I love the Robertson drive, as long as its a quality brand.SticksandStones said:Up here in Canada, we are told they exist because the Robertson, (square drive), screw head is not liked by American companies as it is a Canadian invention and huge competitor to the Standard drive screw....
I knew some smart guy was gonna say that. YES slotted.Dave in Pa said:Did I miss something here? Flat head screws come in all types of bit things, philips, square, torx, etc.? Are ya talking about the old "slotted" single blade type?
What did you miss Dave? Talking about a "slotted" or as most people would call it, a flat head screw, to which a flat head screw driver would drive.Dave in Pa said:I sure did miss something here? Read back through, and still lost??? LOL
Sorry Dave, thought you were being a smart a$$. I assumed everyone would know what I was talking about when I said flat head screw.Dave in Pa said:Chris, for your knowledge, around here he do things different, call things by the name they are! NOT like "most people" do. A flat head is flat, a round head is rounded, bugle head/like it states, etc.. I am sorry that I misunderstood your lingo, just trying to help out, MY BAD!
Won't do it again!
And there it is. The only reason for slotted screws. Again my apologies to Dave. I honestly didn't think anyone would interpret flat head screw as anything else.Kent Whitten said:Well...I would tend to agree with Dave about the flat head. I knew what you were saying though.
Flat head screw driver...slotted screw. A flat head screw can be slotted, phillips, square, torx, etc.
The old slotted screws are extremely popular here for the older homes. You just ruin the home with modern hardware if you are working on something 150 years old.