Finding the right screw

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  1. Gep

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    Hi all, I'm trying to find the right screw to attach my speaker to a speaker stand.
    I have the details (see image) but at the nearby hardware store they are pretty useless.
    First they gave me one screw (M5 I believe) which is too small. Then another one (M6 I believe) which is slightly too big.
    Is there a website where I can buy the right screws?
    Many thanks!
     

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    Where you being for the past 9 years?

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    Probably looking for a good screw, Andy. I mean who doesn't?

    If an M5 is too small and an M6 is too big would this be a non-metric screw such as BSW (Whitworth) or BA (Armstrong)?
     
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  5. scbk

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    Most hardware stores don't do much in the way of imperial bolts, but a local nut/bolt/fixings supplier would, or ebay.

    First one that came up on ebay, not that you need stainless:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-4-5-16-3-8-1-2-UNC-HEX-SET-SCREWS-A2-STAINLESS-STEEL-FULLY-THREADED-BOLTS/112409679690?_trkparms=ispr=1&hash=item1a2c23974a:g:p0wAAOSwKytZG3T8&amdata=enc:AQAFAAACcBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkAgU0umhwUTmgTFbE5cu7zYbpuAHZKv2WEMHJy%2B1NBdOAHWAuYET%2FE0bF5ili69bIw3twdKlvhxoEOc9wlM3V5C5DEI80e6PSIpOkglH5Ecmj8rCDSwCFetXIeTwfAh9shZVLUJ8Jjx622%2FDiel7ef0qlfn9%2BeysgRmRWXAWOrR9lKVGyM94z6psPMR1sSUwsNBXwWbi7bo%2BBfIupF%2BUSvYIqwGilTms3yp5A4wTpjj%2BBfpTsRjbuK5HoAuq3AeSi3%2FH8I2YlQ3K96grIbh6r03XFLzqFPVgBIhk5wiJgNkl%2BRGELy9GTfnKDwivtv9NQPFMYbLSXVQuUwem7ToTqQgPiR5ct7f0433ds%2BLbNhHdev%2F%2FIBOh0fJqfNhvAE5ozKGY9v9Z08vMz1ArfXYgzugZNgXAu7P6pkSTuHxvAHoW49GfSzv%2BQ0BKIvXtlBlVlNC0ypFAOiDMA0yPEvFpHSXkGzxAFQBORkE68YMeuN89oYMtnf%2BkAl%2B53OQpbN%2BMsbYMkKitNYqHnIrIR14RJz6CmcPWL57neGqeTvl1mICsmkMZCdhXNVVMqwSmag2sOoaKmtiXVavj4%2FF0MeeryfgrielS0lQXKzMKGEC02NFDhfMIr57V9DOXomEtNNHa7ajm%2FXOldPHwHyR2%2FUO%2BNhN2CjJadyP7oXAHdpGW6QL%2BRNStUTpEc7D2sd4op7n0UAdKx0yNdJsaOYCoYtLqZ4qozD%2BfFRpIoeZhII4mv3ygx0306GsgIbDusZ356Fuh7hsDLgXaA4EKKZsc%2FaiwVrg%3D%3D|cksum:112409679690605ec673afd242f893f501b4df397dde|ampid:pL_CLK|clp:2334524
     
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    edit

    see below
     
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    You're right

    On careful reading, it even says UNC

    If all else fails, read the instructions, eh?
     
  11. Gep

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    Thanks guys, that was extremely useful. I was focusing on the hole specifications, didn't notice the screw specifications...
     
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    You could just use a standard bolt in the wall mount bracket and lock it in with a nut.
     
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