How to source good quality spare screws?


#1

Hi,

Sorry for the silly beginner post, but I’m really frustrated and just cannot find where to buy new, good quality screws of the size you use to attach a standard PCB and case.
When I say quality I mean something like the screws that come with GMK Stabs, with a nice sized head and good thread… when I measure those ones they are almost 4mm, however everything I find online is only 3mm and I’m suspecting they are basically exactly like the ones I want to replace…

Anyone can help me with this? European source would be great, but anyone that can send to europe will be very welcome :slight_smile:

Thanks!


#2

You have to describe the screw thread measurement for any useful advice, not just the length.

Depending on the situation I buy my screws on Amazon or on Aliexpress, both are good sources.


#3

Thanks for answering, I guess one of the problems is that I don’t know what is the size, when I measure them with a cheap digital tool they come at 1.7mm or 0.06 inches. However I read everywhere that the standard screws for this kind of standard 60% cases is M2 that I assume is 2mm? As you can see I’m a bit confused :roll_eyes:


#4

Do you need screws for stabilizers or for a case/pcb? Gmk stab screws are M2x4, if you need those I can send you some for shipping!


#5

they are for a case/pcb, but I thought they were the same size, do you guys know if that is usually the case?


#6

Looking forward to see good sources here. I want to yank all of the case screws out of my two Tina boards because those screws suck. Bad.


#7

zeal sells M2x4mm screws, which are used in stabs and a lot of universal pcb/cases


#8

I bought these off Amazon a while ago though they were $4 at the time. They have served me well to replace lost or stripped screws on tray mount cases.


#9

Those are great options, thanks guys!
Didn’t realized zeal sold screws, I think I’ll order some next time I buy switches from them :+1:


#10

If you can describe it accurately, then McMaster Carr probably has it for a good price. I bought all of my hardware for my IBM restorations from them.