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Martin Walsh 130/10/2013 16:01:36
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Hi

I was wondering if anyone knows of a supplier of

3/8 BSF 1/2 Long grub screws I need 2 for the

myford s7 topslide locking screws

have tried ebay but no luck

thank you very much Martin

Springbok30/10/2013 16:51:08
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Martin,

Please excuse the pun but will grub around in the workshop to see what I have.
failing that there are 2 chaps who sometimes advertise in ME who are now retired but Myford specialist.
Bob

Edited By Springbok on 30/10/2013 16:56:38

Martin Walsh 130/10/2013 16:58:35
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Thank you very much bob

Best Wishes Martin

Lambton30/10/2013 17:06:39
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Martin,

Please confirm the size you require as 3/8 sounds too large for most Myford applications. Do you want them to replace the two square headed screw with half dog points which are 3/8 BSF item KA26?

Eric

Martin Walsh 130/10/2013 17:15:11
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Posted by Lambton on 30/10/2013 17:06:39:

Martin,

Please confirm the size you require as 3/8 sounds too large for most Myford applications. Do you want them to replace the two square headed screw with half dog points which are 3/8 BSF item KA26?

Eric

yes that is correct Iam making the hemingway saddle chip tray and the original square screws

foul it so heming way recommend to use the grub screws which are used on the newer machines

Best Wishes Martin

 

 

Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 30/10/2013 17:16:33

David Clark 130/10/2013 17:17:49
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Try Ebay.

regards David

V8Eng30/10/2013 17:28:56
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Might be worth asking here.

**LINK**

NJH30/10/2013 18:09:42
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As David says £4.15 for a pack of 10 on ebay.

Just enter 3/8 BSF grub screw in the ebay search bar

Norman

Edited By NJH on 30/10/2013 18:11:44

JasonB30/10/2013 18:36:47
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Norman, the 1/2" long are out of stock from that sellersad

Martin Walsh 130/10/2013 18:44:25
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Posted by JasonB on 30/10/2013 18:36:47:

Norman, the 1/2" long are out of stock from that sellersad

that's right he is the only seller as well. There is another seller that sells stainless 1 inch long grub screws

so I suppose I could cut them to length

Best Wishes Martin

Trevor Drabble31/10/2013 00:49:07
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Martin,

May I suggest you try your local Cromwell Tools branch who list these as Socket Set Screws with Knurled Cup Point under part number CTL - 603 - 2728A at an offer price of £60.44 + VAT per 100 in my 2008 catalogue. In the past I have found them oust helpful and understanding in supplying smaller amounts. Hope this info helps.

KWIL31/10/2013 09:30:01
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AHC of Camberley, Surrey for all your needs. Excellent stock of all old and new (ie Imp or Metric) threads and styles. 1 off if you like.

Bubble31/10/2013 11:15:52
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Martin

Emkay supplies www.emkaysupplies.co.uk/ list 3/8" BSF x 1/2" at 0.83p each.

First class firm, I would use no other, no connection to them except as satisfied customer!

Jim

Martin Walsh 131/10/2013 11:48:20
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thanks for directing me to AHC they do have a excellent stock and I will

use them in future they stock bsf bolts.

unfortunately they don't stock 3/8 bsf grub screws

I going to order from emkay supplies with a few other bits to make the order larger

I didn't think it was a good idea in the end to cut 1 inch long ones down

as they damage easily when holding them

thanks to every one for replying it is very much appreciated

Best Wishes Martin

daveb31/10/2013 22:41:06
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I shortened a pair of longer grub screws to replace the 'orrible square headed ones, the back one always finished up under the tail of the top slide, I kept having to use the end of a 1/2" socket extension bar to get at it, very annoying!

I wrapped a bit of copper shim around the grub screws and held them in the 3 jaw chuck, shortened them by 1/4" and turned the dog point using HSS tool, job took less than 5 minutes.

Dave

NJH02/11/2013 12:54:33
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Well, prompted by this thread - and with the memory of the contortions needed to get at the right hand locking screw under the top slide - I whizzed off an email order to Emkay Screws on Thursday evening. Delivered by postie at 09.30 today and fitted PDQ. Perfect!

The question is though why did Myford stick with the square headed, hard to get a spanner on, screws for so long?

Norman

JasonB02/11/2013 13:03:27
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Maybe they had a big box full to use upwink 2

Martin Walsh 102/11/2013 13:59:32
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Its a breeze now with a 3/16 Hex screwdriver nothing gets in the way

I think Myford put them on their newer Machines when they  run out of the square oneslaugh

 

Best Wishes Martin

Edited By Martin Walsh 1 on 02/11/2013 14:01:23

John C03/11/2013 02:39:30
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Thanks for the lead to EmKay Supplies. I ordered Thurs after work, the screws arrived Sat am! Very good service and well priced.

No connection etc, just a satisfied customer,

John

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