Newton-Meters to Inch-Pounds Converter

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

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1 Nm = 8.850746 lb-in

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How to Convert Newton-Meters to Inch-Pounds

To convert a measurement in newton-meters to a measurement in inch-pounds, multiply the torque by the following conversion ratio: 8.850746 inch-pounds/newton-meter.

Since one newton-meter is equal to 8.850746 inch-pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

inch-pounds = newton-meters × 8.850746

The torque in inch-pounds is equal to the torque in newton-meters multiplied by 8.850746.

For example, here's how to convert 5 newton-meters to inch-pounds using the formula above.
inch-pounds = (5 Nm × 8.850746) = 44.253729 lb-in

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

There are 8.850746 inch-pounds in a newton-meter, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 Nm = 8.850746 lb-in

Newton-meters and inch-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 Inch-Pounds?

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

One inch-pound is equal to 1/12 of a foot-pound. Thus, 12 inch-pounds of torque is equal to one foot-pound.

While inch-pounds are commonly used to describe torque, the correct verbiage is pound-inches.

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

Learn more about inch-pounds.

Newton-Meter to Inch-Pound Conversion Table

Table showing various newton-meter measurements converted to inch-pounds.
Newton-meters Inch-pounds
1 Nm 8.8507 lb-in
2 Nm 17.7 lb-in
3 Nm 26.55 lb-in
4 Nm 35.4 lb-in
5 Nm 44.25 lb-in
6 Nm 53.1 lb-in
7 Nm 61.96 lb-in
8 Nm 70.81 lb-in
9 Nm 79.66 lb-in
10 Nm 88.51 lb-in
11 Nm 97.36 lb-in
12 Nm 106.21 lb-in
13 Nm 115.06 lb-in
14 Nm 123.91 lb-in
15 Nm 132.76 lb-in
16 Nm 141.61 lb-in
17 Nm 150.46 lb-in
18 Nm 159.31 lb-in
19 Nm 168.16 lb-in
20 Nm 177.01 lb-in
21 Nm 185.87 lb-in
22 Nm 194.72 lb-in
23 Nm 203.57 lb-in
24 Nm 212.42 lb-in
25 Nm 221.27 lb-in
26 Nm 230.12 lb-in
27 Nm 238.97 lb-in
28 Nm 247.82 lb-in
29 Nm 256.67 lb-in
30 Nm 265.52 lb-in
31 Nm 274.37 lb-in
32 Nm 283.22 lb-in
33 Nm 292.07 lb-in
34 Nm 300.93 lb-in
35 Nm 309.78 lb-in
36 Nm 318.63 lb-in
37 Nm 327.48 lb-in
38 Nm 336.33 lb-in
39 Nm 345.18 lb-in
40 Nm 354.03 lb-in

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