Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:16:46 +0200
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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 


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