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Old 08-28-2007, 01:48 PM
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Not related but...

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

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Old 08-28-2007, 01:54 PM
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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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Old 08-28-2007, 05:18 PM
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A grub screw just looks like a little grub.
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:57 PM
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:18 PM
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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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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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Does this then mean a phillip head screw looks like Phillip?[sm=50_50.gif]
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:39 PM
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Yes, I believe that is correct. That's why Phillip is always cross.
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