During the latest batch of DIY in the dining-room, the Telewest cable box
feeding the house has become loose. I'd like to remove it, and re-fit in a
more stable location but can't get the screws out. As telewest are now
charging £75 per call-out, I'd like to do this myself if I can.
Previous searches have yielded that the screws used are system zero.
However, RS have 3 bit sizes listed on their web site, and I'd ideally like
to know which is the correct one!
Previous article here :
RS components here : www.rswww.com
Order nos are : 542-122 for Machine M2-5, 542-116 for Machine M3-5, 542-100
for Machine M6. These are for bits to fit my drill (rather than the
screwdrivers which are a bit more expensive).
Thanks for any replies!
Took me a while to find these but they're the right ones - I've tried them
I cant remember if its the 3.8 or 4.5 - buy both I did.
Cheers! They also appear to be a good bit cheaper that the RS ones. How are
they for delivery (if you know)
Next Day if ordered before 6:30pm. (assuming stuffs' in stock) they use UPS,
I order stuff regularly never had a problem.Have a browse round the WWW
site - it would be a shame to have to pay 5 quid handling for a 1.30 item.
I think >30 quid is free.
RS is the same, though the item is 3 times the price each so I'm not too
worried about the handling charge. Difference between £15 and £7 so happy!
Might have a look around the website though.
Funny everything I have ever ordered from CPC has been next day via
Royal Mail. I'd be surprised if they use another carrier, their
warehouse is bang next door to an equally massive PO Mail Centre in
Preston. I've ordered past 1900 and have it on my mat 0930 the next
He he, CPC has a catalogue that is leathel to the health of ones
Yep, sliding scale below that at £5 decrements and £1 increment in
handling up to £4.99 @ <£15 nett. I have a DPC with RS so don't pay
P&P/handling so if I want something *now* it can be cheaper overall to
pay RS's inflated prices rather than cheaper plus handling.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
Define "small". I've had boxes up to case of wine size via the PO
admitedly these are sent "letter" post rather than Parcel Force (that
doesn't arrive until 1630 up here). All fairly light, so I guess the
real deciding factor between letter post and UPS is the weight.
Dave. pam is missing e-mail
That's normally not that difficult. B-)
These guys want £16 for the same item that's on the CPC site!
Pays to shop around (though they might actually have one in stock!).
I take it that it's not something that Maplin will generally stock? Mind
you, the last few times I was in Maplin after a few things (like a No 6 Torx
driver) they didn't have any. Am I better to ask for a system zero bit
rather than for a 'gamebit' (which is what the CPC ones appear to be)? And
does anyone know whether it's the 3.8 or 4.5 mm bit that's required (I think
the 4.5 is the same as the smallest bit from RS).
They knew it as a "Gamebit" but recognized it when I pointed to the
System Zero one in the RS catalog. Maplin were/are useless. The screws
I had (on a toaster) were 4.5, I found out by, um, measuring them.
Can't you get at the heads with a ruler/calipers? Another of the
advantages of the local shop - they said they'd be happy to exchange it
for the smaller size if I had mismeasured.
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I'm probably being overcautious as I think the heads are 4.5 mm rather than
3.8 (though my eyesight's not what it used to be so .6 of a mm miight be too
small a difference for me!). Will probably end up with the RS one as it's in
stock now rather than on back order. Rs also have a trade counter in Glasgow
so I might ask someone at my work to pick it up for me (though I don't know
if these counters are maybe only for a/c customers only).
Phoned CPC to enquire about availability. Mid January, so looking for other
sources of 'gamebit's. Found some on e-bay so might give that a try. Cost
per unit is more expensive however p&p's 20% of CPC / RS.
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