View Full Version : Source for Nylon Thumb Screws?

10/11/2007, 12:36 PM
I'm looking for some nylon thumb screws for some of my canister style projects.......anyone have a source for them?

I've googled on the internets and haven't found much.


10/11/2007, 12:41 PM
Home depot. I got a bunch of them from there. Also Ace hardware. Ace have more selection. I was able to find a screw for my overflow at ACE. But if you're getting a matching screw and wing nuts, home depot have them as well.


10/11/2007, 12:41 PM

I would use studs and wing nuts instead. The nylon thumbscrews are very hard on the fingers :)

10/11/2007, 12:43 PM
Just to elaborate a bit more:

If you are set on the thumbscres I woulduse Stainless.... they don't flex as much and therefore don't bind in the holes under tension (easier on the fingers). I would even consider stainless studs and wing nuts if regular use is intended.

10/11/2007, 01:26 PM
Ditto on what Bean said. I tear my index finger up every time I clean the skimmer. It is really one screw. The tapped hole is not perfect and it binds some to cause the screw to rub on my finger.

10/11/2007, 02:23 PM
I hadn't through about using stainless. The only reason I wanted thumb screws was to make slotted style lid to make removal easier.

Thanks for the help!!