Fan screw size

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jalapano
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Fan screw size

Post by jalapano » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:38 am

I'm wondering what size of screws should be part of the Shapeoko kit.

The screws that came in the same box as the fan are too wide for the shroud and are less than the 25mm in length the instructions say they should be.

There weren't any other left of screws from the kit so I'm assuming these are supposed to be the screws.

Is it safe to run the Shapeoko without the fan attached for the time being?

Picture of the screws:
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Picture of the screws next to a ruler and the fan
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Re: Fan screw size

Post by WillAdams » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:01 am

AIUI, hardware for attaching the fan isn’t included, since it’s not necessary.

I used M3 as noted on the wiki: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... ther_Items, but have unplugged my fan. I think #6 would fit. Another option would be zip ties.
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Re: Fan screw size

Post by cvoinescu » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:11 am

Those look like fan screws to me. You'll need to be firm with the screwdriver the first time, but once they've tapped their way in, they'll go easier next time.
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Re: Fan screw size

Post by LTEPM » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:28 am

I used M3 x 25 for the fan.

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Re: Fan screw size

Post by Markspens » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:00 am

I used zip ties

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Re: Fan screw size

Post by zaalexander » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:47 am

Yah, as cvoinescu said, those screws will self-tap. I found it easier to take cover off of the electronics board and lay it flat.

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Re: Fan screw size

Post by jalapano » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:21 pm

Wow you guys are fast to help out.
Thanks for the advice, will try it out tonight.

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Re: Fan screw size

Post by COMarcus » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:53 pm

I ended up with 1" #6 screws from home depot, worked no issues.

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Re: Fan screw size

Post by crabby » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:53 am

I used 6-32 x 1 inch bolts and matching nuts.
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Re: Fan screw size

Post by sm5uiu » Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:28 pm

And I just enlarged and countersunk the existing holes... (fan on the inside)

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