DIY Nut And Bolt Sizer Ensures You Always Grab The Right Sized Parts The First Time

Nut and bolt sizers are a handy way to figure out the size of ratchet or socket wrench you need for a big project. They're not terribly expensive, but if you'd prefer to build your own for even cheaper, then Instructables user 92greenyj has put together a guide to make your own.

If you're anything like me your typical workflow with wrenches goes something like this: eyeball the size, grab the wrong sized bolt, curse, grab another wrong sized bolt, curse again and then finally find the right size. The nut and bolt sizer helps alleviate this a little. All you need is a sheet of plexiglass, some glue, a label maker and a few extra nuts and bolts. Simply glue the bolts to the plexiglass, label them, and you're done. It's simple, but incredibly handy to have around the house. Head over to Instructables for a full guide.

DIY Nut and Bolt Sizer [Instructables]


    Hah, good luck finding all those different sizes and specs in your local H/W store... :)

      And being able to buy one of each as some come in boxes of 100!

        Particularly if your local hardware store is a large green shed!

        If (and it's a HUGE if) you can plan ahead, you can get reasonable quantities of common and "obscure" fasteners on line for about the same or less than your local green shed.

    No chance in buying most of the bolt and nut sizes individually. I work in a hardware store. Good luck.

      My local hardware has every screw, nut, washer, bolt and nail individually. Everything is per item price, but nails are by the weight. The only thing is they don't have a sizer in the store.

    Places that specialise in fasteners don't care if you want to buy one of anything, they (in my experience) just give them to you as it's a pain to put through their system...

    I work at the local hardware store casually, we sell every size shown on this sizer individually, as said by Wolfdog, its nails that are packeted, as well as screws.

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