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  • Robertson screws

    i'm just curious.

    does anybody else use robertson screws besides us canucks?

    Vince

    i understand that henry ford didn't like the cost of the patent so this is how the phillips screw came about.

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    Re: Robertson screws

    we use em, call em square drive, never called them robertsons though

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    • #3
      Re: Robertson screws

      Robertson was the inventor.

      Plus it's less words...."Give me a Robertson" sounds better than "Give me a square drive..."

      Are you cool or are your square??
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      • #4
        Re: Robertson screws

        http://www.robertsonscrew.com/

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robertson_screwdriver

        We down here in the USA use lots of them. We make the little hex bits and regular type screwdrivers to drive them. So do the Germans.

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        • #5
          Re: Robertson screws

          I use Robertson screws and the stronger impact driver bits. They just don't break and the bits don't cam out of the screws like phillips head bits do.

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          • #6
            Re: Robertson screws

            They're pretty much all I use. I'll only use phillips head if that's all that's available in the size I need.
            Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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            • #7
              Re: Robertson screws

              you'll have to excuse my ignorance.

              it's been along time since i've been in contact with the south.

              i'm a little tundra'd.

              i'm trying to get the big picture.

              Vince

              this internet thing is amazing!

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              • #8
                Re: Robertson screws

                For me the best of both world is a robertson screwdriver and philips head screws. When they fit well together, it's often handy to be able to drive the screw at an angle. Plus if you can't find the robertson screwdriver, you can use the phillips one!

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                • #9
                  Re: Robertson screws

                  Originally posted by killavolt View Post
                  I use Robertson screws and the stronger impact driver bits. They just don't break and the bits don't cam out of the screws like phillips head bits do.
                  In the words of The #1 D C Top Cat

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                  • #10
                    Re: Robertson screws

                    Originally posted by vispieux View Post
                    For me the best of both world is a robertson screwdriver and philips head screws. When they fit well together, it's often handy to be able to drive the screw at an angle. Plus if you can't find the robertson screwdriver, you can use the phillips one!
                    Spax screws use a modified socket that is a hybrid of Robertson (square drive) and Philips...



                    See this page ->
                    http://www.mcfeelys.com/spax
                    (click "additional info")

                    See "Philips Square Driv" bits on this page ->
                    http://www.mcfeelys.com/iCatalog/master/f/15#view



                    (http://www.mcfeelys.com/product/HSD-0220)
                    Cheers! - Jim
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                    All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Schopenhauer

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                    • #11
                      Re: Robertson screws

                      that's pretty cool.

                      i don't know if i've ever seen one like that before.

                      it kinda like a half american, half canadian free trade thing happening here.

                      nice pic by the way.

                      thanks.

                      Vince

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                      • #12
                        Re: Robertson screws

                        it just dawned on me why i asked the question.

                        there's a couple of companies that make those handy multi-tool knives. the kind with that fold-up.

                        i've always noticed that there was never a robertson bit with the attachments.

                        Vince

                        i could be wrong though. i've been wrong before and i'm sure i'll be wrong again in the not too distant future.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Robertson screws

                          I use the robertson screws for trim with metal stud framed walls. And cabinets too. I've been building sets for plays,the last few months.Robertson screws may be better for that,than dry wall screws.We use the screws over and over,they just don't last after a few times.
                          Thanks for the idea,I will post back to let you know which one can be used over and over the most.
                          If you choose not to decide,you still have made a choice.

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