Hi, excuse the subject line, i bought the QUICKSILVER® PRODRIVE®
SELECTION PACK SCREWS from screwfix and have got to be honest have
thrown more out than i have used, it seems that the heads are to soft
so just round off, As anyone bought decent screws from screwfix if so
Well, there was this very enthusiastic girl called Catherine... but that was
2003, can't remember 2002.
The Turbogold trade pack, they self-start very well but can split thin wood
if you are being lazy. The 70mm ones go in all the way before the torque
limiter kicks in unlike some other types which start to tighten up half way
You do tend to end up with lightly shredded fingertips.
They used to do the Spax Torx drive screws. Twin thread, with
serrations on the last few threads. Superb screws. They stopped
doing them, so I now buy them from Axminster.
Once you try them, you will never use other screws.
Pretty much anyone who's ever worked on a car made in the last
And even if they haven't, it's not exactly difficult to get hold
of them. If somone isn't resourceful enough to get hold of them,
then should they really be using a screwdriver?
Small screws/bolts tend to be Torx, which is like an Allen but
rather than the driver having a hexagonal x-section it has a 6
pointed star x-section.
Bigger bolts are often star drive (I think also called Torx,
because the company makes them), which is like a hex head, but
instead of the head having a hexagonal x-section it has a 6
pointed star x-section.
Pretty much all old PC's use them internally - especially servers. You get
some newbie tech morons coming across them from time to time and thinking
they're either a hex head or messed up posidrive (htf you spell that!)!
Alright, I should rephrase it:
>>>How many folks have even seen Torq heads, let alone possess a set of
>>>How many folks, who are not denizens of UK.D-I-Y, or usually "get
>>>someone in" to do jobs have even seen Torq heads, let alone possess
a >>>set ofdrivers ?
Really? Maybe I'm out of touch - but most bit sets, even those
containing 3 pozi, 3 flat and 3 philips seem to have a couple of
torx bits at least.
Either way, there's no way I'm going to give up a far superior
screw for the sake of the next owner ;-)
On 3 Jan 2004 21:54:42 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Huge) wrote:
Every one of those sets of bits, drills etc for power drivers has a
set of torx bits in it.
I also have a set of security bits from Maplin which covers just about
every other variation - useful for dismantling brown goods.
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