Shoddy Hardware (Was: Re: WW fixtures (was Re: "New" PDP-8))

From: Chad Fernandez <>
Date: Wed Apr 3 20:46:56 2002

Tony Duell wrote:
>>If your screws aren't 6x32's already, the easiest and probably most practical
>>thing to do is get a 6x32 roll-tap, and "fix" the application so you can get
>>the "right" screws whenever you need.
> Fine in the States, but have you tried getting 6-32 screws (or any small
> UNC screws) over in the UK? They are essentially unobtainable. ISO metric
> (M3) are trivial to get, so are the strange 'BA' screws (strange because
> of the 47.5 degree thread angle foe one thing!).

What is UNC, and BA? Is BA WHitworth?

I rarely find computers (pc's) that use "American" threaded screws.....
probably becasue so much of the stuff is from China :-(

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA
Received on Wed Apr 03 2002 - 20:46:56 BST

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