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Socket Setscrews

Socket Setscrews, also known as 'grub screws', are fully-threaded, headless screws with a hexagon recess at one end. The other end is the 'point' and is available in a variety of styles to suit different applications (see the bottom of the page for more information).

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  • Socket Setscrews Plain Cup Point - Self Colour
    DIN 916

    Socket Setscrews Plain Cup Point - Self Colour

  • Socket Setscrews Plain Cup Point - A2 Stainless
    DIN 916

    Socket Setscrews Plain Cup Point - A2 Stainless

  • Socket Setscrew Kit - 500pc - Metric & Inch
    DIN 916

    Socket Setscrew Kit - 500pc - Metric & Inch

  • Socket Setscrews Knurled Cup Point - Self Colour
    DIN 916

    Socket Setscrews Knurled Cup Point - Self Colour

  • Socket Setscrews Cone Point - Self Colour
    DIN 914

    Socket Setscrews Cone Point - Self Colour

  • Socket Setscrews Flat Point - Self Colour
    DIN 913

    Socket Setscrews Flat Point - Self Colour

  • Socket Setscrews Dog Point - Self Colour
    DIN 915

    Socket Setscrews Dog Point - Self Colour

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Socket Setscrews are usually screwed through a tapped through-hole in order to apply pressure to a surface on the far side of the hole. This can be to adjust alignment or to prevent movement or rotation. In order to perform this task well, socket setscrews are manufactured from an alloy steel and heat-treated to Grade 14.9, making them very hard, with the exception of stainless steel Socket Setscrews, which are manufactured using a different process. See below for a comparison of point types.

Plain Cup PointPlain Cup Point

  • Good for long-term holding on most surface types
  • Can gouge soft surfaces

Knurled Cup PointKnurled Cup Point

  • Vibration-resistant long-term holding on medium hardness surfaces
  • Poor hold on very hard surfaces and can gouge soft surfaces

Cone PointCone Point

  • Good for long-term holding on soft to medium hardness surfaces
  • Most penetration, and therefore holding force, for a given torque
  • Quite easy to make small adjustments
  • Will mark surfaces
  • Self-centres if used with locating holes, usually in very hard surfaces

Flat PointFlat Point

  • Least penetration, and therefore holding power, for a given torque
  • Least damage to surfaces
  • Good for use with soft or thin sheet materials
  • Make excellent adjustment screws
  • Suitable for use with ground flats or grooves

Dog PointDog Point

  • Similar to Flat Point, but is also suitable for use with locating holes