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I've noticed that if any guy is sitting in a full-service stall when you enter to use the urinal, they almost always stop all, er, movements, and remain very quiet until they have the lavatory to themselves again.
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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. How many billions $$$ could be saved by such a change?
Anyone with a counterpoint on why slotted is still valid?
This is interesting, because that answer means that the makers are limiting you from doing things fast by adding slotted screws to their products.
I just think slotted screws are difficult to drive even when there is a pre-drilled hole and I use a manual screw driver -- because I get off balance with them because it is so difficult to apply even pressure as you turn a slotted screw.
Do you mean "Phillips", or "Posidrive"?
They need different bits as the angles are different. Use the wrong one, and you will chew up the head every time... [^]
Intersetignly, Posidrive was partial developed and is partly owned by ... Phillips.
There is also Torx, Allen, Robertson, ClutchDrive, and a wide range of oddball "security screws" - including a number that are "tighten only"!
Slotted are cheaper to make, and are useful for "historic jobs" where they should match existing screws - except in my Mercedes where the battery is under the drivers feet and accessed via a slotted screw that opens with a coin...
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I've only seen those on restroom stall doors. Ever since they started using those screws, my ability to add to my collection of restroom stall doors has pretty much stalled out.
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not forgetting hex, (and if you're smart you'll use wira bits for those).
As Griff said, Allen, the correct name for them.
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Pozidriv is not just another name, it is a very different head compared to Phillips.
You cannot use a Pozidriv bit on a Phillips head and a Phillips bit on a Pozidriv screw very easily starts stripping.
Sometimes wikipedia is the way to go... List of screw drives - Wikipedia[^]
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