Machine Screws

Tapping & Clearance Hole Information
(Size #8 through 3/8" 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.
8 .1640 32 .1257 29 .1360 27 .1440 18 .1695 16 .1770
36 .1299 29 .1360 26 .1470
10 .1900 24 .1389 25 .1495 20 .1610 9 .1960 7 .2010
32 .1517 21 .1590 18 .1695
12 .2160 24 .1649 16 .1770 12 .1890 2 .2210 1 .2280
28 .1722 14 .1820 10 .1935
32 .1777 13 .1850 9 .1960
1/4 .2500 20 .1887 7 .2010 7/32 .2188 F .2570 H .2660
28 .2062 3 .2130 1 .2280
32 .2117 7/32 .2188 1 .2280
5/16 .3125 18 .2443 F .2570 J .2770 P .3230 Q .3320
24 .2614 I .2720 9/32 .2812
32 .2742 9/32 .2812 L .2900
3/8 .3750 16 .2983 5/16 .3125 Q .3320 W .3860 X .3970
24 .3239 Q .3320 S .3480
32 .3367 11/32 .3438 T .3580

Tables for other screw sizes #0 - #6
7/16 - 11/16
3/4 - 1-3/16
1-1/4 - 1-3/4