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post #8 of Old 12-25-2008
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Screw/ Max diameter
#3/ .0990
#4/ .1120
#5/ .1250
#6 /.1380
#8/ .1640
#10/ .1900
#12/ .2160
1/4/ .2500
Continues in inch size

You can try sizing the hole with drill bits and then mic the bit.

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post

You guys are right, BOTH of them carry them, although each has a new and different name for them. It's gonna wind up costing me $2 per screw (for the ones I need) and another BOX to stockpile....but they've GOT 'em.

Now of course comes the hard part, I'e got to finesse the micrometer into the two stripped out holes and figure out just how much screw I'll need to resecure them. And (stop laughing!) I'll need to convert these damned carpentry measurements into METRIC to compare versus what I have. Like, if a stripped 4mm hole needs a 5mm screw, and I can't order 1/5" screws....what, do I shoot for 7/32" ?? Which is called a "number what?" from the other guy?

Quickly, tie my hands, keep me away from the rivet gun.

Thank you, gents. I've dealt with both of those guys--but didn't think to go look there. And the names they use....these screws have more euphemisms and names than I've ever seen for one damn simple part!

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