Threading: Standard Holes

UNC, UNF, and metric threads are available for standard holes on both milled and turned parts.


Milled Parts and Turned Parts (Aluminum and Brass)

UNC threads Minimum modeled diameter (in.) Maximum modeled diameter (in.) 75% hole drill size (in.) Maximum thread depth (in.)*
#2-56  0.067  0.074  0.070 0.200
#3-48 0.076 0.084 0.082 0.200
#4-40 0.085 0.094 0.089 0.300
#5-40 0.098 0.104 0.102 0.300
#6-32 0.105 0.114 0.109 0.400
#8-32 0.130 0.139 0.134 0.400
#10-24 0.145 0.156 0.150 0.600
#12-24 0.171 0.181 0.176 0.600
1/4-20 0.196 0.207 0.201 0.650
5/16-18 0.252 0.265 0.259 0.650
3/8-16 0.307 0.321 0.314 1.000
7/16-14 0.360 0.376 0.372 1.000
1/2-13 0.417 0.434 0.426 1.200
*Obstruction by other features of your part, lead-in treatments, or fixturing requirements may reduce the maximum depth of threads.
UNF threads Minimum modeled diameter (in.) Maximum modeled  diameter (in.) 75% hole drill size (in.) Maximum thread depth (in.)*
#2-64  0.069  0.075  0.072 0.200
#3-56 0.080 0.084 0.083 0.200
#4-48 0.087 0.098 0.093 0.300
#5-44 0.100 0.104 0.104 0.300
#6-40 0.111 0.119 0.115 0.400
#8-36 0.134 0.142 0.138 0.400
#10-32 0.156 0.164 0.160 0.600
#12-28 0.177 0.186 0.182 0.600
1/4-28 0.211 0.220 0.215 0.650
5/16-24 0.267 0.277 0.272 0.650
3/8-24 0.330 0.340 0.335 1.000
7/16-20 0.383 0.395 0.389 1.000
1/2-20 0.446 0.457 0.451 1.200
*Obstruction by other features of your part, lead-in treatments, or fixturing requirements may reduce the maximum depth of threads.
Metric threads Minimum modeled diameter (mm) Maximum modeled diameter (mm) 75% hole drill size (mm) Maximum thread depth (mm)*
M1.6 x 0.35** 1.22 1.32 1.25 3
M2 x 0.4 1.57 1.68 1.60 5.08
M2.5 x 0.45 2.01 2.14 2.05

5.08

M3 x 0.5 2.46 2.60 2.50 7.62
M3.5 x 0.6 2.85 3.01 2.90 10.16
M4 x 0.7 3.24 3.42 3.30 10.16
M5 x 0.8 4.14 4.33 4.20 15.24
M6 x 1.0 4.92 5.15 5.00

16.51

M8 x 1.25 6.65 6.91 6.80 16.51
M10 x 1.5 8.38 8.68 8.50 25.40
M12 x 1.75 10.00 10.44 10.20 30.48
*Obstruction by other features of your part, lead-in treatments, or fixturing requirements may reduce the maximum depth of threads.
**Aluminum Only

Turned Parts (Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium, and Copper)

UNC threads Minimum modeled diameter (in.) Maximum modeled diameter (in.) 75% hole drill size (in.) Maximum thread depth (in.)
#4-40 0.085 0.094 0.089 0.300
#5-40 0.098 0.106 0.102 0.300
#6-32 0.105 0.114 0.109 0.400
#8-32 0.130 0.139 0.134 0.400
#12-24* 0.171 0.181 0.176 0.500
1/4-20* 0.196 0.207 0.201 0.500
*Threads must be centered on the axis of rotation
UNF threads Minimum modeled diameter (in.) Maximum modeled diameter (in.) 75% hole drill size (in.) Maximum thread depth (in.)
#4-48 0.087 0.098 0.093 0.300
#5-44 0.100 0.108 0.104 0.300
#6-40 0.111 0.119 0.115 0.400
#8-36 0.134 0.142 0.138 0.400
#10-32 0.156 0.164 0.160 0.400
#12-28* 0.177 0.186 0.182 0.500
1/4-28* 0.211 0.220 0.215 0.500
5/16-24* 0.267 0.277 0.272 0.500
3/8-24* 0.330 0.340 0.335 0.500
7/16-20* 0.383 0.395 0.389 0.500
1/2-20* 0.446 0.457 0.451 0.500
*Threads must be centered on the axis of rotation
Metric threads Minimum modeled diameter (mm) Maximum modeled diameter (mm) 75% hole drill size (mm) Maximum thread depth (mm)
M3 x 0.5 2.46 2.60 2.50 7.62
M3.5 x 0.6 2.85 3.01 2.90 10.16
M4 x 0.7 3.24 3.42 3.30 10.16
M5 x 0.8 4.14 4.33 4.20 10.16
M6 x 1.0* 4.92 5.15 5.00 12.70
M8 x 1.25* 6.65 6.91 6.80 12.70
M8 x 1.0* 6.91 7.16 7.01 12.70
M10 x 1.25* 8.64 8.92 8.79 12.70
*Threads must be centered on the axis of rotation