Slide Chart Helps Find Screws & Fasteners


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beauty of engineering

10/26/2011 11:16:55 PM

These kind of tools help a lot  not only better workflow but also our efficiency.

These are things which make us feel why it wasnt there at the first place?

Slide chart benefit.

William K.  
10/26/2011 9:26:02 PM

Two huge benefits of a physical slide chart are: First the thing does not need IP manager approval to be added to ones computer, and Second, it will not be rendered unusable by those pesky OS revisions that pop up whenever micro—— needs to boost income again. Besides that, they probably hold data that would consume several hours of web searching, and are much more convenient to use.

So easy slide-charts for mechanical apps designed for ME’s, and created by ME’s, just makes sense.  Just as I wouldn’t expect a SW developer to happily perform their daily duties using a mechanically designed abacus to keep track of 1’s & 0’s in coding . . . .

Sometimes a hard copy beats the heck out of anything online.  This is surely one of those time.  Thanks for the post – looks like a great tool!

Online fastener data

10/26/2011 11:57:53 AM

A web based tool of fastener data can be found here:

Re: Charts

10/26/2011 9:13:49 AM

My boss had one of these and with 20 engineers around it was constantly being borrowed.  So he got one for everyone.  I use mine at least weekly, if not more.  It is certainly the most handy resource and the way it slides it makes it much smaller than a chart that would list all the information that is contained in a 8-1/2 x 11 tool!  If you don’t have one and you ever need to use fasteners in your design it is money well spent!

Re: Charts

10/25/2011 10:48:23 PM

Funny how some of the basic tools that were so helpful are just not around or need to be re-created.  Thanks for the info on this one.  I might just have to order one…Or maybe I’ll wait for that app…or course, then I’ll have to figure out how to buy an app.


10/25/2011 7:23:39 PM

Physical charts can be important tools.  I have a Conversion booklet that I was given in college that I have kept and still find more convenient than convert.exe.  Also, years ago at a trade show I picked up a Week Finder spin chart from a mold builder that has since gone out of business, but I sill use their chart once or twice per week.  It is funny how you can get attached to useful tools. 

Check it out. 

I am not sure there is a big demand for an app like this but since most apps seem to cost considerably less than $24.94 perhaps there is a place for one.

And yes, this is exactly the kind of information that would be great to have on a tablet or smartphone, or even the workstation itself.

I do appreciate the charts too.  sometimes it is really more handy to have it in that form than digital.  I think it is a matter of integration.  Getting information from one place to another is frequently a bigger issue than most realize.  

Slide Chart Helps Find Screws & Fasteners
Slide Chart Helps Find Screws & Fasteners
Slide Chart Helps Find Screws & Fasteners

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