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>> No. 2827 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 11:38 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives

What's the best type of screw drive? In a perfect world, what would be the most common type?

Slotted, Philips, and Pozidrive are all obviously shite. Hex isn't great either. Square/Robertson heads seem like the best bet to me.
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>> No. 2828 Anonymous
16th November 2020
Monday 11:51 pm
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>>2827
For me, the problem with square is that it can be difficult to align the screwdriver quickly with the screw - for that reason, personally I prefer the Torx over all of them. I accidentally bought some Torx internal screws a while back, and liked them so much they're now my default.
>> No. 2829 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 12:38 am
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I don't have a clue, but I have a hunch that says the slot-square combo would be the best because maybe it's slightly easier to manufacture, which matters because there are what, hundreds of million of screws being made every year? And they look difficult to wear down to the point of being unscrewable.
>> No. 2830 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 1:52 am
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Torx is close to mathematically optimal. The only real down-side is that a) it's quite hard to distinguish the sizes by eye and b) it's quite easy to chew up a screw head by using an under-sized bit. It's perfect for manufacturing, but slightly annoying during servicing and repair.

I've probably had the least grief with internal hex, but it's not suitable for a lot of applications due to size constraints. External hex is still probably the best option for tough environments subject to abrasion or corrosion, but those buggers owe me a lot of knuckle skin.

"Cross-head" is an absolute shit-show, because there are so many almost-compatible standards.

Pentalobe can fuck off. Tri-point can fuck off, come back and then fuck off again.

My favourite is the Pitlock, which is the only removable security bolt I've used that is actually secure. Totally niche, but invaluable if you need it.
>> No. 2831 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 2:46 am
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>>2827
Naruto really went too far with the whole Sharingan business
>> No. 2832 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 5:46 am
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Internal hex for countersunk, external for when you really mean it. Though I think this is just an admission that I prefer bolts, but that's a whole other discussion.

I'll admit I've had limited strife with posidrive, I've rounded maybe two in the last decade, and I interact with them almost daily.

I think we can all agree slotted is a joke - I curse whatever backwards farmer built my house every time I find one.
>> No. 2833 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 5:50 am
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>>2832

I should qualify that I accept that many other solutions may be technically better, but the availability of specialist bits is a huge letdown for me. You can't really bodge a torx like you can a posi/phillips or slotted, and fiddling with often fragile driver bits is a real turn off - ironically any sort of torque applied through a torx bit will snap the bit easily. Maybe I could just buy more expensive torx bits, but fuck you - I've never once snapped a Philips bit.
>> No. 2834 Anonymous
17th November 2020
Tuesday 8:16 am
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>>2832

>I think we can all agree slotted is a joke - I curse whatever backwards farmer built my house every time I find one.

They're fine if you drive them by hand and you use a proper hollow-ground screwdriver. In any other case they're absolutely fucking awful.

>I've never once snapped a Philips bit

Aye, but I bet you've rounded off plenty of the fuckers. There's a reason why they sell massive bulk boxes of PH2/PZ2 bits.

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