Originally Posted by McSteve
I've never been a fan of those set screws. Seems most newer fans attach the downrod much more securely. A couple drops of loctite on those set screws would be good insurance, I think.
I am not too crazy with screws as well I never understand why not just make a pin that go thru the pipe then the sucker will never come off instead of useing the locktie it may work it way loose over the time but I never like the combo head ( which that use the phillps and flat blade ) at all just use the standard nut and lock it good with a wrench it much stronger than just a combo head.
I have ran into one good ceiling fan that have three
setscrews that sucker can not come apart very easy without destory the pipe.