:34 AM
02/27/18 07:34 AM
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DFW
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DFW
Toilet bolts, two weeks ago.

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679452
02/27/18 07:59 AM
02/27/18 07:59 AM
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Campbellsville, KY
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Campbellsville, KY
All the time... because this is the view in my shop lot.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679456
02/27/18 08:07 AM
02/27/18 08:07 AM
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Posts: 5,126
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
You mean SAE?


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: When was the Last Time You Used an Inch wrench ? [Re: andyd] #4679462
02/27/18 08:25 AM
02/27/18 08:25 AM
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NY, NY
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NY, NY
Last week. I had to change an injector in one of my Cat 3516s at work. 9/16 to remove the valve cover, 5/8 12 point to remove the rocker shaft and 5/8 six point to remove the injector hold down.

First time in quite a while though... Usually I work on bicycles. Metric everything.

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