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GERBER Centre-Drive screw specs

gb Offline MrPliskin

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GERBER Centre-Drive screw specs
on: November 17, 2021, 06:22:40 PM
Hi All,

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I can't seem to find what I need in the search or on the web and I'm not too clued up on US measurements (not from that continent!)

I've managed to get my centre drive apart to get some measurements for a mod I'm planning and would like to replace the screws with something I can get on/off easily. My calipers are telling me it's too small for M3 (sticking one in the 'nut' side confirms this) and too big for a M2.5 (sausage in a hallway scenario) - internet tells me it might be a #4 machine screw, which I've come to the conculsion should be a #4-40 screw. However I'm also a little confused over thread types and have also assumed it's a UNC thread.

The only other US product I can find is my Leatherman MUT (on the chooping block soon for a mod or two) and have found that the belt clip screws fit perfectly, or at least appear to. I believe it's an earlier model MUT as I would have bought it around 2012 and it has the titanium clip and gripless needlenose pliers.

Can anyone confirm my assumptions are correct? or chime in if you've replaced these screws before :D

This forum got me excited about multi-tools again and made me dig out my MUT and buy the CD just to mod them!


gb Offline MrPliskin

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Re: GERBER Centre-Drive screw specs
Reply #1 on: November 20, 2021, 10:52:55 AM
It's a UNF #4-48 thread for anyone wondering  :cheers:


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us Offline Poncho65

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Re: GERBER Centre-Drive screw specs
Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 03:44:09 AM
I do not have one, so thanks for finding out what size fasteners are if I do get one 8) :salute: :like:


gb Offline MrPliskin

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Re: GERBER Centre-Drive screw specs
Reply #3 on: November 23, 2021, 08:48:37 PM
I do not have one, so thanks for finding out what size fasteners are if I do get one 8) :salute: :like:

There's not as much selection of heads in this size unfortunately, that I can find anyway. I wanted a countersunk security torx for the looks, but can only get Philips in countersunk. I went for the hex socket cap head instead, which looks alright but is probably imperial  :facepalm:

If you find a good variety on Europe, please let me know  :D


 

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