48234RE: [bolger] Re: psychology of boatbuilding
- Feb 10, 2006Harry, Robertson and Torx screws are available as stainless deck screws.
You often get a free Torx bit in the box of screws. It's at the bottom, I
guess to prevent guys like me from filching them. Yeah, I need to get a
clutch drill soon. Seen any deals? What's your model preference?
Full Tilt Bill <wicked grin>
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I have had better luck with the square drives over phillips and I have
had very good results with the torx drives. The smaller ones will last
through a couple hundred screws, the larger ones seem to never fail. The
problem is finding marine grade screws with torx heads. You got a source?
Bill Kreamer wrote:
> Has anyone stripped Robertson square drive screws as often as me? Iswitched
> to Torx ("star drive") and I am now a happy camper.Bolger rules!!!
> - Bill
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> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dnjost" <davidjost@...> wrote:
>> My daughter is my boatbuilding partner. She is now 11 years old and
>> learned the difference between a phillips head and a flat head
>> screwdriver by assisting with the Micro. This is essential when you
>> are hanging upside down and inside out under the cockpit deck of the
>> Micro you are building.
> With all due respect David, I think it is about time your daughter
> learned "the facts of life". Put away those silly flat and phillips
> screwdrivers and instead get her a set of "Robbies".
> I believe they are called "square head" screws in the States and often
> advertised through McFeely's. With a robbie you can drive a screw into
> the ceiling, or at an angle, using one hand. Try that with those other
> old fashioned kind:-) Also work perfectly when using a cordless drill.
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