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GeneralDebate : Standard v Phillips (Allen, Torx) Pin
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Here's the question up for debate:

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Why would any modern product use a standard (aka flat head) screw, which requires a standard (flat head) screw driver?

Standard screws are far more difficult to use in a modern era where we have power screw drivers which spin at high RPMs. If you've ever tried this you know that a standard (or slotted screw) will quickly get off balance with each rotation which really creates a challenge.

The very least that should be substituted would be the Phillips (+) type.
It's much more balanced. I can see using a allen type or Torx or whatever but I just can't understand why slotted would still be used.


Why are slotted screws still being produced? In my thinking they should outlaw them to save the sanity anyone who owns a toolbox. Smile | :) How many billions $$$ could be saved by such a change? Roll eyes | :rolleyes:

Counterpoint?
Anyone with a counterpoint on why slotted is still valid?
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