Torx pickup adjusting screws

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  1. Chris Bowsman

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    I was building a fence at my house the other day, and after the hundredth Torx screw that drove flawlessly without the bit slipping, it got me thinking we should be using Torx for pickups.

    Anybody have a good source of fasteners? I haven’t searched very thoroughly yet, but I haven’t found any Torx machine screws that small.
     
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    I dont see why not if you can get properly sized screws
     
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  4. Soya

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    Just get Allen screws (hex screws). No need for torx.
     
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    Posidrive, or Robertson FTW. ;) jk. nobody likes Posidrive.
     
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    Torx is so much superior to small hex it's not even funny
     
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    Cranking down on the pickup screws a lot are ya?
     
  8. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    any other screw head>>>>>>>>>phillips.
     
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    *cough*flatheadscrewshaveoneredeemingfactorinthatyoudon'tneedascrewdriverinapinch*cough*
     
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    My ibanez 2018 rgr has flathead claw screws. Not mad just disappointed.
     
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    I've used Torx for bolt-on necks, much better

    Torx bolts are kinda rare though alas, unlike the screws that can be bought by the pound
     
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    KnightBrolaire thy fart is murder

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    yeah I've used everything from coin to a bottle opener to my keys with flathead screws before. They're fine for a lot of stuff, unlike pot metal phillips heads that strip the second you use em.
     
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    I use Torx screws for literally everything in my build. They're actually quite easy to get in all sizes in Germany (online). You won't see those much in your regular brick&mortar around the corner of course.
     

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