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  • dmagerl
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    Before I had the tool, thats how i did it too 😊

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  • kenm
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    I guess I'm more of a hack. I thread the nut on and then cut the screw off with a Dremel tool.

    Makes sense that a cutting tool would work like that.

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  • dmagerl
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    Your using it wrong. The screw screws into the threaded hole with the screw head on the threaded side. Then the tool shears the non-head portion off, thus shortening the screw. The screw is then backed out and the threads are reformed as it is turned out. There's no need to screw a nut on it first.

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  • TeleFragger
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    Originally posted by kenm View Post

    Run a 6-32 nut up on the screw before cutting it and then back the nut off of the screw to clean up the threads. A stainless steel nut works even better.
    Just did this and working good... sweet...

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  • kenm
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    Originally posted by TeleFragger View Post
    i have one and tried it..
    messes threads up...

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    Run a 6-32 nut up on the screw before cutting it and then back the nut off of the screw to clean up the threads. A stainless steel nut works even better.

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  • TeleFragger
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    Originally posted by dmagerl View Post
    I just take long screws and make them short with one of these
    https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Functio.../dp/B01N8XMN13
    i have one and tried it..
    messes threads up...

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  • dmagerl
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    I just take long screws and make them short with one of these
    https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Functio.../dp/B01N8XMN13

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  • upstatemike
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    Link works fine for me as well. Weird!

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  • Wade
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    Odd. The link works on my desktop PC. Try putting this search term in amazon's search field. It's the first hit when I do it.

    60 PCS White Wall Plate Screws, 5/16 in Long 6-32 Thread

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  • TeleFragger
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    Originally posted by Wade View Post


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  • Wade
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    Will these work?
    https://www.amazon.com/Screws-Thread...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1

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  • TeleFragger
    started a topic Super short wall plate screws

    Super short wall plate screws

    Where do you all buy them? a lot of my zooz switches need short screws... not sure if I lost them after painting the house or if i put shorter ones in wrong spot.
    so Home Depot minimum length are still too long. I could cut them down but a pain especially if someone knows where to buy them in bulk.
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