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Old 11-04-2012, 09:20 PM   #11
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I corrected myself I should have said Robertson
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #12
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That was a great Canadian invention, patented by a Mr. P.L. Robertson in 1909 in Canada and 1911 in the US.
They are far superior to anything else, especially in construction.
Henry Ford wanted to use them for building Model T's, but Robertson refused to licence them to Ford, as he didn't want to lose control of producing the screws.
I seldom use anything but Robertson screws.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #13
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Can someone please tell me what size screwdriver or square headed bit i need for the interior screws found throughout the trailer ?
Where is a good place to purchase this also ?

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Well, according to Wikepedia: Phillips/square is called a Quadrex



The Phillips/square screw drive, also known as the Quadrex screw drive, is a combination of the Phillips and Robertson screw drives. While a standard Phillips or Robertson tool can be used, there is also a dedicated tool for it that increases the surface area between the tool and the fastener so it can handle more torque.[27] This drive was formerly also sold by Home Depot under the name Deck Mate, which now signifies another drive.
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Well, according to Wikepedia: Phillips/square is called a Quadrex

The Phillips/square screw drive, also known as the Quadrex screw drive, is a combination of the Phillips and Robertson screw drives. While a standard Phillips or Robertson tool can be used, there is also a dedicated tool for it that increases the surface area between the tool and the fastener so it can handle more torque.[27] This drive was formerly also sold by Home Depot under the name Deck Mate, which now signifies another drive.
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Whichever bit you buy, get a quality one. I've gone through a few 99 cent bits as they round off when used. I bought these at Harbor Frieght in a pack of multiple bits.
The quality ones I now use cost $3.00 and I can use my 1/2" driver without rounding them off.
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Cause everyone has an uncle Bob?! Right?

Must be another Canadian thing. The reply back is Bertha (or any female B name) was your aunt!

It's a "and there you have it" saying.
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Whichever bit you buy, get a quality one. I've gone through a few 99 cent bits as they round off when used. I bought these at Harbor Frieght in a pack of multiple bits.
The quality ones I now use cost $3.00 and I can use my 1/2" driver without rounding them off.
Very true ampxpress, the cheap ones only work on the screws inside a Forest River product.
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Whichever bit you buy, get a quality one. I've gone through a few 99 cent bits as they round off when used. I bought these at Harbor Frieght in a pack of multiple bits.
The quality ones I now use cost $3.00 and I can use my 1/2" driver without rounding them off.
Get the ones with a harden tip. There are 4 sizes. Yellow, green, red and black.
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It just keeps gettin better-N-better on here, all this edumakation is mindboggleing---- all these different screwdrivers-- the tool box is gettin full.
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