So i have just designed a custom mount which should bolt my mckeller router to the mount plate which was printed from the EU kit off thingverse.
I bought the nut and bolt hardware from the parts BOM RHS (metric) side.
Looking at the mount plate i have it has hex holes for 8mm across the flats. this tallies with #6-32 Nylock nuts which are 0.313 inch across the flats or 8mm to us Brits, this is equivalent to M5 not M3.5.
Now when i offer up an M5 or #6-32 nut to say the corner pieces where they would be used on the US version (imperial) the nuts are snug against the hex outline. This makes me think really the design in some respects is not re-engineered to work with M3.5 from the BOM which just dont snug up nice.
An issue i have with the M5 for the mount is that the bolt doesnt fit in the holes. I need to get hold of a #6/32 nut and bolt to see whether actually they would do a proper job as M5 bolts are too girthy.
The shame is i didnt check all this before printing my mounts and so i may have to redesign it just to accommodate for the M5/#6-32 nut holes.
Can anybody in the with the EU kit using metric parts check this out for me?
It might be smarter for me to order some Imperial nuts and bolts if they are gonna fit nicer.