# How much torque do you need for screws?

## How much torque do you need for screws?

US Recommended Bolt Torque

Size Recommended Torque
3/4″ 125 128
7/8″ 129 194
1″† 188 287

## How much torque does a 14mm bolt need?

Metric Recommended Bolt Torque

Bolt Diameter (mm) Recommended Torque (Nm)
Class 8.8 Class 10.9
12 100 135
14 160 215
16 245 335

How do you find the torque specs on a bolt?

Begin with the formula T = K x U x D x P, where T is the torque, K is a standard representing 1.33, U is the coefficient of friction, D is the diameter of the fasteners, and P is the necessary preload.

### How much torque can you generate with a screw driver?

Torque screwdrivers can exert torques from 6 inch ounces (0.04 N⋅m) to at least 27 N⋅m. Although no single tool covers the entire range, low-, mid-, and high-torque ranges are available. Torque screwdrivers and torque wrenches have similar purposes and mechanisms.

### What is the torque for laptop screws?

While a screw for a laptop or a hard drive case may have torque settings as low as a single inch-pound of force (lbf.in) or even lower, a lawn mower engine shroud may need around 40 pound-feet of force (lbf) on a screw.

How tight is hand tight torque?

Hand tight is on average about 2ft-lb.

## How much torque does a M3 screw need?

Torque Specifications

Size Min Max
M3 10 1.4
M4 23 3.2
M5 46 6.3
M6 79 10.9

## How much torque can a 5/16 bolt take?

ASTM A449 / SAE Grade 5*

Bolt Size TPI Tightening Torque (ft lbs)
Plain
5⁄16 18 17
3⁄8 16 31
7⁄16 14 49