On 04/24/2014 06:23 AM, MikeS wrote: > > The Robertson screws were invented and manufactured just down the road from > where I live, and have been widely used in Canada for pretty well anything > since early in the last century; He was demonstrating a spring-loaded > screwdriver when the blade slipped from the screw-slot and badly cut his > hand, and that inspired the Robertson drive. > > He tried for years to get some large American manufacturers to start using > them with relatively little success, Philips being preferred; > frustrating because most vintage (and even new) electronic equipment > uses Philips screws which are relatively hard to find up here in Canada. > > They did finally catch on in the US, although I think they still don't have > much penetration in Europe or the Far East; many cheap multi-bit > screwdriver > sets still don't have Robertson bits. I doubt they will catch on now that Torx has become so widespread. They don't offer a real advantage over Torx to add another bit to your collection. Gerrit Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-04-24 16:01:42
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