ASME B18.3 (2012)

Socket Cap, Shoulder, Set Screws, and Hex Keys (Inch Series)

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This Standard covers complete general and dimensional data for various types of hexagon socket cap screws, shoulder screws, set screws, and hexagon keys.  Also included are appendices that provide specifications for hexagon socket gages and gaging, tables showing applicability of keys and bits to various socket screw types and sizes, drill and counterbore sizes for socket head cap screws, and formulas used for dimensional data. However, where questions arise concerning acceptance of product, the dimensions in the tables shall govern over recalculation by formula.  The inclusion of dimensional data in this Standard is not intended to imply that all of the products described are stock production sizes. Consumers should consult with manufacturers concerning lists of stock production sizes.

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