Odp: [sdiy] Metric OT rant

Echophazer at aol.com Echophazer at aol.com
Tue Aug 13 12:46:33 CEST 2002

4-40 means a size 4 screw with 40 threads per inch, 6-32 is a size 6 with 32
threads per inch etc. Can't tell you where the size 4 and 6 come from
though. Unlike wire and sheet metal, the larger the number, the larger the

Good thing these sizes aren't like women's clothes otherwise nothing would 
ever fit.


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