maarvold said:I just received some M2x5 stainless steel set screws from McMaster Carr: the one I tried seems to be the proper thread, but sticks out around 2mm when fully screwed in and I don't like that. Originally M2x3 were recommended and I believe I will like that a lot better. McMaster Carr has these:
p/n 90251A151 Thread-Locking Cup-Point Set Screws, 18-8 Stainless Steel, M2 x 0.4 mm Thread, 3 mm Long, packs of 10--and I think they are going to be really great. They have an imbedded nylon thread lock. They also take a TINY Allen wrench. The one I have that fits measures 0.87 mm, flat-to-flat, on my calipers. It's like 1/3 the diameter of a pencil lead and you have to go to a fairly serious hardware store to get them. If the new screws present any problem I will post about it.
Yep, I just went through the same thing - bought M2x5screws and found out they were too long, so I got some M2x3 ones. I got those along with the super small hex wrench for cheap on eBay. The holes don’t match up perfectly on one of my mics, so I had to take off the body tube, insert all the screws, put the tube back on, and then back out the screws until they hit the inside of the body tube. Still seems to hold just fine though.