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Offline WoodworkTech

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5mm Euro screws
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:05 AM »
I see some cabinet builds where a 3/4" panel is a divider panel and has drawer slides on both sides of the panel.  Anyone know the proper length 5mm euro screw to get so they don't hit one another when screwing them in from both sides of the shared panel?  If so, where to purchase them?
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Offline neilc

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 11:13 AM »
The shortest I've seen are 5mm x 11.5mm


Check Rockler or another woodworking store

« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 11:22 AM by neilc »

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 11:22 AM »
There are 10.5mm as well.   An internet search for "5mm Euro screws" will get lots of sources. Also you will probably want a #2 Pozi screwdriver and driver bit if you don't already have them. Phillips will work but the Pozi is a better fit , of course.

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« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 11:25 AM by SRSemenza »

Offline ktb153

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 11:28 AM »
I used these
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY32ZMG/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I had no problem getting both sides on a 3/4” divider

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 11:36 AM »
I see some cabinet builds where a 3/4" panel is a divider panel and has drawer slides on both sides of the panel.  Anyone know the proper length 5mm euro screw to get so they don't hit one another when screwing them in from both sides of the shared panel?  If so, where to purchase them?
 

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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 11:47 AM »
Out of interest as a European, what do you call a "euro" screw?

Offline RKA

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 12:05 PM »
I used the Rockler 10mm long Pozi screws, but it looks like they changed it to 11.5mm?  With the thickness of the slides, the 10mm worked fine for this purpose.  The 11.5mm must be designed for the same purpose, because they still sell the 13mm if you don't have slides on both sides of your panel. 
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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 12:11 PM »
Out of interest as a European, what do you call a "euro" screw?

These Euro screws here in NA  [tongue] They call them Euro because they come from across the pound and no one in NA can claim a patent  [scared]

Available at L.V. in 10mm 11.5mm & 13mm

With 3/4" panel use the 10mm back to back. With the slides the screws are going ~8mm in the panel.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2019, 12:15 PM by Mario Turcot »
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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 12:43 PM »
Thanks everyone. 
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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 01:12 PM »
Out of interest as a European, what do you call a "euro" screw?

These Euro screws here in NA  [tongue] They call them Euro because they come from across the pound and no one in NA can claim a patent  [scared]

Available at L.V. in 10mm 11.5mm & 13mm

With 3/4" panel use the 10mm back to back. With the slides the screws are going ~8mm in the panel.
Right, thanks. I guess we would just call those pozi-head screws, 5mm x 10,5mm :)

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 02:09 PM »
I use the 10mm from McFeely’s

https://www.mcfeelys.com/5mm-x-10mm-in-euro-in-mounting-screws-nickel-plated-flat-head-pozi-drive-qty-100-8fn42.html

Before I found the 10mm I used vice grips and a grinder to shorten some of the 13mm I picked up at Rockler a few years back. 


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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2019, 02:16 PM »
Out of interest as a European, what do you call a "euro" screw?

These Euro screws here in NA  [tongue] They call them Euro because they come from across the pound and no one in NA can claim a patent  [scared]

Available at L.V. in 10mm 11.5mm & 13mm

With 3/4" panel use the 10mm back to back. With the slides the screws are going ~8mm in the panel.
Right, thanks. I guess we would just call those pozi-head screws, 5mm x 10,5mm :)

I use them all the time for drawer runners and hinge back plates.......They have always been known in the trade as Euro Screws in the UK.
 I wonder if we will still be able to buy them after the 29th March....? [big grin]

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2019, 03:17 PM »
Blum sex bolts. I believe the number is 612.2020

Tom


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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2019, 04:48 PM »
Blum sex bolts. I believe the number is 612.2020

Tom

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Offline Lincoln

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Re: 5mm Euro screws
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2019, 05:20 PM »
Out of interest as a European, what do you call a "euro" screw?

We also call them 'system screws', in Australia.