16BA Brass Nuts

Discussion in 'Talk' started by Jon Nazareth, 10 October 2018 at 09:47.

  1. Jon Nazareth

    Jon Nazareth Western Thunderer

    I was talking to Items Mail Order this morning and he told me that he is running out of 16BA Brass Nuts and won't be re ordering as they are going to be too expensive for him to buy. He has a few hundred left if anyone uses this size.

  2. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer


    That being the case, I should perhaps point out that M0.8 is pretty much the same size. Although incompatible with 16BA, metric nuts and screws in this size are fairly easy to get hold of.

  3. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    Fairly easy, maybe. As cheap and in large quantities as BA, no.
    Not to mention Ive never found a cheap source of M1 bolts in the 1/2" length range in anything larger than a pack of 20 or so. (For several pounds I may add when I regularly buy them in the hundreds for quite a bit less overall)
  4. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    These any good? M1 x 10 Brass Slot Countersunk c/t Pack 100

    10mm vs 12(ish)mm, but not bad at £7.44/100. It depends how far down the supply chain you want to go, it's not too tricky to order small metric screws in 1000s direct from China.

  5. Spitfire2865

    Spitfire2865 Western Thunderer

    I use screw-shop regularly and have never seen those. May have to try them my next order.

    Though I have put in a future order for something like 500-1000 1/2" 14ba cheeseheads if he ever makes an order for them again.
    So if anyone else is in the market for a bunch, tell him so he can make the order sooner.
  6. Shedman

    Shedman Member

    Well I`m still trying to find a screw to fit a couple of captive nuts! Neither M3 or 3BA fit - ideas anybody!

  7. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

  8. Gordon Halliburton

    Gordon Halliburton New Member

    Can you screw in a piece of softwood then measure the markings to find the pitch / tpi.
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