Do I buy metric or SAE tools?


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Old 03-27-00, 12:11 PM
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Hi, I am new at this and looking to get some simple hand tools. I notice many (wrenches & drills) come in metric and american measurements. What should I be using?

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Old 03-27-00, 05:06 PM
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Sandra:

For around the house - SAE
Nowadays on your auto - Metric

I have multiple sets of both, but I make my living with my tools.

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Old 03-29-00, 08:02 PM
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Sandra -

The reply above is generally correct - but if you're going to be working on a bicycle of any knid, you're going to need both.
 
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I've got bicycle tools too. Tire levers, spoke, bottom bracket, headset, & Park dogbone wrenches.

I worked in that business once upon a time too!

I still have a custom touring bike built with Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing. It's got Phil Wood hubs, Weinmann concave rims, and lots of real great components. I haven't ridden it in almost 7 years!

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Old 03-29-00, 08:39 PM
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Hi:Sandra

Regarding hand tools, buy SAE for around the house useage. I personally prefer the STANLEY brand but there are many others.

For almost everything else, you will also need METRIC tools.

Suggestion:
DO NOT BUY CHEAP TOOLS. Buy quality!
In the long run you will be miles ahead.

Regarding bicycles, <I haven't got the foggiest idea how that subject even got mentioned here...hahaha> buy any brand you want.

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TomBartco

 
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SAE is obsolete
Buy metric
Easy to say
In reality, you will end up using both.
Years and years will pass before we are finally on the Metric system..
 
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since this is a 7+year old thread I'm going to guess she already bought her tools

 
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Actually mango, that was my question before I registered. I'm still undecided...

Sandra is a name I thought of to hide my identity....
 
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Well Sandra,

If you are still undecided you must certainly have a lot of unfinished projects!


My advice is to buy both.
 
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Simple answer buy both.
 
 

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