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posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 10:52 PM

originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha

originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

If you are replacing, why not replace the fastener?

You and I come from different worlds

but I still respect you and consider you a friend

Sir, It's rare I consider someone someone an enemy. Certainly no one on this website.
I am a builder by trade.
Through the frustrations of various fasteners, I have learned to respect the why behind them.
Except the robertson head screw. That one is just a crap money trap.

Furthermore I enjoy your posts, and my disagreement in this thread is only my own perspective. And maybe a bit of ribbing on some posters.
edit on 19-10-2018 by randomtangentsrme because: I want pizza. Anyone else want pizza?

posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 11:02 PM

edit on 19-10-2018 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 11:09 PM
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

Drilling out a bracket to accept a different screw is less than a minute per hole.
As much as I want to support you, I'm not seeing anything to make me understand your basic understanding of plates and fasteners.

PM me you issue. I can solve it for you.

posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 11:48 PM
Yes, most annoying fastener ever. The screwdriver always slides off once you actually get in the slot and turn.

The trick to flatheads is to keep them sharp.
If you take a file and re-sharpen the edges to keep sharp 90's, they work like new again.
They taught us that in carpentry class, it only takes like 5 min to refresh.

posted on Oct, 20 2018 @ 12:01 AM
Leave it to the Canadian guy.
Do you all have Robertson screws in the states? Because they are the best!
You can jam it onto your screwdriver/screw gun and drive it home with one hand. No hand stabbing required.
If you have a magnetic bit and a little practice you can literally just stick the tip in your tool belt, get a screw and slam it in! One handed! It really makes a huge difference when trying to meet a deadline.

Plus, In a pinch you can use a Philips or Flathead to extract it. The things are hecking mint!

edit on 20-10-2018 by HiMyNameIsCal because: oops

posted on Oct, 20 2018 @ 02:19 AM
a reply to: NarcolepticBuddha

I know, a multi screw driver would be my choice. A driver that fits every kind of screw, something that would frighten the crap out of a caveman. lol

posted on Oct, 20 2018 @ 03:03 AM
a reply to: schuyler

Yeah I'm with you on this one but when I screw up something (pun intended) I usually just use what screws I have laying around. When it's time to take screws out I usually end up using every type of bit I have..

A couple of months ago I started on a project and apparently I only had those Robertson screws laying around...can you imagine the frustration when I couldn't find the only Robertson screw bit I have....


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