Why the hell was the posi screw invented when we had perfectly good
Phillips to begin with? It isn't that easy to tell one from the other
and when you use the wrong bit on the wrong screw head it is REALLY
annoying. As far as I'm concerend, posi head screws can be consigned
to the same pit as Betamax and 8 tracks.
Because it doesn't cam out nearly as badly as the Phillips.
Well, Betamax was superior to VHS in image quality, just as Posi is
better than Phillips for actually turning a screw. Popularity and
quality have a relationship that is coincidental at best.
Yup, although that one tends to be awfully emotionally charged, and people
with the inferior technology (Windows) usually don't know enough about
the better one (Macs) to know any better. With screws that are obviously
hard to use, vs. screws that don't suck at all, it's easier to be
"Because it doesn't cam out nearly as badly as the Phillips."
One man's "bad" is another's "good". The popularity of the phillips
head screw is their use in drywall. Try shooting those screws that
don't cam out into some rock and see what happens to your efficiency.
My drywall gun doesn't rely on cam-out, it has a slip clutch. I'd
be surprised if that wasn't universal? Cam-out would leave a
(sharp!) bur in a drywall screw, which isn't what you're after. Makes
mudding more of a pain in the ass than it already is. DAMHIKT.
Dave "I'll never tape and mud drywall again. And this time I mean it." Hinz
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