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  1. Fastening Components: Set screws are commonly used to fasten one component to another by applying pressure against the surface of the component being secured.
  2. No Nut Required: Unlike traditional screws that require a nut to secure them in place, set screws often feature a threaded shaft and a head designed for direct tightening against the surface of the object being fastened.
  3. Threaded Design: Set screws typically have a fully or partially threaded shaft, allowing them to be inserted into a pre-drilled hole or threaded receptacle in the mating component.
  4. Various Head Types: Set screws come with different types of heads, including socket head, slotted head, or hex head, to accommodate different types of tools for installation.
  5. Applications: They are commonly used in machinery, equipment, and devices where precise alignment or positioning is required, such as in gears, pulleys, shaft collars, and other mechanical assemblies.
  6. Adjustment and Alignment: Set screws are often used for adjustment or alignment purposes, allowing for fine-tuning or locking components into a specific position.
  7. Material Selection: Set screws are available in various materials, including steel, stainless steel, brass, and nylon, chosen based on the application requirements, such as strength, corrosion resistance, or non-marring properties.
  8. Secure Locking: When properly tightened, set screws create a secure locking mechanism that prevents the loosening or shifting of components during operation.
  9. Removal: Removal of set screws typically requires a corresponding tool, such as an Allen key or screwdriver, to loosen and extract them from the mating surface.