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Old 08-29-2017, 06:12 PM
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Default Dimple Size for #6 Screw?

On RV-14 plans page 17-04, step 9, 3rd sentence it reads "Dimple the screw hole in the access hatch and access hatch doubler for the head of a #6 screw."

What size dimple die do I use to fit the head of a #6 screw? I have 3/32", 1/8", 5/32" & 3/16" dimple dies. Will one of those work? I think the 3/32" & 1/8" are too small, but the 5/32" & 3/16" male end of the dimple dies won't fit in the existing screw hole. The 5/32" is my guess but I would rather get some expert advice instead of guessing.
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:19 PM
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They make dimple dies that fit 6, 8, and 10 size screws. Cleaveland Tools sells them, others probably do, too. Worth the investment.
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:27 PM
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You should use a #6 Screw Dimple Die.
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:54 PM
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Got it, thanks! I'll be ordering those dimple dies right away.
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