I was given an old Boye interchangeable needle set when I started to knit, and I lovelovelove it. I havent had any problems as far as the cables coming unscrewed, and the needles are sharper than most of my other needles.
Anyways, I wanted another 12" cable and a few joiners for making very long cables. I bought some today (All knitting + crochet impliments and looms are 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby this week!).
THEY DON'T FIT. Apparantly sometime Boye changed their knitmaster set to need smaller screws for the cables. Does anyone know when this was? Google isn't yielding much.
It took a lot of arguing to return them, since the box was opened, but I got my money back. So, for anyone who has an older Boye set (thick white plastic cables as opposed to the thinner nylon ones in stores now) - avoid the new Boye acessories.
Also -I checked the rules and didn't see anything against this - but if anyone has an older Boye set, namely the accessories, I'm willing to buy them! The older ones look sharper to me, and I like the thicker cables (they seem to keep my stiches from "shrinking" on the cable when they're no longer on the sized needle part). I never had any problems with the cables unscrewing themselves, even when I didnt tighten the join - perhaps because its too big to turn on its own. This set also has great sentimental value with me, and I'm really mad I didn't take better care of the joiners and buttons. I'd post this part in knitswap
but I don't have anything useful or nice to trade at the moment. I'll remove it if its a problem.