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Old 12-14-2015, 09:49 PM   #21
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I think it's named after Phil Robertson.....the duck commander.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:39 PM   #22
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I think it's named after Phil Robertson.....the duck commander.

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Old 12-14-2015, 10:52 PM   #23
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I didn't know Phil was over a hundred years old!
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:32 AM   #24
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Americans made it Easy to Identify,Use,and Remember the Fastener Name! Phillips head screws! Invented by John P. Thompson and sold to Henry F. Phillips! Youroo!!
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How exactly is that easier than one named after Robertson?
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:25 AM   #26
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Use a square drive.
Ran into this with the radio on my 5er. Was scratching my head till I grabbed one by accident. Now I look twice at every screw. Have found quite a few square head screws being used.

I actually like them, hold the screw on the bit fairly well.

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How exactly is that easier than one named after Robertson?
I am Surprised that one of the Poll People have not run a Poll on Who has heard of Phillips Head Screws? Who has heard of Robertson Head screws? Youroo!!
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Phillips Robertson too funny...

Thanks for the afternoon chuckle.
And I finally learned the official name of the robertson head screw!
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Ran into this with the radio on my 5er. Was scratching my head till I grabbed one by accident. Now I look twice at every screw. Have found quite a few square head screws being used.

I actually like them, hold the screw on the bit fairly well.
X2 Jim. I wish that they would all go to a square drive. Makes so much more sense than a slotted (even Phillips) head.
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