16 years ago
Can anyone please tell me where I can find some 1/4-32 or 1/4-40 screws
about 1.8" long. I can cut down a longer screw. I don't need a head on
the screw, so I could cut the head off, or use threaded rod stock.
Cutting the head off the screw may be cheaper.
I'm going to drill a hole through the screw at one end and use it as an
adjustable spring anchor. Due to space limitations, I need to use a
small pattern hex nut (maximum 5/16" flat to flat) such as the Part #
91862A516 from They also make a 1/4-40 nut at
slightly more cost.
I could not find a 5/16" hex nut to work on a regular 1/4-20 or 1/4-28
screw, so that's why I need to find a 1/4-32 or 1/4-40 screw. If I
could find a 5/16" hex nut to work with a 1/4-20 or 1/4-28 screw, that
would also solve my problems since 1/4-20 or 1/4-28 screws are more
easy to find.
I would appreciate any help anyone can provide with finding a source
for the screws, or any feedback.
Thanks for your help.