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Does anybody happen to know what thread size is used in the base of a Ryobi RE 180 PL
base that retains the bars for edge guide. The user manual does not even mention the threaded holes.
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Lou: I can't answer your question, but a few suggestions:
1) if you're reasonably close to a Ryobi distributor, stop in and and see if they have a parts catalogue.
2) drill the holes out and retap to a common thread size
3) gently try a 10-32 screw in the existing hole (maybe 1/4 - 20 as well, although they may be metric, in which case see #2...)
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Lou: I can't answer your question, but a few suggestions:
1) if you're reasonably close to a Ryobi distributor, stop in and and see if they have a parts catalogue.
2) drill the holes out and retap to a common thread size
3) gently try a 10-32 screw in the existing hole (maybe 1/4 - 20 as well, although they may be metric, in which case see #2...)
it will be metric...
take the guide w/ to the hardware store...

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it will be metric...
take the guide w/ to the hardware store...
Agreed, i'll place my bet on M5 or M6. (and i think Stick meant to take the base--where the threads are)

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Agreed, i'll place my bet on M5 or M6. (and i think Stick meant to take the base--where the threads are)

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There are so many issues these days with whether a fastener is Imperial or metric that it really pays to have pitch gauges and learn to use them. I bought a combo set for about $5 that I keep in my tool box. Saves a lot of time by eliminating guesswork. The most common metric threads are .75, 1, 1.25, and 1.5 in the bolt sizes we most commonly deal with. Metric threads are measured in threads per millimetre whereas Imperial threads are measured in threads per inch.

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Thanks for all the suggestions, I guess I'll find a gave or bring to base to the hardware store for a match-up
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