# Foot-Pounds Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in foot-pounds below to convert to another unit of torque.

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## What Are Foot-Pounds?

Foot-pounds are a measurement of torque.

The foot-pound, or pound-foot or pound-force foot, is a US customary unit of torque. Foot-pounds can be abbreviated as *lb-ft*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *lbf-ft* or *ft-lb*. For example, 1 foot-pound can be written as 1 lb-ft, 1 lbf-ft, or 1 ft-lb.

## How Much Is a Foot-Pound?

One foot-pound is equal to the torque that results from applying one pound-force perpendicularly to a one-foot-long moment arm.

One foot-pound is equal to 12 inch-pounds.

While the foot-pound is a commonly used term, it is technically not the correct verbiage to express torque. Pound-foot (or pound-feet) is the correct way to express this measurement of torque.

## How to Convert Foot-Pounds

To convert foot-pounds to another unit of torque, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor.
A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.^{[1]}

You can find the conversion factors for foot-pounds in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the torque measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

foot-pounds × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

## Foot-Pounds Measurement Conversion Table

foot-pounds | newton-meters | inch-pounds |
---|---|---|

1 lb-ft | 1.355818 Nm | 12 lb-in |

2 lb-ft | 2.711636 Nm | 24 lb-in |

3 lb-ft | 4.067454 Nm | 36 lb-in |

4 lb-ft | 5.423272 Nm | 48 lb-in |

5 lb-ft | 6.77909 Nm | 60 lb-in |

6 lb-ft | 8.134908 Nm | 72 lb-in |

7 lb-ft | 9.490726 Nm | 84 lb-in |

8 lb-ft | 10.846544 Nm | 96 lb-in |

9 lb-ft | 12.202362 Nm | 108 lb-in |

10 lb-ft | 13.558179 Nm | 120 lb-in |

11 lb-ft | 14.913997 Nm | 132 lb-in |

12 lb-ft | 16.269815 Nm | 144 lb-in |

13 lb-ft | 17.625633 Nm | 156 lb-in |

14 lb-ft | 18.981451 Nm | 168 lb-in |

15 lb-ft | 20.337269 Nm | 180 lb-in |

16 lb-ft | 21.693087 Nm | 192 lb-in |

17 lb-ft | 23.048905 Nm | 204 lb-in |

18 lb-ft | 24.404723 Nm | 216 lb-in |

19 lb-ft | 25.760541 Nm | 228 lb-in |

20 lb-ft | 27.116359 Nm | 240 lb-in |

## Foot-Pounds Conversion Calculators

You can also convert torque using one of our foot-pounds converters below.

## References

- National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion