Why are Tungsten Screws so expensive ?
very difficult to work with and the process to do so is very costly. Fortunately, we've done all the work necessary to ensure a quality product that you should be able to use over a long period of time - This assumes that they're used in a manner consistent with what they were developed for of course.
Why do your Tungsten Screws have a slotted head ?
Because Tungsten is so expensive to work with, this honestly is the least expensive way to produce a quality screw. The manufacturing process to make a more traditional " Hex " head consumes (ruins) nearly 50% of the screws processed. This effectively doubles the cost to produce the screw - therefore doubling the cost to you.
Are they worth the money ?
This is strictly an individual choice. For the racer that's looking for that extra little bit, that special elusive edge over their competition - this is almost a
must-have, especially in higher grip situations. For the hobbyist and the like, these are probably not for you .. there're definitely other more important things to spend on.
How much can I tighten them?
We recommend the
Three Finger Method - basically you hold your driver with your thumb, index, and middle fingers only and only tighten until the driver begins to slip in your fingers and no more. Tungsten screws are tough but they can and will break if over tightened. Using this method will ensure that the screw is tight enough without risking breakage. (instructional video coming soon)
Can I use Locktite or thread lock ?
Absolutely NO !!
When following the three finger method, a screw shouldn't come loose when being regularly maintained. In the very unlikely event of a breakage, you will quite literally never be able to remove it from whatever it's screwed in to. Tungsten is one the hardest materials around and cutting or drilling it out is extremely unlikely. Proceed at your own risk.