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Old 03-09-2024, 11:44 AM
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So, here's a thought--that I actually came up with in the bathroom. Well, it was really the porta-john at the range but whatever. Inspiration is where you find it.


The unit has the stainless, round-head, torx security bolts that are about half way down the McMaster page that Shade linked. While they do not have the undercut for the countersink feature, there is PLENTY of room that a fella could turn them down (at least some) on the lathe before getting into the drive area and compromising the head.
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Old 03-09-2024, 11:39 PM
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Likely the only way to get that is to forgo the hex drive and look at phillips drive oval head machine screws.
THIS! ^^^^ Get yourself a nice new #3 phillips screw driver to turn them with.
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I tend to agree Stop hunting for a Unicorn and Get-R- Done with what's available
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I tend to agree Stop hunting for a Unicorn and Get-R- Done with what's available
you do realize I posted links to what he was actually looking for...
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Old 03-11-2024, 01:44 PM
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you do realize I posted links to what he was actually looking for...
Close, but not quite sir. He wanted this--but in a machine screw.
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Close, but not quite sir. He wanted this--but in a machine screw.
He did not want torx, he wanted hex socket.

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I’m looking for 1/4-20 2.25” machine screws that are preferably countersunk but not Phillips. Preferably countersunk for these hinges but I want to use an Allen key rather than a Philips.
Anyone know what they are called or do they even make such a thing? I haven’t been able to find them.
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He did not want torx, he wanted hex socket.

True, but he also wanted countersunk on the bottom, and oval head on the top side in an Allen head drive. The ones you linked to were flat head Allens. Unless the link took me to a different item. I did do some searching on Mc Master carr site, and I could not come up with what he said he wanted either. And as much stuff as MMC carries, if they don’t list it, it would seem that they don’t make it.


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True, but he also wanted countersunk on the bottom, and oval head on the top side in an Allen head drive. The ones you linked to were flat head Allens. Unless the link took me to a different item. I did do some searching on Mc Master carr site, and I could not come up with what he said he wanted either. And as much stuff as MMC carries, if they don’t list it, it would seem that they don’t make it.


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Oval is what he was looking for but did not know the correct name.
Somebody said, they did not make them.
Flat head is all he is going to get with a hex head.
But Flat head will work with those hinges.

Here is what he should use...
https://www.mcmaster.com/products/sc.../length~2-1-4/
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