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Why socket head screws are used so much in 3D printer projects?

Posted by Bratan 
Why socket head screws are used so much in 3D printer projects?
March 11, 2015 10:34AM
I'm just curious, it seems everyone is using them... I tried replacing regular philips head screws with socket (a.k.a. allen) head screws, but it's just seems to be a pain to install them with hex wrench (almost impossible to do with one hand). What am I missing? smiling smiley
Re: Why socket head screws are used so much in 3D printer projects?
March 11, 2015 12:28PM
hex wrench?
Get a proper tool allen head screwdriver set!
Socket (allen) head screws are used because you do not need to apply pressure to turn the screw as you do with flat head or philips head screws.


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Re: Why socket head screws are used so much in 3D printer projects?
March 11, 2015 12:41PM
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rhmorrison
hex wrench?
Get a proper tool allen head screwdriver set!
Socket (allen) head screws are used because you do not need to apply pressure to turn the screw as you do with flat head or philips head screws.
Ah I see smiling smiley Thanks I gotta get me a set smiling smiley
Re: Why socket head screws are used so much in 3D printer projects?
March 17, 2015 08:24PM
I don't have any socket head screws on my printer and they seem to do the job fine, but I defintely see rhmorrison's point, I just chose phillips/flat heads because they are more available (and cheaper) in my neck of the woods.


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Re: Why socket head screws are used so much in 3D printer projects?
March 18, 2015 02:33PM
I bought this one eventually smiling smiley
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