HINGE SCREW ROD .112" (2.84mm)
All of our hinge rod screw material is precision ground drill rod that holds a diameter and roundness tolerance of ±.0005", making it excellent material for making replacement hinge rod screws - an easy task with the correct materials and tools.
HOW TO MAKE A HINGE SCREW
1) Determine the correct diameter rod needed and thread size.
2) Hold the rod at an approximate 45° angle to your bench grinder and rotate the rod in a slow, steady, continuous manner until an even taper is formed in the rod’s end.
3) Clamp the
rod in a bench vise with tapered end facing straight up about 1” above jaws.
Insert the correct size die
in the die
handle and set the die on the rod’s end.
Apply a drop of Acculube
in the center hole of the die. Grasp the die handle with two hands and position
the handle so that it is perpendicular to the rod. While exerting a fair amount
of downward pressure slowly turn clockwise 1/2 to 1 revolution.
4) Cut off desired length and cut slot (see our Screw Slotter) for screwdriver. If desired, a needle file can be used to square off the shoulder area of the screw.
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