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#1 Mike Germond SOC

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 01:15 PM

I'm looking for a relatively compact thumb/wing screw for some rod brackets I'm making. A Kipp handle might work but I'm thinking more compact. I need to pinch the rods like the bracket in the attached picture. Grip is obviously something to consider. I can't find anything this small on McMaster Carr. What are your recommendations?

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#2 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:18 PM

If you're thinking of something like the little wing caps on your socket block, those come in a variety of sizes, colors and shapes for < .40 cent each. What I do is put a small drop of Liquid Nails in the head before I align and smack the bolt head down into it.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:26 PM

I was looking at Shear-Loc's website and they have exactly what you're talking about. They fit over allen cap screws, right? Where do you typically get yours from?

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#4 Tom Wills

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 05:00 PM

Mike,

They press right onto Socket Head Cap Screws. They actually engage both the outside of the head and the hex inside, so it's a really secure drive. The ones I own came from McMaster-Carr, and are found here: http://www.mcmaster....-screws/=72qxpn

You can even get some with the screws already in them, which can be nice.
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