View Full Version : Need help locating metric set screws

09-22-2003, 07:21 PM
I need to find some M9 x 1.0 set screws for the tool holders on my 12 x 36 lathe. These are used to adjust the height of the tool holder. I can get the tap but can't find the screws.

Thanks >>>Ron

09-22-2003, 08:10 PM

Wonder why they used that non-standard size ... How would you feel about drilling out the metric threads and tapping your tool post for a more standard set screw, maybe a 7/16 - 20 ?

Rich Carlstedt
09-22-2003, 10:08 PM
Try a company called;
" Mr. Metric "
they usually have weird stuff and good stuff

09-23-2003, 04:07 AM
KBC, Travers, and J&L Industrial all sell metric fasteners.

09-23-2003, 04:54 AM
you have absolutely no chance to find M9x1.0 screws. M9 screws are only made on special request for company planning to make money selling sparts parts. Did you know a new project where M9 will fit and M10 not !!

much more, M9 has a normal pitch of 1.25, pitch of 1.0 for M9 is a special pitch !!!

M9x1.0 taps are made to repair M8x1.0 threads.

Are you shure you are not speaking of 3/8"-24 screws ??

The only way i found to solve your problem is to make your own screws starting with square piece of steel. You have then a square head, much more pleasant to use

my 2 (Euro) cents


09-23-2003, 04:17 PM
Thanks for all your answers. I am going to use 3/8 x 24 in all my new tool blocks. Easy to find and I have the tap.
I know about special threads. I have a gage that checks the throat (lands) depth in rifles. It uses a fired case that is tapped 5/16 x 36. Each rifle needs one of these cases. I found the tap and can make my own. The company charges $6.95 to do each one.

Cheers >>>Ron