Re: Coupler Mounting Screws
Interesting. I’ve seen 4-40 shears on wire strippers, but not 2-56. The former works, but requires cleanup. Ironically, my full size strippers will cut down to the 4-40, whereas the smaller strippers that will do 30 gauge wire only goes down to 6’s.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Columbus, Ohio, US
On Jul 9, 2020, at 10:57 PM, Douglas Harding <iowacentralrr@...> wrote:
I have an electrician’s wire stripper that also is designed to cut a variety of small screw sizes, including 2-56. Works great on brass screws, gives a nice clean cut, just touch up with a file and I have one any length I want.
Why I like the Delrin 2-56 screws is I can cut or trim them to the exact length that I want, with ease. I've done this before and after installation with equal success.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Benjamin Hom [b.hom@...]
Wayne Cohen wrote:
"In the distant past, I tried Kadee’s 2-56 Delrin screws to mount couplers. Many of the heads snapped off in normal use and I quit using them. Slot or Phillips head - same results."
Slot or Phillips is irrelevant - why use plastic screws if electrical shorts are not an issue? Use metal screws instead.