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Cone, Oval & Flat Point Socket Set Screws

Socket Set Screws are headless screws, fully threaded from end to end.  They contain a hex (socket) drive on one end and a specific type of point on the other.  Socket Set Screws are found in many assemblies containing rotating features such as wheels, collars, gears or pulleys, where these components need to be locked onto a shaft. Socket Set Screws provide that locking mechanism.  They work by exerting compressional force through the screw point to prevent movement between the object and the shaft.  They are available in a wide range of diameters, lengths and materials, as well as point styles.  The application itself typically determines the most appropriate point style.  Considerations in point selection may include materials involved, the relative hardness of components, the frequency of adjustment or disassembly, along with many other factors.

Applications of Cone Point Socket Set Screws

The Cone Point Socket Set Screw utilizes a very sharp point to wedge into the inner component.  With the highest axial and torsional holding force of all the point styles available, and the potential of causing damage to the shaft from its sharp point, Cone Point Socket Set Screws are intended for permanent placement. 

Applications of Oval Point Set Screws

Oval Point Set Screws are often chosen when frequent adjustment or removal/reseating is required in an application.  The oval end reduces indentation damage and can butt at different angles.

Applications of Flat Point Set Screws

The Flat Point Set Screw causes little damage to the shaft and is used when frequent adjustment is required.  Flat Points will align against ground flats and can be used against a thin wall or in soft materials.

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