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How do you convert from different fastener measuring systems?

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When i go to the store , you see #6,#8,etc. also M6,M5, 1/4" etc.. Is there some conversion factor between them?
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not exactly. the threads on the M6 are different then the ones for the English equivalent. A M4 is almost the same as a 8/32" but you cannot use one in place of the other.
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