Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Today's Exotic Request

8-32 x 4" Torx or Allen head screw.   Black would be nice.  I can find Phillips head but I would like a drive not likely to be destroyed by repeated tightening.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If a socket-head cap screw would work, take a look at https://www.boltdepot.com/Product-Details.aspx?product=7953

Clayton Cramer said...

Awesome!

Will said...

https://www.fastenal.com/products?r=~%7Ccategoryl1:%22600000%20Fasteners%22%7C~

black oxide: $2.99 / Each

https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/35682?r=~%7Ccategoryl1:%22600000%20Fasteners%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl2:%22600039%20Sockets%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl3:%22600040%20Socket%20Cap%20Screws%22%7C~%20~%7Csattr01:%5E%22Imperial%20(Inch)%22$%7C~%20~%7Csattr04:%5E%229pound8%20-%2032%22$%7C~%20~%7Csattr05:%5E4%22$%7C~

stainless steel: $10.74 / Each

https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0171101?r=~%7Ccategoryl1:%22600000%20Fasteners%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl2:%22600039%20Sockets%22%7C~%20~%7Ccategoryl3:%22600040%20Socket%20Cap%20Screws%22%7C~%20~%7Csattr01:%5E%22Imperial%20(Inch)%22$%7C~%20~%7Csattr04:%5E%229pound8%20-%2032%22$%7C~%20~%7Csattr05:%5E4%22$%7C~

Socket head in that screw size is the only type head available for longer than about 2.5", according to the Fastenal web site.

Will said...

BTW, is 8*32 the largest you can fit in that application? When it comes to hardware, bigger is almost always better, especially in extended lengths. 10*32 is a common size.

Also, if at all possible, avoid using 6*32 when building things, as that is a very weak screw. Common to have the shank break.

Clayton Cramer said...

8-32 is the thread of the T-nut I need to screw into. I only use 6-32 for little or no load applications.