Originally Posted by justdon
Are you for darn sure they ARE philips heads to start with and NOT torx or square head drives???
Close to certain. There are some philips like heads that might fool me, but it seems very unlikely, (to me at least), that standard cabinet hinges that have been made for years (probably before I was born and that was a very long time ago) would use anything besides standard philips head screws. Although I believe they are #1 philips and that might cause a problem for somebody that was trying to remove them with a #2 philips head driver.
ETA: I've thought about justdon's question a bit more. What I work with mostly is old fashioned cabinet hinges. His question might have been more directed at the opening poster and the possibility that european style hinges are being used or at least some kind of hinge that might use something besides philips head screws for attachment. I don't know about those but it is certainly possible they exist.