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Why do Americans still use slotted screws ?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by OZ-T, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    The bullshit Phillips screws are bad enough , but slotted ?

    GET OUTTA THE 1800's !!

    FUCKING HELL !

    GO ROBERTSON AND GET WITH THE PROGRAM !!
     
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  2. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    In much agreement with you I am
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    I'm so pissed off right now
     
  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    They seem to use them with electrical stuff the most.

    Trying to put a slotted screw into an electrical box over your head is very frustrating.

    Flathead screwdriver = prybar
     
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  6. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Electrical , door and bathroom hardware
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    because its a lot easier to stick your tool in a slot...
     
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  9. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    OZ, I agree with you on this one. Flat head screws suck!
     
  10. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    Rather go torx than robertson
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    They are both good , still like Rob better

    :canada:
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Torx are awesome! they are all over Cessna Citations. try dealing with avi-banks they are a captive fastner that sucks balls!.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    because if stopped using them then who would support all the chinese companies still making flat screwdrivers?
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    Gotta love it when you buy a set of driver bits for a cordless drill and there are more slotted bits than Robertson

    WTF
     
  15. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    What does Canada have to do with crappy ass slotted screws ?
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    They are called flat head or regular here
     
  17. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    They're called Fucking US pieces of shit here
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Most screws have a flat head

    The name is as fucked as the concept
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    thats what I was gonna say. WTF would I do with all my flat tip screwdrivers?!?!

    I agree though, flat head screws suck!
     
  20. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    i thought you were talking about a coin slot. That has the name slotted and is different then that of a Flat head.
     
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