10 or 12mm Socket head M5 screws

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10 or 12mm Socket head M5 screws

Postby wmgeorge » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:48 pm

Placed my order to Misumi and are getting ready to order the M5 socket head screws. Finding them referenced in a couple places as 10 mm and other lists show 12 mm, which length is it? I ordered 200 - M5 T nuts but only find 90 or so screws at least the 10 or 12 mm long ones being used. Is this a misprint?
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Re: 10 or 12mm Socket head M5 screws

Postby greenvandan » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:01 pm

I found the 12mm screws bottom out on the extrusion when you are fastening thin materials, i.e. the corner brackets, etc. I want to say I ordered both 12 and 10 but wound up ordering more 10's later. You will use more T nuts than the 90 you counted, there are several places where you will mount 1/2" plastic parts and need longer screws.
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Re: 10 or 12mm Socket head M5 screws

Postby wmgeorge » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:33 pm

greenvandan wrote:I found the 12mm screws bottom out on the extrusion when you are fastening thin materials, i.e. the corner brackets, etc. I want to say I ordered both 12 and 10 but wound up ordering more 10's later. You will use more T nuts than the 90 you counted, there are several places where you will mount 1/2" plastic parts and need longer screws.


Since I am ordering the plated ones, (and they come in bags of 50) I will order 150 of the 10mm and 50 of the 12mm long. I can get them locally but McMaster Carr is much cheaper. Thank you for taking the time to answer my question.
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Re: 10 or 12mm Socket head M5 screws

Postby wmgeorge » Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:39 pm

Yes the 12mm are to long for the angle brackets, got my order(s) yesterday, but assuming the 12mm can be used to attach over the skins or other parts.
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