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Thumbscrew? for RSA Tomahawk

post #1 of 21
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I have lost one of the 2 thumbscrew nuts? (i'm not sure what this is called) that hold the battery plate on to my Tomahawk amplifier.

Is this a part that I can find locally or do I need to get a replacement from RSA?

It looks like something that may be at a hardware store, but I have no idea what the piece is actually called.
post #2 of 21
Same thing happened to me and found a temporary fix in a hrdware store. I then called Ray at RSA and ordered 4 screws which he sent promptly.
post #3 of 21
I am sure Ray can supply with a spare thumbscrew.
For a small fee, or perhaps even for free..
post #4 of 21
They're not free- I can tell you that much. The SAME thing happened to me so I ordered 2 of them from him. Not exactly cheap due to the S&H. Sucks.
post #5 of 21
I lost one about 6 months ago, and had to contact Ray to get one- and no, they aren't free. I tried to find a substitute in the meantime,but had no luck.
post #6 of 21
Just so you know, when I spoke with Ray he told me that he has those screws specially made for his amps so they're not available at places like Home Depot or wherever. It would be nice if they were, though ; )
post #7 of 21
After you obtain a replacement, slip a small o-ring on the threaded shaft to prevent the nut from backing off again.

If you can measure the pitch of the thread, look through

MSC Industrial Supply Co. Home Page or McMaster-Carr

to find a substitute.
post #8 of 21
With my Hornet, I've got into the habit of checking the tightness about once a day. They they have a tendency to loosen.
post #9 of 21
If you cant have it back, replace it with allen screw same as the front.
post #10 of 21

Blue Loc-tite

That's what I did, Blue is the semi-lock, unlike the White or Green that's used for a more permanent lock. Anyway this information is pretty useless after the fact that you've already lost your nuts.
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by ronin74 View Post
That's what I did, Blue is the semi-lock, unlike the White or Green that's used for a more permanent lock. Anyway this information is pretty useless after the fact that you've already lost your nuts.
So...blue nuts would be useful?
post #12 of 21
I am fortunate enough to live somewhat close to Ray. When I bought my Tomahawk, I went to his house to pick it up. He warned me that the replacement nuts are very expensive because they are custom made. He has to buy off the shelf nuts and the have them shortened so that they are not too thick.
post #13 of 21
that's why i'm very careful when changing batteries in my hornet. as much as i can, i just use the charger to charge the battery. i'm afraid of losing the thumbscrews
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by ronin74 View Post
That's what I did, Blue is the semi-lock, unlike the White or Green that's used for a more permanent lock. Anyway this information is pretty useless after the fact that you've already lost your nuts.
nail polish is the same thing only cheaper, esp if you are a girl or dress like one or know one.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by bhd812 View Post
nail polish is the same thing only cheaper, esp if you are a girl or dress like one or know one.
I do!

...or maybe not...
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