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Set screw point styles and their uses

Pros

Plain Cup Knurled Cup Flat Oval Cone Half – dog Soft – tipped
Holds parts permanently
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Creates most compressive force
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Resists vibration best even in poorly tapped holes
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Readjusts without damaging surface
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Aligns well against ground flats
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Fits well into locating holes
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Fits well into locating grooves
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Can act as an adjusting screw
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Can work as a pivot or hanger point
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Can be used as backing for soft metal or plastic plugs
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Designed for soft or hard sufaces
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Use against thin wall material
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Can contact surfaces at an angle
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Cons

Gouges surfaces
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Shouldn’t be used on very soft or harder than 30 Rc surfaces
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ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120 certified
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