The more you know. Don't look like an idiot on the job site friends. TURN slotted Phillips Allen Robertson. Screw this post.


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#2 - toastableduckling (04/13/2013) [-]
Screw this post.
#27 to #2 - funnyhillman has deleted their comment [-]
#82 to #2 - makeitasyougo (04/14/2013) [-]
I'd drill this post so hard (insert appropriate metaphor)

i'm lazy
#29 - iyr (04/13/2013) [-]
All this time I thought it w as   
Torques (with that spelling)   
Other more different Phillips   
All this time I thought it w as
Torques (with that spelling)
Other more different Phillips
#44 - theautopsygremlin (04/13/2013) [-]
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#30 - Roxorz ONLINE (04/13/2013) [-]
A phillips screwdriver could do well on a pozidriv, whats the purpose?
#46 to #30 - anon (04/13/2013) [-]
so a robertson and a phillips both work on it,
#59 - ineedthistothumb (04/14/2013) [-]
I always thought the "slotted" was called "flathead"
#61 to #59 - dillfitz (04/14/2013) [-]
your account name xD
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User avatar #90 to #54 - Blargosnarf (04/14/2013) [-]
Hm, I wonder what the 'zero ****** one would look like...
#63 to #54 - sytheris (04/14/2013) [-]
Pretty ******* much.
#31 - fireburns (04/13/2013) [-]
Robertson is infinitely greater than Phillips.

******* American screws stripping on everything.
#52 to #31 - anon (04/14/2013) [-]
Philips screwdrivers don't have to be as precisely sized and
User avatar #89 to #52 - Zaxplab (04/14/2013) [-]
......... go on
User avatar #83 to #31 - vannman (04/14/2013) [-]
Slotted master race.
User avatar #32 to #31 - EddFitzpatrick (04/13/2013) [-]
flathead ftw
#38 to #31 - gentlemanotaku (04/13/2013) [-]
"Honey!  I cant seem to find my screw driver... Could you pass me the 			*******		 SQUARE TIPPED KNIFE"
"Honey! I cant seem to find my screw driver... Could you pass me the ******* SQUARE TIPPED KNIFE"
User avatar #69 to #38 - isenseven (04/14/2013) [-]
You wouldn't be able to use a knife on a phillips anyway, either it wouldn't fit, you would strip the phillips, or you wouldn't be able to get good enough of a grip on it.

Honestly, a phillips screw is the worst option out of all of these, they can't be used more than a few times without being worn out in the middle. A carpenter's nightmare.
#86 to #69 - makeitasyougo (04/14/2013) [-]
phillips follow the following philosophy:

"you shouldnt need to use this more than once because its a screw.. you decide where you're going to put it, drill it in, and you leave it there"
it allows for a decently fair amount of torque to be applied, enough to do its job which is to go into something and STAY THERE

User avatar #111 to #86 - isenseven (04/15/2013) [-]
That's a terrible philosophy, if you have ever worked with wood you would know that many times you have to take out a screw and move it over a few centimeters or so due to faulty wood, other screws or convenience.

Making it so that you can only use it once is like having a gun with only one bullet in it because "it only takes one shot to stop someone trying to hurt you".
#23 - trollczar (04/13/2013) [-]
What i see.
User avatar #51 - VICTORx (04/14/2013) [-]
"star, flat, phillips, phillips, hex, square"
User avatar #62 - thedarkestrogue (04/14/2013) [-]
I wish i had a ************* torx. Then i could fix my damn xbox controllers instead of buying new ones.
User avatar #65 to #62 - brokentrucker (04/14/2013) [-]
Dude. My grandpa has a BILLION (No like. Like four big ass rolling toolboxes FULL of tools) of those things. Just get a multi-bit screwdriver set with ones that you need.

Also, the xbox controller. In my hand. Right now. At this very second. That I'm using while typing one handed.

Has philips screws.
User avatar #66 to #65 - thedarkestrogue (04/14/2013) [-]
you lucky son of a bitch. the one in my hand, playing ME2 while i ******* torx and they are hard as **** to find around here.
User avatar #67 to #62 - gziggas (04/14/2013) [-]
I had the same problem, except with the AC adaptor. I actually had one of my teachers help me. He didn't have Torx security bits, but he did have a drill. Now, it works better to some extent.
User avatar #70 to #62 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
dude the ones for xbox controllers are not torx they are torx security drivers more specifically the size t9 security driver you can get them anywhere from home depot your local hardware store or even autoparts store.
User avatar #75 to #70 - MythBuster (04/14/2013) [-]
haha the xbox security screws are worthless.. i used a small standard screwdriver and it easily unscrewed the screws
User avatar #76 to #75 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
yeah you know except for the ones that have ******* security screws
User avatar #77 to #76 - MythBuster (04/14/2013) [-]
no.. those are the ones you can use a standard screwdriver on
User avatar #79 to #77 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
you know cause its ******* torx security screws i guess a "standard" as in you know a ******* flathead would work.....
User avatar #85 to #79 - MythBuster (04/14/2013) [-]
i'll ******* make a video if you don't believe me... and why are you correcting me for using standard as a term.. ******* moms call them flatheads
User avatar #87 to #85 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
no i wasn't you know no just **** it no im done **** it **** you **** the whole just **********
User avatar #104 to #103 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
oh well i was wrong. ************************* you proved someone on the internet wrong.
User avatar #105 to #104 - MythBuster (04/14/2013) [-]
next time, don't be a ******* prick about something that you obviously know nothing about
User avatar #106 to #105 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
oh **** you. im soooooo ******* sorry that i didn't think you could remove security screws with a regular standard screwdriver. ohhhhh noo i didn't know something. im such a humongous faggot. yeah **** you to buddy.
User avatar #107 to #106 - MythBuster (04/14/2013) [-]
User avatar #91 to #87 - MythBuster (04/14/2013) [-]
i honestly have no idea what you are trying to tell me
User avatar #78 to #77 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
really? is that why it didnt ******* work...
User avatar #114 to #78 - Schillsifer (04/17/2013) [-]
you should probably just have stopped when you had the chance instead of just digging yourself a deeper and deeper hole. but i do got to say you did get rapped in your argument with Mythbuster. next time dont be such a dick
User avatar #115 to #114 - crazyhindu (04/17/2013) [-]
dude this was days ago im sooooo ******* sorry i was a dick on the internet.
User avatar #73 to #62 - bowmasta (04/14/2013) [-]
I went to home depot 3 days ago and bought a $5 Torx Screwdriver with 8 different Bits (T4,5,6,7,8,9,10,15). I replaced my Xbox's fan because mine was going out. They are just regular Torx however not the security style but those can be had for like $3 off of amazon.
#97 to #62 - fcrocker (04/14/2013) [-]
A really tiny flathead, or 'slotted' ;) screwdriver works, it need's to be like 1 mm wide max so it can go to the side of the security thing
#42 - anon (04/13/2013) [-]
The second one is a flathead you commie bastard
#43 to #42 - anon (04/13/2013) [-]
Some professions call it "standard".
#35 - anon (04/13/2013) [-]
Man, that Robertson's such a square.
User avatar #80 to #35 - hedgehogman (04/14/2013) [-]
Well according to my last name, I'm a goddamn square. I look pretty ******* round
#56 to #35 - gloogy (04/14/2013) [-]
Here, take this.
#3 - nevergetsdubs (04/13/2013) [-]
Engineeringfag reporting in   
Those are the Euro names   
In america they are   
Slim Phillips   
Because america is special in a special way...
Engineeringfag reporting in
Those are the Euro names
In america they are
Slim Phillips
Because america is special in a special way...
User avatar #20 to #3 - bensho (04/13/2013) [-]
Nah dawg, that's a Torx, flathead, philips, philips, allen, and square, yo.
User avatar #26 to #3 - sonicg (04/13/2013) [-]
The true americanized version goes like this...
Star key, flathead, phillips, phillips, allen, square.
User avatar #4 to #3 - sparkyoneonetwo (04/13/2013) [-]
being a mericanfag I've not ever once seen or heard anything other than what you call the Euro nams. I don't know where you are from but, it sure doesn't seem like it's america
User avatar #6 to #4 - nevergetsdubs (04/13/2013) [-]
new york city
User avatar #7 to #6 - sparkyoneonetwo (04/13/2013) [-]
yeah that's just one place not all of america, I've been and know people from qutie a few places and ain't never heard most of them terms before
User avatar #8 to #7 - joejigsaw (04/13/2013) [-]
Yeah, I'm from New York, have been my whole life, this guy is talking complete ******** . No one calls an Allen-key the L-key, he is right that we call slotted the flat head though. That's about it.
User avatar #9 to #8 - sparkyoneonetwo (04/13/2013) [-]
flat head I've heard from a few people in the past but, modst times I just hear people call it slotted.
#5 to #3 - njprojca (04/13/2013) [-]
As a Mechanic the names are still torx and the such sounds like you have American and Euro mixed up t(^-^)t
User avatar #12 to #3 - davidavidson [OP](04/13/2013) [-]
Chill with all this controversy bro. The names you just said were in layman terms... Anyone on a job site would know what you were talking about.
#49 - omgacarrot (04/13/2013) [-]

I thought it was Earth Kingdom
User avatar #64 - Sinless (04/14/2013) [-]
I never understood the need for all these different screw heads. I can sort of understand the need for a head other than the slotted, since I can imagine it possible getting unscrewed accidently.

But everything else....Why?
User avatar #71 to #64 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
more or less for security purposes. and so that an average joe cant take something apart just cause he feels like being dick
User avatar #72 to #64 - crazyhindu (04/14/2013) [-]
oh that and wih different types of screw heads you can apply more or less torque. like with a phillips they are less prone to stripping and you can apply more torque. but with a flathead or slotted whatever the **** you wanna call it. they are more prone to slipping and slowing you down.
User avatar #92 to #64 - brayburn (04/14/2013) [-]
As a sparky we mostly use robertson heads for fixing things like switch boards and what not to the wooden frames, Probably because it has a better grip so we can make it more tight. The slotted ones and phillips I've seen mostly in electronic devices or switches and lights. Posidriv I've seen being used by builders to fix Gib walls to frames.

Not sure about the rest though. Hopefully this gives you some idea
User avatar #17 - bakinboy ONLINE (04/13/2013) [-]
i hate slotted
User avatar #19 to #17 - lavitts (04/13/2013) [-]
Always slips out the side doesn't it?
User avatar #15 - qqqqqqqqq ONLINE (04/13/2013) [-]
phillips, allen, ...robertson? whats next paul? timothy?
BEHOLD! i've invented a more efficient driver bit
i shall call it, robertson
User avatar #16 to #15 - breakfastskippa (04/13/2013) [-]
Its not just those names, it goes like Philips head, Allen key etc.
#47 - abdullahmag (04/13/2013) [-]
i ******* hate slotted =.=
#1 - anon (04/13/2013) [-]
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