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Screw question (restoring a 1997 Microtech)

Discussion in 'Maintenance, Tinkering & Embellishment' started by JMFWSU, Jul 2, 2019.



    Apr 23, 2002

    I'm trying to find one site where I can order all the replacement screws for a 1997 Microtech SOCOM. The site im considering ordering from has 2-56 and 4-40 screws that use .050 hex drivers. That sounds like a small driver. Should I be able to snug up pocket clip screws ok with that? At least, the 1-72 socket screws use 1/16 hex drivers, which sounds more appropriate.
    In my research I found old Hinderer knives that used 2-56/.050 hex heads...just seems really small.

  2. eKretz


    Aug 30, 2009
    Do you really need to have hex heads? Torx heads are much more robust in my experience. I find that .050" hex heads are not very good in terms of longevity. If they seize up they very often break at the corners of the hex, making them impossible to remove with a wrench. Torx heads I haven't had this issue with.


    Apr 23, 2002
    Some of the screws are odd sizes, and the only place that sells everything I need only has hex as an option. Otherwise I’d have to order from multiple sellers and pay a bit in shipping.

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