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What length screw for L-bracket with V-slot and T-nut?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Jason Kraft, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Jason Kraft

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    I'm connecting two extrusions of V-slot with an L-bracket, but I need to know what length M5 screws are needed. My measurements in Solidworks suggest I need a 10mm screw, but I just wanted to confirm.

    Edit: I just saw the note on the L-bracket page on the parts store. Should be 8mm.
     
  2. dddman

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    The 10mm M5 screw is used on the corner brackets if you don't file the tabs
     
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  3. Jason Kraft

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    Ah I see. Thank you!
     
  4. Ronald van Arkel

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    Use 8mm even for the black corners, and place the T-nut reversed in the V-Slot, so facing with the flange to the outside of the V-Slot. 10mm will be too long. For the L-bracket you can use the T-nut either way. Always file the tabs on the cheaper corners, it will make your build much better and it takes about 20 seconds to get writ of a tab ;).

    -Ronald
     

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