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1)    OTT - Wondering if the various Nuts & Bolts used on/in the "OTT" are all SAE, or are there some metrics mixed in?

2)    Appliances - The Dometic Stove model D21 definitely has Metric Screws threads which come up thru the bottom to hold the heating elements in place, but the screw head can be either Philips or Torx.        At this time, I do not have any experience with the WH or AC, but if made in 

I have heard, if I buy a robust Metric Socket set, those sizes will accommodate most of the SAE sizes.  Not sure if that is for true going from SAE to Metric.
 

Do any of you carry both?

Have any of you created a mixed hybrid of both where there is not an (SAE-Metric) equivalent.

Thanks for the replies,

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I personally can’t envision not having exactly the right tool for any and every job I do. You’ll soon learn that using the wrong size socket will quickly round off the flats on either bolt heads or nuts. 

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For this purpose while on the road - I bought a cheap Harbor Freight "set" that includes both metric and SAE plus a hammer, set of screw drivers, etc. - something like THIS ONE

While at home I've already got both sizes covered in both regular and deep sockets.

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14 hours ago, SNY SD UP said:

are all SAE, or are there some metrics mixed in?

When replacing the stock grease zerks on the Dexter Axle suspension with angled zerks, I found some to be SAE and others metric. A return trip to Grainger’s got it done!

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7 hours ago, topgun2 said:

For this purpose while on the road - I bought a cheap Harbor Freight "set" that includes both metric and SAE plus a hammer, set of screw drivers, etc. - something like THIS ONE

That's exactly what we carry, too. Just used it yesterday, in fact.

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On 10/10/2023 at 9:40 AM, topgun2 said:

For this purpose while on the road - I bought a cheap Harbor Freight "set" that includes both metric and SAE plus a hammer, set of screw drivers, etc. - something like THIS ONE

While at home I've already got both sizes covered in both regular and deep sockets.

Bill

I have that set, too, bought to service my Oliver, with both SAE and metric sockets. I thought it was branded like that b/c I live in Pittsburgh!!  Guess not!  It’s been helpful, but be careful to leave it handle side up. If left on its side or upside down, all the lower sockets will fall out upon opening!!  
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13 minutes ago, GeoffChapman said:

I have that set, too, bought to service my Oliver, with both SAE and metric sockets. I thought it was branded like that b/c I live in Pittsburgh!!  Guess not!  It’s been helpful, but be careful to leave it handle side up. If left on its side or upside down, all the lower sockets will fall out upon opening!!  
Geoff 

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13 hours ago, GeoffChapman said:

but be careful to leave it handle side up. If left on its side or upside down, all the lower sockets will fall out upon opening!!  

At first I thought that I'd eventually remember to turn that case right side up before opening it but, then, I simply put a strap on it.  The "fun" of putting all those Pittsburgh sockets back in the individual places where they belonged soon lost its appeal!🤪

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