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Quote:Just change them out to stainless steel allen/hex. That's what I did.. I have extra's I can send if you like. I had to buy 25 of them when I only need 3. They were only $3 for the 25. Mine are for my HD11. I think the HD8 are the same thread size but shorter.
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Quote: Are the screws on the 8" Edge M3 with a thread length of 12mm?
Quote:I eventually removed BKs in favor of Allen head screws. My opinion now is that they're great when you're new to SCT collimation but as you get used to it and try to achieve precise collimation, they get in the way. They just don't provide enough torque and tend to stick-and-give which makes collimation frustrating. Allen-head screws due to the long moment arm of the hex key are easy to turn precisely and easy to torque down to hold the collimation for long periods of time. With BKs I was always tweaking collimation but with Allen heads, it pretty much stayed put.Tanveer.
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Quote:EdDo you know if these screws for an Edge 8" are M3 and are 12mm long?
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