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Anyone have any idea what the screw type / thread? of the -

- Thumb screws used to mount the Flex-Bay Device Mount to the front panel are.
- Screw used to mount the tech station feet

Just spent half a day trying to find them.....redface.gif
    
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post #2 of 11
The thumb screws are these: HERE

Not sure on the feet, I don't want to roll my system over. redface.gif
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post #3 of 11
The thumbscrews are 6-32 and the case feet/casters are 10-32.

Hope that helps
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post #4 of 11
Screws for Tech Station feet are 6-32 x 1"
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Are 6-32 screws the same as 3-16 screws? Sorry unfamiliar with Imperial screws........ 3-16 seem to be the only screw size I can find in Australia if there different I'll order some from the USA.
    
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post #6 of 11
I think the 3/16 is a British Standard Whitworth (BSW) size. It is very close in diameter to the #6 Unified Thread Standard (UTS) used in the U.S. and Canada. However, it has a different pitch.

3/16 BSW has pitch of 24 threads per inch while #6-32 UTS has a pitch of 32 threads per inch. So, it won't work. If you try to install a 3/16 in a 6-32 case tap you'll likely strip the thread in the case.

Also be aware that UTS sizes come in at least two flavors - UNC (Course) and UNF (Fine). #6-32 is a course thread and is often labeled 6-32 UNC.

There are other signifiers on a screw, and I think a fuller description on the Case Labs Tech Station foot screws is:

Steel, Zinc Plated (I think), Pan Head, Phillips Drive #6-32 x 1

The final number is length in inches.

A good mail order source is McMaster-Carr:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#machine-screw-fasteners/=g8rk2o
post #7 of 11
The BSF standard 3/16 does have a pitch of 32 and might work, though the diameter may be off a little. You could try them gently, testing the fit, but these types of 6-32 screws are cheap to buy and shouldn't cost much to ship.
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Wow..............

Thanks!
Never relised that something so simple could be made so unclear and complex!

Anyway Cheers smile.gif
    
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post #9 of 11
Sorry, I probably gave you far more information than you needed.

The simple answer would be "Use a 6-32 screw for a 6-32 hole, and order them from the US is necessary."
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No that was great final understand what I'm trying to get............ just raging at the screw industry
    
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