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Robertson screws...?

I was just reading an article about Robertson screws. I didn't know they're uncommon outside of Canada. I also didn't know that they were on model T's. And I learned that ford wanted to license them but when Robertson, the inventor (and a Canadian), wouldn't, ford got screws from a man named Phillips.

Having learned all this and contemplating my past experiences with both I have reached this conclusion... I hate Phillips screws. If Robertson had licensed his screws to ford they would be dominant. I do wonder why they're supposedly a rarity outside of Canada, seeing as they are immeasurably better than slot or Phillips?
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what do they look like?
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I'm not sure if I like those or not, I know i've seen them before
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Yep Square drive screws




Very uncommon in the states they are starting to make a come back... I love them personally no "cam out" unlike standard or Philips damn near 99% always work flawlessly

On the they where used on Model T comment.

They where ONLY used on Canadian Built Model T & A's, our 1930 Model A is a Canadian model and during out restoration we had to go to the Home Depot all the time for Square Drive....


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I've only seen them in decking.
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That's crazy! What would you do if someone said "hand me a #2 Robertson"?

They're a square hole in the screwhead. They work great because the screwdriver centers itself in the hole and will stay there by itself sticking out of a wall. I can't imagine using Phillips for hanging drywall or stuff like that what a pita!
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That's crazy! What would you do if someone said "hand me a #2 Robertson"?

They're a square hole in the screwhead. They work great because the screwdriver centers itself in the hole and will stay there by itself sticking out of a wall. I can't imagine using Phillips for hanging drywall or stuff like that what a pita!
I would hand them a box being we have like a case of them.. lol
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oh yea, drywall too haha
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TORX ftw.

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all we use in sheetrock screws is square head, buy em at lowe's. as far as automotive screws, never seen em.
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for my job i use all phillips robertson and slot or flat head how ever you wanna say it hah. but i deffinitly prefur robertson. phillips arent that bad we do drywal and stuff so im use to them but ya. hah. i heard that the robertson isnt used too much outside of good ol' canada
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