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Offline ryanjg117

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Name this fastener
« on: May 08, 2019, 07:47 PM »
Doing a mini restoration on a Powermatic oscillating edge sander with these curious fasteners. Never seen anything like it, so was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a key?

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Offline Svar

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 07:55 PM »
... so was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a key?
Use your hands? Looks like plastic thumb screw / finger knob to me.

Offline mattdh

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 08:41 PM »
i was thinking the samething as svar but with the amount of rust on the bar next to it it may no longer be a thumb srcrew but a pliers screw.

Online RKA

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 08:42 PM »
Looks like a spline drive.
-Raj

Offline Svar

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 09:30 PM »
You might grab it with hook or axis wrench, but it's plastic, looks fragile.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 10:45 PM »
Bill, it's name from here on is Bill.  [big grin]

You're looking for a spline socket. Measure the diameter of the fastener, order proper size socket.

https://store.snapon.com/Shallow-inches-Chrome-3-8--3-8-Drive-SAE-12-3-8-Hex-Shallow-Spline-Socket-P633907.aspx

Tom


Offline Alanbach

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 11:07 PM »
I love high quality tools and I own quite a few including a decent amount of Snap-on. Having said that a 3/8” socket for $76.25 ... wow! If you can’t figure out what size it is the 9 piece set is only something like $675... only!

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 11:08 PM »
Did something break off the middle?

Offline tomp

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 11:22 PM »
Here's one on e-bay a little cheaper

12-spline socket


Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Name this fastener
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2019, 11:26 PM »
Hopefully these will loosen Bill up.

More to everyones liking.....

https://www.harborfreight.com/7-piece-3-8-eighth-inch-sae-spline-socket-set-96810.html

Tom