# Is M4 screw bigger than M6?

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## Is M4 bigger than M3 screw?

As a rule of thumb, the diameter of the clearance hole is more than the diameter of the screw. The M3 screw’s clearance hole is either 3.5 or 3.2mm. The M4 screw has a clearance hole of at least 4.2mm.

## What does M4 size mean?

M4 = 4mm dia, uses 3mm allen key. Except the thread size doesn’t define the size of the tool used – I have M5 bolts which take a 3mm AK (not to mention those with screwdriver slots).

## What does M6 mean in screw size?

M6 refers to a metric 6mm screw. The outside diameter of the threads is 6mm. The standard metric rack screw is actually an M6 x 1mm. The number “1mm” refers to 1 threads per millimeter. M6 screws are commonly used by HP.

## What is M4 screw size?

The M4 machine screw has a thread diameter of 4 millimetres, in simple terms the M stands for millimetres followed by the size – in this case 4 mm.

## What is the difference between M4 and M6 screws?

The size of a metric screw or bolt is specified as diameter, pitch and length, in millimeters (millimeters is abbreviated “mm”). For nuts, size will appear as diameter and pitch.

Table 3.

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Metric Closest Inch
M3.5-0.6 6-40 (Same)
M4-0.7 8-36 (Larger)
M5-0.8 10-32 (Smaller)
M6-1.0 1/4-28 (Larger)

## How do I know if I have a M4 screw?

Do not measure the head of the bolt, measure the threaded part, outside of the threads. If your bolt is metric, then the diameter is stated using the letter “M”. For example, if your bolt has a diameter of 4mm then it is called an ‘M4 bolt’ if your bolt is imperial then it will be measured in inches.

## What width are M4 screws?

M4 is an especially common metric sizing, referring to a 4mm major diameter of the threaded screw or bolt shaft.

## Is M4 smaller than M3?

In terms of size, the new M3 and M4 are both a bit bigger than their predecessors and both have an identical 112.5-inch wheelbase. The M3 is 4.6 inches longer, 0.4-inch wider, and 0.1-inch higher than its predecessor, while the M4 is 4.6 inches longer, 0.7-inch wider, and 0.4-inch higher than the previous model.

## What size is M6?

M6 refers to a metric 6 mm screw. The outside diameter of the threads is 6 mm. The standard metric rack screw is actually an M6 x 0.1 mm. The number 0.1 mm refers to 0.1 threads per millimeter.

## What are screw sizes?

Screw sizes are designated by a number that indicates the diameter and the length of the screw in inches (Table 10-2). The smallest diameter screw is 0, and the largest commonly available is 24. For bench work, the most useful sizes are 4 through 12. Of those sizes, 6, 8, and 10 are probably used more than any others.

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## What size head is an M6 bolt?

SOCKET HEAD CAP SCREW – METRIC