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Need a tiny screw for Nitecore SRT3 Defender

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by sarge1967, Oct 20, 2019.

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  1. sarge1967

    sarge1967 Loaded Pockets

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    I have a Nitecore SRT3 Defender. One of the tiny screws that holds the pocket clip on fell out and was lost.
    I contacted the Nitecore store and they don't carry any parts for that light since it has been discontinued.
    Does anyone her know where I might be able to find some replacement screws?
     
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    Find out its measurements From Nitecore , something small like 6-32 , 4-40, and it’s length.
    Looks like a round head cap screw. I can get you the same or a philips head if you felt like waiting.
    Or you can buy something that small from any Lowe’s or Home Depot, just check the machine screws.
     
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    It is a star drive screw. I will see if I can get an answer from Nitecore. I have tried before with no luck. Customer service is not their strong suit.
     
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    Ok, torxs drive screw. Well I can get you some screws of whatever drive head you’d like. PM for details if you’re interested.
     
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    Still waiting to hear back from Nitecore. Like I said customer service is not their strong suit.
     
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    Well, looky here...

    Thanks so much for your support of NITECORE!!

    I'm sorry that the SRT3 is out of stock, we do not have any parts for it now.

    The size of the screw is PHM2*3 (PM2*3). You can get it online. ”

    So that’s a strange metric measurement, but I’m thinking it might me something this size:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-M2-4-x-3-mm-Zinc-Plated-Flat-Head-Phillips-Metric-Machine-Screw-2-Piece-per-Bag-841418/204849566
    Again, that’s not Torx drive or Pan head. But maybe look into M2x3mm screws of your choice? Two pack is less than fifty cents and you could pick it up that day!
    Let me know if you have any luck.
     
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    Where did you get that email?
    Are you with Nitecore?
     
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    I checked that link and that type won't work. It is a round dome head screw that has a flat back to the head.
     
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    I am looking online, I am sure I will be able to find some. Thanks for your help.
     
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    Found some on Amazon. I hope they fit.
     
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    Apparently not... Buck was able to provide screws for a knife that had been discontinued for years (maybe closer to a decade +) at the drop of a hat.

    It should be fairly easy for a flashlight company to standardize on a finite set of screw sizes for their pocket clips such that replacing a screw for a flashlight 5 or 10 years down the line should not be a hardship or rocket science.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    I think I might go insane at that job... There are simply too many slightly different fasteners out there.
     
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