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[DPRG] Sources for 5mm diameter shaft?

Subject: [DPRG] Sources for 5mm diameter shaft?
From: mikedodson at modassy.com mikedodson at modassy.com
Date: Mon Apr 17 14:34:10 CDT 2006

On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 13:07:49 -0500, "R. Steven Rainwater" wrote:
Hello Steve,

I have an abrasive cut off saw. Try to stick with 303, or 304.

Mike Dodson
> On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 12:11, Rick Bickle wrote: 
> > Check the ultimate hardware store: www.mcmaster.com
> Cool, they have it in a variety of lengths and materials - and no
> minimum order requirements. I'll order some shortly. Any suggestions for
> the best material considering I'll only have the tools at the DPRG
> warehouse for cutting it to length? We've got a hacksaw and some cutting
> bits for the dremel tool. I can choose from these materials:
> Stainless Steel (303)
> Stainless Steel (304)
> Stainless Steel (440C)
> Steel (AISI 1566)
> Tungsten-Carbide
> They claim the 303 steel is "easy to machine". I'm guessing that's my
> best bet? 
> And I added the McMaster site to the DPRG links page, by the way.
> On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 11:38, michael at michaelshiloh.com wrote:
> > Have you tried small parts www.smallparts.com?
> Yep, I checked there. All their stuff is measured in inches or bushels
> or something. So I can get 4.7625mm or 6.35mm but not 5mm! :)
> > If they don't have it, look at: www.sdp-si.com. Great
> > source for gears, pulleys, etc.
> I suspected they'd have it but I usually can't afford their prices for
> hobby stuff unless there's no other option.
> On Mon, 2006-04-17 at 11:35, danny staple wrote: 
> > have you tried getting hold of broken or scrap printers?
> That's a good suggestion too, I'll scrounge around in the parts bins at
> the warehouse Tuesday night and see what I can find. We have some dead
> printers and some already disassembled printers there.
> Thanks for all the other suggestions too (tubes and threaded rod). 
> -Steve
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