48219Robertson (Square drive) Screws
- Feb 9, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David" <arbordg@...> wrote:
> I own an Architectural Millwork firm. We use predominantly #2
> Robertson drive screws. I've never seen anyone strip one out. I
> to say, that would take a bit of talent (did you ever have thewith
> nickname FullTiltBill?) <Grin>. We do use mostly cordless drills
> adjustable clutch settings to avoid such mishaps. I've never usedTorx
> screws in any quantity - are they (as they appear) significantlymore
> resistant to stripping out the heads?I have never had the experience of ever stripping out a Robertson
> David Graybeal
> Portland, OR.
> "Moderation in all things, especially moderation"
screw when driving it by hand in over 30 years of using them.
I highly recommend your method David, in using a driver with an
adjustable clutch, because it is possible if driving into hardwood,
with no pilot hole, to strip out the head - or twist it off - with a
Two other possible errors I have witnessed, is using a smaller size
bit to drive a size larger screw and using a driver bit that is worn
out so the edges are rounded. If the bit won't hold the screw by
itself it is either the wrong bit or it is worn out.
I have only seen torx screws that are meant for metal work. Was not
aware of them being available for use in woodwork. Not that I see
any advantage in them.
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