Now we really don't know if they are "self tapping screws" or "thread
cutting screws". There's a big difference.
Anyway, why do you need to remove the cover? The fuse is on the outside and
it's tummy is full of filters. And it has Tentec quality and reliability.
Just gotta look under the hood, eh. :) Normal......... for a ham radio
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe L Blackwell" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, March 11, 2002 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Orion case design.
> >Would you be willing to spend $5.00 or $10.00 more on the radio to have
> screw holes that do not strip out >the next time you replace the cover?
> Self-tapping screws...whoa
> No doubt, self-tapping screws are a pain. But there is a solution.
> Rescrewing self-tapping screws is not a problem. You put the screw in
> the hole, put a little pressure on your screw driver and turn the
> screwdriver counterclockwise until you hear a snap. When you hear the
> snap, you know the threads are lined up. Start screwing clockwise and
> you are "in the groove" and have not damaged or rendered the screw hole
> useless. This is most important when the self-tapping screw goes into
> Joe, aa4nn
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