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  Reply # 2152152 30-Dec-2018 10:56
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Mitre 10 have a very poor range of anything other than metric. Blacks Fasteners in Chch should have what you need. Closed today - open tomorrow (31).



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  Reply # 2152207 30-Dec-2018 13:01
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Cheers for the help. Will give them a buzz tomorrow

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2152216 30-Dec-2018 13:17
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I can also recommend Konnect. Their main store is in Addington, but they have a small store in town, opposite South City Mall. If they don't have what you want there they can look it up and tell you if the main store has it.

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  Reply # 2152236 30-Dec-2018 14:03
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FWIW (very little in these circumstances) Coastal Fasteners in Wellington are really good for this sort of thing. Might help someone stumbling over this thread later.

 

 


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  Reply # 2152285 30-Dec-2018 15:18
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gedc:

 

This is what I've got

 

https://www.microjig.com/products/zeroplay

 

Not a lot of brass left to drill out and retap and I'd rather just find the correct machine screws cheers

 

 

Off topic, but these are adjustable guide bars for mitre slots? Pretty cool if they work. Would be interested in a review/your thoughts once you've found the screws you need.


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  Reply # 2152317 30-Dec-2018 16:00
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I would also be interested in how you get on with these bars.


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  Reply # 2152331 30-Dec-2018 16:44
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gedc:

Yeah. Ive been reading up on SAE, Imperial, UNC and Metric. Still none the wiser other than manufacturers / retailers here seem to mix them up :)

 

 

I have some 13/275th ell screws with the thread pitch at 29/456ths of a perch, diameter 1/5723th of a furlong, if anyone can use them.

 

 

It's a wonder anything in the US can get built at all with the bizarro set of units they have to work with, usually divided into equally strange fractions just to get something useful.

 


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  Reply # 2152334 30-Dec-2018 17:05
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neb:
gedc:

 

Yeah. Ive been reading up on SAE, Imperial, UNC and Metric. Still none the wiser other than manufacturers / retailers here seem to mix them up :)

 

I have some 13/275th ell screws with the thread pitch at 29/456ths of a perch, diameter 1/5723th of a furlong, if anyone can use them. It's a wonder anything in the US can get built at all with the bizarro set of units they have to work with, usually divided into equally strange fractions just to get something useful.

 

Yes, indeed:

 

 

Edit: Guldemmit. External links.




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  Reply # 2152392 30-Dec-2018 20:39
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Just got an email back from Blacks Fasteners saying they don't stock them as ex USA.  Just an FYI. Will follow up with a few others and let the masses know and will PM the folks that are interested in a short review of the microjigs


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  Reply # 2153943 3-Jan-2019 16:19
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Take one with you and go visit Anzor Fasteners smile

 




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  Reply # 2153955 3-Jan-2019 16:39
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Yep. Thanks for that. They were my last hope but were closed over the holidays. Pretty much all of the others have now replied to say they don't stock that thread / size.  Not sure how much Anzor will want per screw given they are 304 stainless by the looks of things.

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 2154020 3-Jan-2019 17:21
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Try asking for a couple of 'samples'.

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  Reply # 2154029 3-Jan-2019 17:34
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gedc:

 

Yep. Thanks for that. They were my last hope but were closed over the holidays. Pretty much all of the others have now replied to say they don't stock that thread / size.  Not sure how much Anzor will want per screw given they are 304 stainless by the looks of things.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

If their Wellington Branch is anything to go by, they won't cost you an arm and a leg.

 

Good luck smile


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  Reply # 2154070 3-Jan-2019 19:18
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Yep. Looks perfect from what I can see. Given I will likely have a few of these jigs I may as well buy a big handful when I can get them.


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