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Old 06-13-2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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I'll try to measure the sq hole before I go to H.D.

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You said it's "really tiny", go with a #1. Not sure if they have a #0 but they may.

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They're much harder to strip. I can't think of any reason to use philips head screws over these.
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You said it's "really tiny", go with a #1. Not sure if they have a #0 but they may.
They do....I have some.....it's the screws without a hole.....
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Roberston drive come in different sizes most often defined by colours. Starting from the smallest they go yellow, green, red, black. Red is the most common, black for the larger screws (usually #12 and up) and green for smaller sizes like #6. A properly fitting Roberston screw will stay on the screw driver even when pointed down.
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For the life of me I can't figure out why some screws have a recessed square. What is the name of the screwdriver I need so I don't sound like a complete moron at the hardware store? I have several flat head and several phillips but not this kind.

Willy knows of that which he speaks.

The square drive is much better than slotted or philliips heads. There are 4 sizes, 1 is the smallest, ranging to 3 or 4. A # 2 is the most popular. Cheap screws are an oxymoron.

The best place to get bits is http://www.mcfeelys.com/

This video explains how the screws are made. Don't worry, the narrartor speaks English, not Canadian.
http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2010/...rews-are-made/
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:45 AM   #21
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They do....I have some.....it's the screws without a hole.....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives

Hmmm, under Robertson they list a #0 and a #00.
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Hmmm, under Robertson they list a #0 and a #00.

You are right, I have not seen #0 and #00 or the larger sizes. I first saw the Robertson screws when I worked at Champion Motor Homes. The #1 screws were used to hold on some of the trim. Electicians use Robertson screws on EMT fittings.
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Hmmm, under Robertson they list a #0 and a #00.
With my eyesite, there is no hole.....
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With my eyesite, there is no hole.....
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Never seen a #00 in real life
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How about the Authur-head screw?
http://arthureugenespooner.blogspot....rewdriver.html

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