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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 12:20 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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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!
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    Actaully flat head is the slang term. Much like how wire/diaganal cutters are referred to as dikes.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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  5. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    Because derp that why.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    I can't stand them either
     
  8. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    :brianr:

    The slot screw drive has a single slot in the fastener head and is driven by a flat-bladed screwdriver. It was the first type of screw drive to be developed, and for centuries it was the simplest and cheapest to make. The slotted screw is common in woodworking applications, but is not often seen in applications where a power tool would be used because a power driver tends to slip out of the head and potentially damage the surrounding material. The tool used to drive a slot is called a slot-head, flat-tip,[3] or flat head.[4]

    :brianr:
     
  9. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    Had too many "robs" strip. NEVER had a torx strip
     
  10. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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    :brianr:
     
  11. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    Only time a Rob strips is over doing it with an impact driver , or a brass or zinc screw
     
  12. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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  13. Feb 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Have fun buying our couple dollar screw driver for a way inflated cost oz .
     
  14. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    :brianr: to you GI

    and

    :brianr: to your slotted screws
     
  15. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    .......or all the Chinese companies dumping their shitty instantly stripable crap ass screws ovaheeya.
     
  16. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:12 PM
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    They are still around so you can use a different tool like your pocket knife when you are too lazy to go to the garage.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    I agree with you on this one. The Robertson screw will snap before the tool slips and strips the screw head.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Are you suggesting Americans are lazy ?
     
  19. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T [OP] All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    For the most part , true
     
  20. Feb 17, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Negative, we goes to kitchen and uses butta knives, pocket knife too pointy.
     
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