Areena33 New Reader
12/7/22 11:04 a.m.

In metric and imperial units, torque is measured in Newton meters (Nm) and foot pounds (ft/lbs). Torque is the way a force twists an item about an axis.

1.356 Newton meters are equivalent to one foot-pound (ft/lb) (Nm). To convert newton meters (Nm) to foot-pounds (ft/lbs), divide your amount (Nm) by 1.356.

The newton meter (also newton meter or newton meter; sign Nm or N m) is a SI unit of torque (also known as moment). 

The unit is also employed as a unit of work or energy comparable to the joule, the more popular and standard SI unit of energy. When used to convey torque, the meter word reflects the distance traversed or displacement in the direction of the force, not the perpendicular distance from a fulcrum. However, since torque reflects the amount of power transmitted or spent per rotation angle, one-newton meter equals one joule per radian.

Nm to Lb-Ft Conversion Formula: 1 newton-meter = 0.73756215 pound-force-feet


alfadriver MegaDork
12/7/22 11:15 a.m.

An si canoe?

Duke MegaDork
12/7/22 11:19 a.m.

The real question is how many pound-feet in a Newton-meter?

Get your units right.


Peabody MegaDork
12/7/22 11:30 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

Beat me to it 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/7/22 12:23 p.m.

yep, always force before distance


Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself
Russian Warship, Go Berkeley Yourself PowerDork
12/7/22 12:28 p.m.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/7/22 12:42 p.m.

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Kubotai Reader
12/7/22 1:24 p.m.


So, Snap-On got it wrong?

Duke MegaDork
12/7/22 1:27 p.m.

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EvanB MegaDork
12/7/22 1:32 p.m.

In reply to Kubotai :

They also spelled torque wrong cheeky

Oapfu Reader
12/7/22 2:16 p.m.

Random auditory memory association: John Davis (MotorWeek) "... pound feet of torque"

(I don't have video skills, imagine your own supercut from MW retro reviews: 1, 2, 3, ...)

Shadeux Dork
12/7/22 2:23 p.m.

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