Screws for Table Saw Blade Adjustment

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Forum topic by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 08-05-2009 06:53 PM 850 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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08-05-2009 06:53 PM

I have a Craftsman 21830 Jobsite table saw on which the blade adjustments mechanism is held in place with four socket flathead cap screws. Three of the four have the drive socket partially stripped out and I wish to replace them. I ordered what I thought was six screws from Sears Parts Direct for $9.69 (incl shipping & tax). I received one and upon rechecking the listing the six shown is the recommended number!

So I start looking on line for socket flat cap screws M6×1.0×25. I can find them at several places but all are quantity of 50 or 100. What I need are four and I really hate to buy a box of these things and then throw all but four away (actually I wouldn’t, but they would sit in my shop and rust for the next xxxx years).

Can anyone recommend a place where I might buy these screws in a quantity of ‘each’? That really isn’t too much to ask, is it? I’ve checked McMasters, Grainger, MSCDirect, Reid Supply, Fastenal, Small Parts, just to name a few.

Any help would be appreciated. Oh, yeah, Ace Hardware doesn’t list fasteners online and we don’t have one anywhere close.



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#1 posted 08-05-2009 07:03 PM

Check with an auto parts store like NAPA. Also check the Big Box stores like Lowes, I’m pretty sure that I have bought these types of bolts from them.

Sometime in the last several months all the places you mentioned changed their policies and no longer sell less than box quantities.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 08-05-2009 11:35 PM

Thy thes guys:

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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