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Old 01-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Why Did Leviton eliminate the #2 phillips head screws on their outlets/switches?

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Old 01-05-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Who knows. Have a picture as an example?

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Maybe they are using R2 instead?
Edit to add: They are R1.
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Large head triple-drive combination screws (Standard, Phillips, Robertson) for fast wiring installation
Looks like I am partially correct. They do have R2 capacity, but not at the expense of Phillips.
Edit to add: R1, not R2.
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i stepped down to a #1 phillips and got them off . I guess i 'll have to add a "robertson " to the tool box
What is the advantage of th Robertson?maybe Leviton has the patent on the design?
or better yet not buy any more Levitons
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P&S is also using the Robertson screwheads. But they are R1 (and come to think of it, Leviton is also using R1).

Get used to it.
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Milwaukee makes An 11 in 1 screwdriver with the #1 and #2 tips that are really good.

Milwaukee 48-22-2113 11-in-1 ECX Multi-Tip Screwdriver
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Less cam out with Robertson's. I use them all the time on Leviton devices.
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Milwaukee makes An 11 in 1 screwdriver with the #1 and #2 tips that are really good.

Milwaukee 48-22-2113 11-in-1 ECX Multi-Tip Screwdriver
Pretty much everyone makes these. I am a convert myself. Always thought they were lame, now I can't be without one. I keep one in my personal truck, kitchen drawer, garage tool box, etc.
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Less cam out with Robertson's. I use them all the time on Leviton devices.
Square heads (Robertson) is a world standard from what I have seen. For once we are taking a good example from the rest of the world instead of going off on our own (ie: std vs. metric).
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Robertson is fine with me.....if your into wood working, a many of the screws now are Robertson....
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Pretty much everyone makes these. I am a convert myself. Always thought they were lame, now I can't be without one. I keep one in my personal truck, kitchen drawer, garage tool box, etc.
http://www.toolreviews.ca/reviews_ha...2_2113/040.JPG
This what I like about the Milwaukee bit.
I'm sure others make it.

I don't know how to post a pic.
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http://www.toolreviews.ca/reviews_ha...2_2113/040.JPG
This what I like about the Milwaukee bit.
I'm sure others make it.

I don't know how to post a pic.
Very easy to post the pic so use the photo icon ( Yellow square box above the screen ) that the one you click on then instert the link in there and ya good to go.

I have used the Robertson as well over here in European side we do like it as well.

I will post the photo for ya.



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