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dfox1787
31-01-2018, 07:29 PM
Anyone know where I can get some of the screws that hold the spindle together? Two of mine have rounded off.

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Desertboy
01-02-2018, 05:57 PM
If they're standard M4's then toolstation or screwfix look for machine screws. You can change the end to a standard posi screw.

Or you can by M4 A2 bolts off ebay.

Rounding off M4's is the Bane of my router build lol I have over 120 in my build it's a PITA, M5 are a lot stronger.

https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p45378?table=no

This one would need cutting down 5mm but you'll find right length on ebay.

Clive S
01-02-2018, 06:06 PM
If they're standard M4's then toolstation or screwfix look for machine screws. You can change the end to a standard posi screw.

Or you can by M4 A2 bolts off ebay.


They look more like self tappers to me pretty sure they are not M4

m_c
01-02-2018, 11:23 PM
They're self tapping screws designed for plastic, but I've no idea where you'd find a suitable replacement.
Normal self tappers could work, but as they've got thicker threads, the extra thickness/pressure can cause the plastic to split.

Personally, looking at the photo, I'd find a good torx bit the correct size, tap it in with a hammer, and re-use the screws, as the damage doesn't look that bad.

dfox1787
01-02-2018, 11:51 PM
They're self tapping screws designed for plastic, but I've no idea where you'd find a suitable replacement.
Normal self tappers could work, but as they've got thicker threads, the extra thickness/pressure can cause the plastic to split.

Personally, looking at the photo, I'd find a good torx bit the correct size, tap it in with a hammer, and re-use the screws, as the damage doesn't look that bad.Unfortunately this one is the good one. The screw that was rounded off had to have the head drilled off. Who ever had the spindle before me hadn't used the correct tool to take the screws out.

I've found a company online called accugroup who helped me out and are sending me some screws out.

I did contact kress for a quote for some replacements and also for some other parts but it has been a week and I've had nothing back. I guess I'll not be buying another kress spindle.



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mekanik
02-02-2018, 09:50 AM
You can get threaded inserts for plastic if there is enough material to support it that would allow you to use a proper screw
Mike

dfox1787
02-02-2018, 09:54 AM
You can get threaded inserts for plastic if there is enough material to support it that would allow you to use a proper screw
Mike

not sure if this would work to fix the kress spindle back together.

cropwell
04-02-2018, 12:05 AM
The Kress part no is KT 4X23 (pack of 4) http://spareparts.kress-elektrik.de/en/catalogue/ - that is for the 1050 FME-1, probably the same on all Kress Spindles

dfox1787
04-02-2018, 12:15 AM
The Kress part no is KT 4X23 (pack of 4) http://spareparts.kress-elektrik.de/en/catalogue/ - that is for the 1050 FME-1, probably the same on all Kress SpindlesYeah I know I emailed them twice and got no response so I bought some off the company I mentioned.

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cropwell
04-02-2018, 09:27 AM
Yeah I know I emailed them twice and got no response so I bought some off the company I mentioned.

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It's a sod when companies can't be arsed with the end customer. Karma comes around though and people will buy other makes if their service reputation goes down the pan. Pity, Kress are good quality.

JAZZCNC
04-02-2018, 09:29 AM
here you go
https://www.accu.co.uk/en/172-plastite

dfox1787
04-02-2018, 11:10 AM
here you go
https://www.accu.co.uk/en/172-plastiteYeah I bought them last week. I mentioned it in my post lol

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JAZZCNC
04-02-2018, 11:39 AM
Yeah I bought them last week. I mentioned it in my post lol

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Ah ah didn't read it just posted link

dfox1787
04-02-2018, 11:49 AM
Ah ah didn't read it just posted linkPerfect fit. I bought some spares as well. I worried if any other parts fail I'll not be able to buy parts from kress.

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