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    Yes, here's a neat video on screw history, specifically Robertson vs Phillips heads. I'm curious to know if our Canadian brethren use Robertson screws.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-mDqKtivuI

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  • #2
    Yep, I have several boxes of Robertson wood screws with metric thread.

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    • #3
      Are the drivers still popular and available?

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      Mugen reservoir socks, Modifry glove box organizer, factory headrest speakers, factory Ti shift knob, S2KCA logo throughout

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      • #4
        Yes (we use Robertsons screws) and Yes (the drivers are popular and easily available), in Canada.
        About the only difference I have noticed (between Phillips and Robertsons) is that its a bit easier to strip out the Phillips head.
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        • #5
          Thanks guys. I never knew that.

          "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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          Mugen reservoir socks, Modifry glove box organizer, factory headrest speakers, factory Ti shift knob, S2KCA logo throughout

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          • #6
            Interesting stuff.
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            I know for a FACT that the last year of production of the S2000 is 2003!!!!!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by MoS2000 View Post
              About the only difference I have noticed (between Phillips and Robertsons) is that its a bit easier to strip out the Phillips head.
              Are you serious Mo? Strip out a square head? You are using an old driver man. That's why hardware stores sell packs of driver tips to the trades.

              I used a set of old Phillips screwdrivers and always had stripping out problems till I switched to new ones. The same goes for Robertson. I threw out my 30yr old Craftsman set of Robertson drivers for new ones and the difference is great. The screws stay on the tip, sometimes even while pointing downward.

              Well, I'm off to vote. . . . .

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              • #8
                Torque screws and drivers all the way!
                This Too Shall Pass

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                • #9
                  What a great thread!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by s2kbobby View Post

                    Are you serious Mo? Strip out a square head? You are using an old driver man. That's why hardware stores sell packs of driver tips to the trades.

                    I used a set of old Phillips screwdrivers and always had stripping out problems till I switched to new ones. The same goes for Robertson. I threw out my 30yr old Craftsman set of Robertson drivers for new ones and the difference is great. The screws stay on the tip, sometimes even while pointing downward.

                    Well, I'm off to vote. . . . .
                    Did I get it the wrong way round? The square head doesn't strip, and the other one does.......thats what I meant to say
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                    • #11
                      When I was working we loved the square head screw. Anytime we built a crate to send a machine to China we would use square head driver screws. For some reason they didn't have the drivers to back the screws out. Our crates were such that someone could use them as houses but they had to destroy the crate to get the machine out. :roflmao:
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                      • #12
                        The motor home and trailer industry really likes those square drive screws. The closer you get to northern Indiana the more of these screws and drivers you will find.

                        I prefer the torx head for building with wood screws.
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