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Magee
09-19-2012, 05:50 PM
So, over the years I've managed to lose most of the little screws that came with my (Grizzly) Glanze lathe tool holders.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Glanze-Turning-Tool-Set-12mm/H5681

I can't for the life of me get a good enough view of the screw threads, even under mild magnification, to determine the size. Since the holders are listed as "12mm" I assumed metric, did a little (too little) measuring, some process of elimination and ordered some 3mmx0.5 screws from McMaster.
Nope... Not it...
So, back to some better methods for measuring... Any advice? Tips/Tricks?
Thanks.

NiftyNev
09-19-2012, 07:24 PM
http://www.glanze.com/indexable-tool-holders/bb-s-sclcr.html

http://www.valumaxcorporation.com/catalog_screw.html

Nev.

Bob Fisher
09-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Take your holder to a decent hardware store, try a few screws until you find the thread size, you might be surprised to find that they are NOT metric. Bob.

Magee
09-19-2012, 08:22 PM
http://www.glanze.com/indexable-tool-holders/bb-s-sclcr.html

http://www.valumaxcorporation.com/catalog_screw.html

Nev.

THAT Looks like it. Many thanks.