Source for 2mm Coach Screws

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    • #1121
      ajacocks
      Participant

      I’ve spent quite some time looking for 2mm x 40mm self-tapping coach screws, and I’m really not finding many coach screws smaller than M6, or 6mm. Does anyone have a suggested source?

      If it matters, I’m in the US, in Maryland, but I’m quite willing to order from any (reasonable) source.

      Thanks!
      – Alex

    • #1122
      RobertKuhlmann
      Participant

      I didn’t find them either.

      I’m using 3mm x 40mm screws for wood (e.g. Spax), which you will find almost anywhere. You just need to drill out the holes in the toolhead and the arm a bit (e.g. to 2.5mm).

    • #1123
      ajacocks
      Participant

      As a follow up question, what about the 2 different springs? Not a lot of specifications are given, other than 7mm, for the “hard” spring.

      Any recommendations?

      Thanks!
      – Alex

    • #1129
      Quentin Harley
      Keymaster

      The dimensions are not critical, as long as it fits, and exerts enough force to handle the idler.

      Mine was too long, so I cut it in two, now serving on two machines.

      You strictly do not even have to adhere to the 7mm recommendation either.

      As long as it fits.

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