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Old 08-28-2013, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by RV7Guy View Post
Regarding Torx, I don't get the fascination with them. You gain no advantage over Phillips. Now you have to carry a few extra Torx and the proper wrench.
Sounds like someone who has never used Torx on a regular basis. Phillips screws are also referred to as "self-stripping", because as they age the heads *will* strip. The tapered tool guarantees it. There have been at least a dozen different "Phillips" screw bit designs that try to solve this problem, but so far the best solution has been to remove them and switch to a properly designed fastener. Torx or Robertson for me, thanks.
Rob Prior
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:55 AM
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Default Very clever!

Originally Posted by bullojm1 View Post
Recognizing that my website is somewhat scattered with the info needed to attach the wingtips with hinges, I created a step-by-step document with the whole process, including parts needed. It is accessible here:
Mike, Just looking at this now - the way you use the wingtip flange to both provide the rivet layout and spacing of the hinge is really clever. BTW, you may want to update the link to the document.

Good stuff - thanks for writing it up!
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