Machine Screws

Tapping & Clearance Hole Information
(Size #0 through #6 Diameter)

Machine Screw Size Number of Threads Per Inch Minor Dia. Tap Drills Clearance Hole Drills

Aluminum, Brass & Plastics

75% Thread 

Stainless Steel, Steels & Iron

50% Thread

All Materials
Close Fit Free Fit
No. or Dia. Major Dia. Drill Size Decimal Equiv. Drill Size Decimal Equiv. Drill Size Decimal Equiv. Drill Size Decimal Equiv.
0 .0600 80 .0447 3/64 .0469 55 .0520 52 .0635 50 .0700
1 .0730 64 .0538 53 .0595 1/16 .0625 48 .0760 46 .0810
72 .0560 53 .0595 52 .0635
2 .0860 56 .0641 50 .0700 49 .0730 43 .0890 41 .0960
64 .0668 50 .0700 48 .0760
3 .0990 48 .0734 47 .0785 44 .0860 37 .1040 35 .1100
56 .0771 45 .0820 43 .0890
4 .1120 40 .0813 43 .0890 41 .0960 32 .1160 30 .1285
48 .0864 42 .0935 40 .0980
5 .1250 40 .0943 38 .1015 7/64 .1094 30 .1285 29 .1360
44 .0971 37 .1040 35 .1100
6 .1380 32 .0997 36 .1065 32 .1160 27 .1440 25 .1495
40 .1073 33 .1130 31 .1200

Tables for other screw sizes
#8 - 3/8
7/16 - 11/16
3/4 - 1-3/16
1-1/4 - 1-3/4