size of hex wrench for gooseneck

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size of hex wrench for gooseneck

Postby s vernon » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:02 pm

Does anyone know what the size is for this tiny hex wrench? Thanks.

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Postby RMDJBD » Sat Jul 30, 2011 12:35 am

Scott

If it is for a 2-56 set screw, it is a .034 allen wrench.

They are hard to find, I have them.

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Re: size of hex wrench for gooseneck

Postby Rick N » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:02 pm

Scott,
Some of us have found that tossing the #2-56 set screws and replacing with cut-off round head philips screws solves the problem. The hex head set screws are nice and small, but adding the weight of 4 philips heads won't be noticed on the course, and you will never round out another hex socket.
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Re: size of hex wrench for gooseneck

Postby Rick West » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:05 pm

I would agree and that would be a 5-64" round head from the bow side of the mast and to match the rest of the rig fasteners here at the Delta shop.
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Re: size of hex wrench for gooseneck

Postby hedderick » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:28 pm

Another approach....with the fitting in place....
Remove the existing screw with the "tiny" hex wrench.
Take a 1/16" drill bit and put it in the hole where the 2-56 screw was.
Drill into the mast, but not all the way through the front. Remove the drill bit.
Screw a 2-56 tap into the hole where the screw was and tap right into the mast. Don't go out the front.
Now take a new 1/2 inch long 2-56 hex head screw and screw it back into the fitting and continue into the mast.
The screw head will show, but not interfere with anything.
Solid..nothing will move.
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