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TR
08-01-2014, 08:21 AM
I would like to buy some new pins. Is there a technical or common name for these items ?
The arrows point to the pins securing the decals.
Thanks,
Tom

http://i663.photobucket.com/albums/uu354/topari/X_zps7edcca42.jpg (http://s663.photobucket.com/user/topari/media/X_zps7edcca42.jpg.html)

bfjou812
08-01-2014, 08:23 AM
Usually they are called "drive screws" Hope this helps

MotorradMike
08-01-2014, 08:28 AM
I have no idea, but that is a great picture.
Fess up - you cleaned the machine first. :D

Rosco-P
08-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Some examples: http://www.mcmaster.com/#drive-screws/=t38tez

TR
08-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Excellent. Thanks very much. Yes I did clean the machine :)

Mike Amick
08-01-2014, 02:36 PM
I have been through that ... and NEVER did figure out a way to get them out without buggering
up the plate.

I'll be curious to see more info also.

Mike A

MrSleepy
08-01-2014, 02:45 PM
I needed some for my lathe.

McMaster Carr will not ship outside the US to new customers (only to existing customers) citing import/export customs blah/blah/blah.

I bought some 2.5mm x 6mm stainless socket button head screws and tapped threads to screw them into. They make a nice looking replacement.

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac180/MrSleepy123/200809063030_3_zps0ae4b6d4.jpg

Rob

KJ1I
08-01-2014, 05:08 PM
Zoro Industrial carries drive screws. They have a Canadian branch:

"For shipments within Canada, please shop at www.zorocanada.com."

wierdscience
08-01-2014, 09:11 PM
I have been through that ... and NEVER did figure out a way to get them out without buggering
up the plate.

I'll be curious to see more info also.

Mike A

I tap them side to side with a pin punch and hammer to loosen them.Then use a reground pair of end cutting pliers to grab them.Twist back and forth gently as you pull on them and they usually will come out.A little penetrating oil helps if the base metal is dry and rusty.

A piece of tape or Aluminum soda can can be used to protect the nameplate if it is to be reused.This method usually works on all but the most stubborn ones.

Cuttings
08-02-2014, 12:39 AM
I have been through that ... and NEVER did figure out a way to get them out without buggering
up the plate.

I'll be curious to see more info also.

Mike A

A good pair of side cutters or a sharp very small cold chisel and turn them counter clockwise will usually get them started.
Then you can remove them the rest of the way with a pair of pliers.