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Old 10-13-2011, 10:49 AM   #11
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People still use Philips screws? They have to be the most useless head for a screw (other than drywall), followed closely by the slot. We have used the square Robertson drivers up here for more than 50 years, since it was a Canadian patent. You can always drive them all the way and remove them if you have to.
Regardless, the pocket holes are meant to be used with a screw that has a flat base on the head. Using a flat head or similar undermines the integrity of the joint.
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:28 PM   #12
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I find phillips II, to be quite an awesome bit rusted or not never once had a problem with stripping or. Slippage.. Also your "slot" is a standard and your flat base is called a panhead. It helps to know what you are talking about before you bash anothers choice...
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:52 PM   #13
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Some flat bases are panheads and others aren't. Some are socket heads and some button heads, as well as hexheads. I will stand by the comments about the Philips. It is crap compared to a Robertson (or a Torx). I think having worked with all types of fasteners for more than 30 years, and maintained and repaired power tools in the auto industry, I will tell you that no fastener that requires any amount of torque applied to it will ever be a Philips head. Perhaps you enjoy doing things the hard way, but I prefer the smart way, which also happens to be easier.
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