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    A question that's been bothering me for a while...

    Not related but...

    Why does a set screw also called "Grub Screw"? Where did "Grub" term come from? Just curious...

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    RE: A question that's been bothering me for a while...

    Grub
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    Wiktionary, the free dictionary.Grub can refer to:

    a beetle larva, most commonly of the scarabaeoidea superfamily
    a slang term for food
    a British word for a headless set screw
    Places:

    Grub AR, Grub, canton of Appenzell, Switzerland
    Grub am Forst, a town in the district of Coburg in Bavaria, Germany
    Grub, Thuringia, a municipality in the district of Hildburghausen in Thuringia, Germany

    In computing:

    GNU GRUB, the GNU project's bootloader software
    Grub (search engine) is a distributed search crawler platform
    In Yahoo email group management terminology, a "grub" sometimes means a Yahoo email group that was formerly a club [1].
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    RE: A question that's been bothering me for a while...

    A grub screw just looks like a little grub.
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    RE: A question that's been bothering me for a while...

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    RE: A question that's been bothering me for a while...

    Johnny, have you ever tried jamming a hex wrench into the little guy in the right hand picture? [:'(]
    He won't hold much, but he might work well as Loctite! [&:]
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    RE: A question that's been bothering me for a while...


    ORIGINAL: Ron S

    Johnny, have you ever tried jamming a hex wrench into the little guy in the right hand picture? [:'(]
    He won't hold much, but he might work well as Loctite! [&:]
    You just have to heat treat the ones on the right

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    RE: A question that's been bothering me for a while...

    Does this then mean a phillip head screw looks like Phillip?[sm=50_50.gif]

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    RE: A question that's been bothering me for a while...

    Yes, I believe that is correct. That's why Phillip is always cross.
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