ruffrecords

Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« on: April 09, 2020, 05:12:00 PM »
I am using captive screws to retain modules in mixers. I would like to use ones that have a chunky knurled section you can easily grip with you fingers to undo then so as to remove a module. I am using a Eurorack system ( M2.5) and so far I have only been able to find screw operated types or ones with a thin knurled band. I know the chunky Neve style ones do exist because I have three of them but for the life of me I cannot remember where got when I got them.

The ones I am using look a bit like this but the head is knurled and has no slot:

https://uk.farnell.com/schroff/21100-379/collar-screw-m2-5-x-11mm-pk100/dp/4361600

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'



Gold

Re: Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2020, 06:55:45 PM »
On this side of the pond they are called thumb screws. They are usually pricey.

McMaster Carr has plastic Screw Caps that fit over socket head screws to make them into thumb screws.

Re: Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 08:15:01 PM »
Computer desktop cases back in the day often used knurled thumb screws , might be worth a browser search with similar key words.I have a few different varieties of them in my misc screw department , I'll have a poke around tomorrow and check diameter ,
bound to be available off the shelf if you have the appropriate search term.


wlinart

Re: Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2020, 08:56:32 AM »

ruffrecords

Re: Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2020, 09:10:18 AM »
Blore Edwards has them: https://www.blore-ed.com/product-page/thumbscrews

Why didn't I think of them. Unfortunately the only stock one with an M3.5 thread so I have asked for a quote for some M2.5 ones.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

brendandwyer

Re: Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2020, 11:14:27 AM »
Check out Accurate Screw Machine.

They have a lot of different types and finishes.

pvision

Re: Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2020, 10:55:20 AM »

ruffrecords

Re: Knurled captive screws a la Neve
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2020, 12:29:43 PM »
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'


 

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