Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Retention Screw Question

  1. #1

    Default Retention Screw Question

    Hey guys. I'm trying to hide a retention screw in my blade holder (style 25), and an 8-32 is a little too big for where I'm trying to put it. Is a 4-40 screw too small to use as a retention screw?

  2. #2

    Default

    Personal preference, I wouldn't use 4-40. Im no engineer so I don't even know where to begin to determine if it is indeed too small. I just wouldn't.

    What kind of use is the saber intended for? Dueling, show? Will a 6-32 work?
    末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末 末末末末

  3. #3

    Default

    Thanks for the reply! I don't duel aside from the occasional battle with my 4 year old. It will mostly be a show piece with a little light spinning.

  4. #4

    Default

    I've used 6-32 before that have worked ok for light sword play. IDK, maybe others can chime in on the 4-40. It's just that the nose on those has such a small point of contact.
    末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末末 末末末末

  5. #5

    Default

    Yeah, and that is my biggest concern, with the screw being so narrow, I'm worried it would crack the blade.

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennek View Post
    Hey guys. I'm trying to hide a retention screw in my blade holder (style 25), and an 8-32 is a little too big for where I'm trying to put it. Is a 4-40 screw too small to use as a retention screw?

    It痴 not ideal. A 6-32 would be pushing it, but it may work.
    TCSS MODERATOR
    All n00bs READ these first (PLEASE)!!!:
    1. Forum Guidelines
    2. FJK痴 泥own and Dirty guide to Ohm痴 Law

    "Yeah, yeah, I've heard it all before... you want blindingly bright, super loud, running 1138 blinkies off of the cheapest sound card you can find AND you want all of it to run on a battery the size of a dime, and run for a very, VERY long time. That one cracks me up every time..."
    My email: fjk_tcss@yahoo.com

  7. #7

    Default

    Thanks for the input. I'll probably see if the 6-32 will work then. Thanks again for the help!

  8. #8

    Default

    I used a 4-40 for the blade of a tiny hilt that won't be dueled with and it works okay. it's only got like a 12" 3/4" blade in it though. Its a Yoda type hilt.

    4-40 retention screws can be used in other places, I like that you can fit one on MHS parts just in the threadless gap is between the edge of a male-thread side and the threads starting. Great way to lock aluminum disc chassis in and have the retention hidden when the saber is put together.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •