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How to convert inch-lbs to foot-lbs on a torque wrench

Posted on October 11 2018

Here is a quick and easy way to convert torque measurements when you are dealing with inch-lbs and foot-lbs.

It’s a simple solution but one that can prove to be extremely important if you need to make a quick conversion.

Torque wrench conversion method

If you want to convert inch-lbs to foot-lbs, you take the inch-lb number and divide it by 12. Likewise, if you want to convert foot-lbs to inch-lbs, you simply take the foot-lb number and multiply it by 12.

 

INCH - LBS   FOOT - LBS

12

1

120

10

1200

100

2400

200


Using the above diagram, if we want to convert 1200 inch-lbs to foot-lbs we do the following quick calculation;

1200 ÷ 12 = 100

If we want to convert 200 foot-lbs to inch-lbs we do the following quick calculation;

200 x 12 = 2400

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