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    6-48 screw help

    Anybody have a source for long (9/16-3/4") oval head torx 6-48 screws? I can only find slotted ones and they start to strip when torqued. Appreciate any help!

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    How much torque are you applying and what is stripping? The head or threads? If screwing into aluminum about 6 in/lb for steel 10 in/lb would be about the top of the range. If you have a lubricant or loctite on the threads about a 25% reduction would still get the same holding force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowrider View Post
    How much torque are you applying and what is stripping? The head or threads? If screwing into aluminum about 6 in/lb for steel 10 in/lb would be about the top of the range. If you have a lubricant or loctite on the threads about a 25% reduction would still get the same holding force.
    15 in/lbs. Installing a Delta point on a sig 320 slide. The slot in the head is stripping/wearing down. Using vc3 for thread locker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSU74 View Post
    Anybody have a source for long (9/16-3/4") oval head torx 6-48 screws? I can only find slotted ones and they start to strip when torqued. Appreciate any help!
    Brownells has the screws They also sell proper driver bits. If you use a hollow ground bit the correct size it will not damage your slotted screws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GH41 View Post
    Brownells has the screws They also sell proper driver bits. If you use a hollow ground bit the correct size it will not damage your slotted screws.
    Do you have a link? I'm only seeing 8-40 in torx in the length I need

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    Try looking at McMaster-Carr.

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