Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > Giant Scale Aircraft - 3D & Aerobatic
Reload this Page >

Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

Notices
Giant Scale Aircraft - 3D & Aerobatic Discuss all your 3D & Aerobatic giant scale airplanes right here!

Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

Old 01-16-2005, 01:02 PM
  #1  
Fixed Wing
Thread Starter
 
Fixed Wing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Magnolia, TX
Posts: 317
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

Does anyone know where I can order knobs with a male 1/4x20 threaded stud for mounting wing halves on a 40%? I have always used a socket head bolt for this purpose but have read about others who use a knob that they can hand tighten similar to those that can be found on a Composite. I've checked Home Depot, Lowes, and other local hardware stores but haven't had any luck finding anything. Thanks for any input.
Old 01-16-2005, 04:09 PM
  #2  
Tired Old Man
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Valley Springs, CA
Posts: 18,602
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default RE: Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

Go back to both Lowes and Home Depot. In the drawer type bins in the hardware departments, they have a selection of knobs that fit over the size bolts you select. You have to buy the bolts and place them into the knobs, but in the end it's all the same.

Quite a few of the smaller hardware department stores and cabinet manufacturing supply locations handle them also.
Old 01-16-2005, 08:06 PM
  #3  
Nashcat
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Columbia, TN
Posts: 114
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

Reid tool supply has the knobs that press onto a socket head screw. The part number for the 1/4" screw is SLK-5. [link=https://reidecom.reidtool.com/xephr/qbe/HOMEPAGE]Reid tool website[/link]

Nashcat
Old 01-16-2005, 11:37 PM
  #4  
sweetpea01
My Feedback: (10)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lebanon OH
Posts: 3,349
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

I got mine at True Value. they have some plastic wing nuts with bolts on them and without so you can make the bolt the size you want.
Old 01-17-2005, 09:33 AM
  #5  
walton
Senior Member
My Feedback: (24)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Harriman, TN
Posts: 321
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

Deset Aircraft has what you need.
Old 01-17-2005, 10:34 AM
  #6  
Fixed Wing
Thread Starter
 
Fixed Wing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Magnolia, TX
Posts: 317
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

Thanks NASHCAT, Reid Tool Company had many variations of 1/4x20 studded knobs. Most of them are less than a $1.00 each and were in stock. Problem solved...
Old 01-17-2005, 11:32 AM
  #7  
Meesh
My Feedback: (135)
 
Meesh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Dracut, MA
Posts: 2,798
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Where to Find 1/4x20 Knobs?

McMaster Carr has knobs that press onto Socket head cap screws (called "Plastic Press-fit Thumb screw heads") or they have thumbscrews with the knob already on them ("Plastic Head Thumb Screws") Different style knobs are available for both. We've used both on machine shop tooling and assembly fixtures.

www.mcmaster.com

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.