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Richard Clare 130/03/2021 18:51:53
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Hi All,

I have a brass door handle with a 5/32" xd 30 TPI grub screw. Can you tell me what thread this is? Could it be BSB?

John Baron30/03/2021 20:03:19
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Hi Richard,

Could be Cycle thread, 5/32 CSI 30 tpi.

SillyOldDuffer30/03/2021 20:31:04
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Fitting a bathroom privacy lock last week I graunched the grub screw with an incorrectly sized screwdriver and had to re-slot it. Taking the grub out, it appeared to be M4 with an unusually coarse pitch. Reminded me of Meccano, which is 5/32" Whitworth, 32 tpi, but I didn't try one to confirm!


Howard Lewis31/03/2021 17:29:45
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Unlikely to be BSB since this 26 tpi for all sizes.

If it is not a special, some possibles might be:

Cycle thread 5/32 x 32 tpi, Whit form. CEI is 60 degree.

It might be an undersize 8 - 32 UNC (0.164 OD x 32 tpi ) again 60 degree form.

M4 would approximate to 0.157 x 36 tpi so unlikely

3 BA is 4.1 mm ( 0.161 0 OD ) x 0.73 mm (34.8 tpi approx ) Pitch. 47.5 degree form.


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