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6-32 metric threads?

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    motto - Just get-er-done

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Wondering if anyone has had to deal with the different threads used in mounting motherboards in the computers. Yes i know that most are 6-32 thread brass standoffs and i have quite a large amount of leftover little parts from computer builds. I am working on a project that needs extra long standoffs and so i went to radio shack and bought a pack of PC Board standoffs #276-195, 13/16". I dont need them that long and the others are too short so i dragged out the dremel and shortened one to fit my needs. Then i found out the standoff was not threaded all the way thru. So i went out and bought a home depot Kobalt 6-32 thread tap kit( tap and drillbit) and now found that the tap does not go cleanly thru the original tapped threads. So now i wonder how these pieces are tapped and what thread are they. The packages say they are 6-32. Wondering if the japanese 6-32 is not the same as american 6-32.

So for now i have bought a alum rod and am cutting off and taping/threading my own standoffs. Long way to go but faster than trying to adapt ill fitting parts.

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