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I'm wondering if anyone knows what the size and thread pitch is for the bolts that hold an edge guide on. I've checked with everything I have. The hole is about 5mm in diameter but neither a 5 x .8 or 5 x .9 thread all the way in. A 12 x 24 thread Imperial threads in easily but I can wobble the bolt around so the diameter is too small. I suspect it may be 14 x 24 but those seem to be very rare. I'd like to make an edge guide for mine. It's starting to look like I might have to rethread them up to 1/4".

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Our Home Depot stores have trial size samples to check with. But our Lowes seem to have a much larger selection in shallow drawers of odd sized metric bolts. Is there an exploded view diagram of the tool, sometimes they give dimensions, and occasionally I find parts sizes listed in the instruction book. I often find a pdf of these books online at the manufacturer's website, or you might email and ask if they have the part. Take a photo and attach it to your email so they know what you're asking about. I always mention being active on this Forum when I make such a request and that I will share the results with the rest of the gang. Thank them in advance for any help they can provide.

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I checked the parts diagrams but maybe because it's an option they don't show it.
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Yeh, I went looking as well, Charles; nada. 'Cause you know, nobody ever loses a screw, right?
They all sell the screws with the accessory, instead of including them already installed on the tool.
The least they could do is either put on a decal with the screw size, or mould the size into the base component, or just include the info on the parts diagram...it'd cost them nothing.
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save the headaches..
retap.. ¼/28...
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If I retap it I would go 1/4 x 20 since that's the thread on jig knobs. I haven't seen any of those in 1/4 x 28.
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the thread you choose to cut should take into consideration the material and the amount of material available. Phenolic for example requires fine thread in order not to fracture and retain the load.

Check some of the other threads on the router - highly unlikely it's a mixture of metric and SAE sizes.

Most metric threads tend to be 1.0 pitch btw; the hole you are describing sounds like a M6-1.0 which is quite common.
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The screws for the adjustment end of the DW edge guide are M6's...maybe they're the same size as the base side...?

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I also think it's an M6-1.0. Don't re-tap it for 1/4-20. Vibration makes 1/4-20 screws loosen.

The DeWalt part is likely 608930-00 which is the same as the bolt that locks the depth stop rod in place and item 223 in their parts list. You could remove that bolt and try it to see if it fits. If it does www.ereplacementparts.com has 4 of them in stock. They are $1.99 each, but with wings and much nicer than standard bolts.

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Thanks guys. It was indeed an M6 x 1. I thought I had already tried that size but either it wasn't an M6 like I thought or I just imagined that I had. The M6 won't fit into the blind holes on the flat side. The 12 x 24 I was using seems to fit those holes perfectly. I'll check that part number out Charley but the cross border shipping is usually a deal breaker.

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