Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

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Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

Postby ferider » Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:53 am

I figured we could get a thread going on different Spyderco screw sizes. Frequently google'ed subject, ebay sellers make a fortune selling them, and the factory screws are not really standard sizes :)

I'll add/correct this OP as we go.

Clip Screws

I'll only list size, not length or head type, as this largely depends on the exact model, and length is tricky if you carry the knife tip down, possibly use custom scales and/or clip, and don't want to damage the washers (I don't want to be responsible if you do :) ). For example, the Manix 2 has T8 heads, the Para 3 has T6. Fluted Ti Military has shorter clip screws than the G10 version, single liner Military has Philips heads, MXP screws are longer than stock, etc. So this is the only list that can be generalized, IMHO:

  • US #2-56
  • Japan: M2.3 x 0.4
  • Taiwan: M2 x 0.4.
Scale and Pivot screws:
  • Paramilitary 2, Para 3, steel-lined Manix 2 / XL, steel-lined Native 5:
    • Scale screws are 4-40, 1/5 inch long, 100 degree T8 flat-head
    • Pivot screws are 6-32, 1/5 inch long, 100 degree T10 flat-head
  • Military
    • The new G10 and plain Ti Military (2017+) Scale screws are 4-40, 1/5 inch long, 100 degree T8 flat-head (same as Paramilitary/Manix)
    • The new Military has two 8-32 T15 button-head Pivot screws (.235 inch long).
    • The old plain Ti and double liner G10 Military has 2-56 T6 Scale screws (.185 inch long)
    • Both old and new fluted Ti Militaries have T8 button head scale screws, I believe 4-40, not sure about the length (anybody?)
    • The old double liner Military single Pivot screw is also 8-32 T15, but a little longer (.263 inch).
    • The classic single liner Military single Pivot screw is also T15, but has a finer thread than newer Militaries (anybody?)
  • Others ?
Thanks,

Roland.

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Re: Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

Postby abbazaba » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:29 am

Great idea!

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Re: Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

Postby AlexRus » Fri May 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Useful thread.
Thank you Roland!
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Re: Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

Postby TomAiello » Fri May 03, 2019 3:29 pm

I would love to know the specs on the post/screw things (what are they actually called?) that attach the G-Clip. Does anyone have those?

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Re: Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

Postby ferider » Fri May 03, 2019 3:50 pm

I have a couple at home, Tom. Let me measure and get back to you.

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Postby AlexRus » Sun May 12, 2019 6:44 am

Para 3 lightweight? 🤔

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Re: Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

Postby Evil D » Sun May 12, 2019 6:57 am

I like this idea, I think it should be merged with the other thread that's listing clip hole patterns. I also strongly recommend the "wiggle fit" method...I know what some screw sizes are supposed to be but I will try a few different bits (even bits of the same size) to see which ones fit the best and then use that bit regardless of what size it is. This is especially important if you have cheaper bits, as they will often vary slightly in size so even though it's supposed to be a T8 you may find that a T9 is a more snug fit. Just make sure the bit goes all the way into the screw and has the least amount of wiggle.
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Re: Screw Sizes / please post if you have them !

Postby jacala » Thu May 16, 2019 12:34 am

Can somebody tell me the screw size for the pocket clip screws on a Spyderco Smock please .
I'm using a Lynch clip btw.
I like to keep a few spares- just in case.
Thanks.
Edit: Screw size is M2 x 4mm thread length.Pan head on screw.Stainless polished finish.
I ordered the smallest batch I could find: Qty.80 ea Free shipping.Total= $6.45 AUD


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