On Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00:25 PM UTC-4, -MIKE- wrote:
These are the levelers that Leon recommended for my bookcase project, but
unfortunately the link is no longer valid:
The current options at Woodworker's Hardware are these:
The main (visual) difference between the bracketed levelers that Leon suggested
and the current option is that the older ones used a Allen wrench to adjust
them while the current version requires a screwdriver.
Given the choice, I'd prefer an Allen wrench, especially for a heavy piece.
A more secure connection, more torque, etc.
I recall that Leon sometimes mounts a cut-off Allen wrench in his (Festool?)
drill. I mounted mine in a small ratchet handle. Seems like a screwdriver
slot could be less convenient.
On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:05:21 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
The screwdriver slot probably costs less to produce as there's less
metal required and simpler machining - probably less than $0.01 per
piece difference to produce but it does improve the bottom line when
you're dealing in thousands of pieces.
At least it has the nut at the bottom IF you can get to that nut -
otherwise someone is asking "What nut put this together to make it
hard to adjust?"
On Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:38:30 PM UTC-4, ads wrote:
But they do make mistakes.
Considering that there are Allen wrench options available, albeit at a higher
cost, (maybe because they are better?) Woodworkers Hardware has lost at least
one customer for that item. Me.
I won't be surprised if they lost 3: Me, Leon and Mike.
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