Looking to source affordable screws
|Mark Whelan||27/02/2019 20:59:55|
|11 forum posts|
I'm after shearing off two screws in the tailstock of my myford m type, which I think are 3/16 24 bsw
I've drilled them out and now I need to replace them.
There's a few sellers on eBay but the want between 10-20 pounds shipping to Ireland for 5 screws!
Anyone recommend somewhere more reasonable?
|Speedy Builder5||27/02/2019 21:18:26|
|1689 forum posts|
Why not have a go at making them. You would feel great when you have done them. Not too difficult. Bobh
|Barrie Lever||27/02/2019 21:35:42|
|156 forum posts|
10/24 UNC will screw straight in, just the thread angle is different 55 degrees for Whit 60 degrees for UNC.
Unfortunately I have to admit to doing this many times in the middle of the night in maintainance work when my back was to the wall !!
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I can do you 1/2" and 3/4" mild steel roundheads (I think, I'll have to check up)
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Mark, they may well be 2BA but look at your PM's
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I buy BSW screws, nuts and bolts from my local hardware store. Although Australia went metric 40 years ago, the building trade still seems to use the old imperial stuff for some reason. They are just labelled as 1/4" x 1" screw etc. No idea about Ireland though!
|duncan webster||28/02/2019 10:04:56|
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3/16 bsf is nearly the same as 2BA, but 3/16 bsw is much coarser.
If you are sure you want bsw then try the trusty e-bay
|vintage engineer||28/02/2019 10:07:18|
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|Adam Mara||28/02/2019 10:43:51|
|62 forum posts|
Loads of BSW machine screws at work, at least 25 years old ex B&Q! PM me if don't have any luck, I will be going into work on Monday to collect the rent, and can pinch a few and post them to you!
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That won't work. Meccano screws are 5/32" BSW.
|Andrew Johnston||28/02/2019 12:30:19|
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I don't know what thread Myford used, but 3/16" BSW would be a poor choice. It's a small diameter rather coarse pitch thread, with the result that the slightest overtightening fractures the core. Been there, done that!
|Mark Whelan||28/02/2019 13:22:35|
|11 forum posts|
Thanks for all the tips and for the PM's offering to help. The 10-24 is probably easiest to try first, as I should have some lying around in work, if that doesn't work I'll try the next few options. I'll also try to remember to report back with some news hopefully.
|Howard Lewis||28/02/2019 15:47:23|
|1798 forum posts|
These sound like the screws retaining the plates for the Handwheel. On a ML2 or ML4 they are likely to be 3/16 BSW (or maybe 3/16 BSF ? ) roundhead.
Take up the kind offer already made a few posts ago; You only need two!
|Zane Crowther||17/04/2019 16:01:36|
|3 forum posts|
I've got single machine screws from Accu before, so they might be worth a try.
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