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    Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    I lost one of the bolts to my flex 3403. This is a M8x16mm Allen head bolt that holds the handle onto the machine. I am able to match up a bolt generically from the hardware store but the head is too thick and sticks out past the plastic handle. It could lead to a nasty scratch if I am not paying attention to it full time.
    Any source for original bolt and parts would be appreciated.
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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    I'm guessing that what you were looking at at the hardware store was a socket head cap screw.

    Examples - McMaster-Carr

    Instead, look for a round head ak "button" head.

    Examples - McMaster-Carr

    I doubt a flat head would work as it requires a countersink.

    Examples - McMaster-Carr

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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    call ---> Powerhouse Distributing in Omaha, NE. they are an authorized flex tools repair facility and have been since the beginning...

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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.


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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    57Rambler & Spazz, Thanks for the links
    Powerhouse distributing is the parts source for Flex it seems. They have a $10.99 flat rate shipping fee, which is generally fair enough but doesn't make sense for a .95 bolt.
    I will pursue the other links and see.

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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    I'll look in our garage and see if I can find a spare and if I can I'll send it to you.


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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    Machine screw Phillips from your hardware store..... Rounded head will fit flush.

    https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-M8x16m.../dp/B07MFYB2BP

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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    I'll look in our garage and see if I can find a spare and if I can I'll send it to you.


    Thanks Mike

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    Re: Flex 3403 VRG Handle bolt lost.

    Quote Originally Posted by John U View Post
    Machine screw Phillips from your hardware store..... Rounded head will fit flush.

    Amazon.com
    Thanks for the link

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