Newton-Meters to Foot-Pounds Converter

Enter the torque in newton-meters below to get the value converted to foot-pounds.


Result in Foot-Pounds:

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1 Nm = 0.737562 lb-ft

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How to Convert Newton-Meters to Foot-Pounds

To convert a measurement in newton-meters to a measurement in foot-pounds, multiply the torque by the following conversion ratio: 0.737562 foot-pounds/newton-meter.

Since one newton-meter is equal to 0.737562 foot-pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

foot-pounds = newton-meters × 0.737562

The torque in foot-pounds is equal to the torque in newton-meters multiplied by 0.737562.

For example, here's how to convert 5 newton-meters to foot-pounds using the formula above.
foot-pounds = (5 Nm × 0.737562) = 3.687811 lb-ft

How Many Foot-Pounds Are in a Newton-Meter?

There are 0.737562 foot-pounds in a newton-meter, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 Nm = 0.737562 lb-ft

Newton-meters and foot-pounds are both units used to measure torque. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Are Newton-Meters?

One newton-meter is equal to the torque that results from applying a force of one newton perpendicularly to a one-meter-long moment arm.

Newton-Meters vs. Joules

While the expression of the newton-meter (N·m) is algebraically similar to the joule, the newton-meter is a measure of the force required to rotate an object about its axis. The joule, on the other hand, is the energy equal to the force required to move an object a distance of one meter.

In practical terms, if you were to apply a force of one newton at the end of a one-meter-long wrench, you would be exerting a torque of one newton-meter. If you apply a force of one newton to push an object over a distance of one meter, you would be exerting the energy of one joule.

The newton-meter, or newton-metre, is an SI unit of torque in the metric system. Newton-meters can be abbreviated as Nm; for example, 1 newton-meter can be written as 1 Nm.

Learn more about newton-meters.

What Are Foot-Pounds?

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.

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.

Learn more about foot-pounds.

Newton-Meter to Foot-Pound Conversion Table

Table showing various newton-meter measurements converted to foot-pounds.
Newton-meters Foot-pounds
1 Nm 0.737562 lb-ft
2 Nm 1.4751 lb-ft
3 Nm 2.2127 lb-ft
4 Nm 2.9502 lb-ft
5 Nm 3.6878 lb-ft
6 Nm 4.4254 lb-ft
7 Nm 5.1629 lb-ft
8 Nm 5.9005 lb-ft
9 Nm 6.6381 lb-ft
10 Nm 7.3756 lb-ft
11 Nm 8.1132 lb-ft
12 Nm 8.8507 lb-ft
13 Nm 9.5883 lb-ft
14 Nm 10.33 lb-ft
15 Nm 11.06 lb-ft
16 Nm 11.8 lb-ft
17 Nm 12.54 lb-ft
18 Nm 13.28 lb-ft
19 Nm 14.01 lb-ft
20 Nm 14.75 lb-ft
21 Nm 15.49 lb-ft
22 Nm 16.23 lb-ft
23 Nm 16.96 lb-ft
24 Nm 17.7 lb-ft
25 Nm 18.44 lb-ft
26 Nm 19.18 lb-ft
27 Nm 19.91 lb-ft
28 Nm 20.65 lb-ft
29 Nm 21.39 lb-ft
30 Nm 22.13 lb-ft
31 Nm 22.86 lb-ft
32 Nm 23.6 lb-ft
33 Nm 24.34 lb-ft
34 Nm 25.08 lb-ft
35 Nm 25.81 lb-ft
36 Nm 26.55 lb-ft
37 Nm 27.29 lb-ft
38 Nm 28.03 lb-ft
39 Nm 28.76 lb-ft
40 Nm 29.5 lb-ft

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