Originally Posted by xluben
Yeah, it's kind of a mediocre design, IMO. But I doubt it will change. People have been dealing with it for years, and doing it right would cost more so people would still probably just buy the current ones.
Depending how bad you mess them up you can probably just run a tap through the threads and clean them up. Worst case you'll have to retap a larger size. Not the end of the world, but still a pain.
I agree it is kind of a pain to get them started but once you do it's not bad and like you said it's been this way for years