A little help from my friends...

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sat May 15 11:39:39 2004

Fred Cisin wrote:

>>>>metric crescent wrench
>>>>rubber nails
>>>>spotted paint
>>>>(all of which actually exist)
>>>I just gotta ask, then, what's metric about a metric crescent wrench?
>>>Maximum jaw gape? Overall length?
> length. Crescent wrenches (both generic and (R)) are normally
> identified by length. 6" and 8" crescent wrenches are commonplace;
> 150mmm and 200mm ones are less common.

   The thread pitch and diameter of the worm drive is different. That
actually matters, since the more expensive adjustables can be rebuilt.

   You also can't use a metric crescent on SAE nuts.

   *runs away*

Received on Sat May 15 2004 - 11:39:39 BST

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