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Re: Intes MK-66 Deluxe focuser set screw

Started by Thomas Dey, 12/29/2014 02:03PM
Posted 12/29/2014 02:03PM Opening Post
I hate it when that happens...and so many astro things seem to have peculiar threads. One long-term solution for the next time is to go to the onesies at the hardware store and buy just one screw and nut of each English and metric. Then you have a gauge set (and spare parts!) for the next loss. There are also female gauge plates on line. A full tap and die set of course can serve the same purpose AND if frustrated, you can drill and tap one size up and be back in business. I carry a POWERFUL magnet with my astro stuff to retrieve (ferromagnetic) things from the grass...

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