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Jeremy McCreary

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Modern peg top materials?
« on: October 30, 2018, 01:21:53 PM »

Which plastics are typically used to make the bodies and caps of modern commercial peg tops? My 3.0" Relampago may have been 3D-printed with ABS. No clue WRT my 2.2" Trompos Space Saturno or 2.0" translucent red and blue Toy Crafter, both from molds.

How about plastic tips? Nylon? Delrin? Others?

Finally, any guess as to what kind of wood might have been used to make the inexpensive 2.0" solid wood Toy Crafter I own? (Came in a boxed kit with other spintoys.) Density and color seem to be between those of pine and oak. Grain looks more like the latter.

Thanks for the info!
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Re: Modern peg top materials?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 02:12:50 PM »

I think most of the commercially available plastic tops are polycarbonate.

I am still astounded by their durability....
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Modern peg top materials?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 02:17:50 PM »

I think most of the commercially available plastic tops are polycarbonate.

I am still astounded by their durability....

Makes sense. The plastic parts of my Saturno have survived some nasty blows on concrete. Dinged up the aluminum tip, though.
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