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    faceplate ?

    Getting ready to mount my 6" faceplate and noticed, for the first time, that the screw holes are in an irregular pattern. Dunno why.
    Can only guess that, for some reason, this gives a stronger hold than a circle.
    Enneybody know for sure?
    BTW, this is a Grizzly faceplate, please, no "It's a Chinese thing." replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Getting ready to mount my 6" faceplate and noticed, for the first time, that the screw holes are in an irregular pattern. Dunno why.
    Can only guess that, for some reason, this gives a stronger hold than a circle.
    Enneybody know for sure?
    BTW, this is a Grizzly faceplate, please, no "It's a Chinese thing." replies.
    Connect the dots for the three that are closest to the outside, then connect the dots for the three that are closest to the center.

    a 3" faceplate is one that is preferable to a 6" faceplate.

    Can I say it's a "Frank thing" without getting in trouble?

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    Optical illusion?....2 trianlges....my brain doesn't work that way I guess.

    Thanks Ron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Getting ready to mount my 6" faceplate and noticed, for the first time, that the screw holes are in an irregular pattern. Dunno why.
    Can only guess that, for some reason, this gives a stronger hold than a circle.
    Enneybody know for sure?
    BTW, this is a Grizzly faceplate, please, no "It's a Chinese thing." replies.
    Only a guess, 'cause I don't do spinny stuff, is that it insures that, should you need to remove your turning, it goes back on exactly the way it came off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Optical illusion?....2 trianlges....my brain doesn't work that way I guess.

    Thanks Ron.
    In person, I didn't see it. After posting the photo, it stands out. Oh, well.

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    Frank I bought one and oneway explained to me that it has greater holding power. Don't know for sure but the one I use where the holes are not in a circle does seem to hold better especially on big out of round pieces and six holes are better than 3.
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