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Postby Wayne Frey » Wed Mar 30, 2005 9:21 am

I am sure someone has found a way around this.
The often used Dubros collars set screws rust in water. Does anyone have a line on stainless screws to replace them?
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Postby JDBostrom » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:29 am

Search for "set screws" on the McMaster site and the page that comes up will have ones in stainless steel. I also saw that they have some non-metallic set screws too.

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Postby PaulC » Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:09 pm

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Postby TMSmalley » Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:25 pm

Small Parts Inc is another good supplier...

Stainless Steel Goodies at Small Parts Inc.

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Postby Wayne Frey » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:27 pm

Thanks!!
Now, what size/thread are those little buggers? Little bitty :)
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Postby Polaris » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:38 pm

Does anyone know the actual size and thread of those tiny set screws that come with the wheel collars?

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Postby JWLaRue » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:49 pm

...depends on which collars. But 4-40 is one of the sizes.

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Postby petn7 » Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:56 pm

6-32 is also another possibility.
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Postby Polaris » Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:01 am

Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

This might be a dum question but, how does one measure size and thread of a screw that small?

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Postby JWLaRue » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:34 pm

The 1/8-inch DuBro collars take a 4-40 set screw. The larger ones take a 6-32.....

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p.s. one would measure the size of a screw with a thread gauge.
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Postby fgroza » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:39 pm

One usually uses a thread gauge to measure the thread. Another is trying to screw a nut of a known thread size onto it. Another is to tap a hole the size you want in a piece of scrap and try the screw. These are just a few ways to find your thread size.
I buy ss set screws locally at Fastenal. If they don't have them they will get them for you the next day. They also carry O rings of all sizes for use on subs/wtc's , very reasonable prices.
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Postby corsairman » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:53 am

Try Micro Fasteners. Their web site is www.microfasteners.com. Their phone number is 1-800-892-6917. They are great to deal with and provide quick shipping.
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Postby oldmscle » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:42 pm

Guys, I found these set screws in stainless at my local Home Depot last week. The smallest they had were 6-32, but they had them in various lengths. They come two to a small bag and can be found in the small item cabinets (drawers) in the fastener section.
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Postby Pirate » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:44 pm

Micro Fasteners is where I get mine too.
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Postby bob_eissler » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:39 am

The Menards here has them at 40 cents a piece. Expensive but convenient.
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