As an designer of all crap mechanical, there is an easily overlooked physical difference between Philips and blade screws v. the Torx and hex drive. And it is not a little bit of difference either. The standard Philips flat-head screw diameter (theoretical sharp) is 5.6mm and a Torx version is 6.72mm and hex drive is 6mm. They each seat in the same cone so you might see how the bottom aluminum cap may have been designed for a Philips or hex drive screw rather than the provided Torx. I've been bit by this before; I don't forget. And I don't fault the designer in the least. And it is something I am perfectly willing to tackle on my own one way or another. Never been a purist in the way things are made. I just strive to do due diligence to make sure that at no time I accidentally set the thing down too hard on a piece of heirloom furniture, mine or yours. The TM has enough mass to dent a veneer. That I also know to be true just based on the cell's weight. It's a simple enough thing that goes along with "Happy wife, ... " ...you know the rest. Just shit-happening prevention. So my saying something is not about convincing me not to worry. I worry a lot when it comes to I'm old... I do stupid shit all the time only to realize later how stupid that was But if I can convince a designer to make a simple tweak and respect my perspective by doing something about it, now that is customer service. If not, hey, no sweat. I'm capable. Of course the rest of you don't have my limitations or neurotic tendencies, right? Still not kidding about a felt pad for these as a product. Super simple product to produce.