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Old 07-05-2009, 08:49 AM   #21
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there is a difference with the original robertson screw drivers to anything else and its that they have a taper to them. they were the origianl design for them. most others are like a nice lil cube on the tip of the driver. like someone wrote before, they hold and grab the screw perfect with a little bit of presure cause they are held in by that taper.
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:39 AM   #22
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there is a difference with the original robertson screw drivers to anything else and its that they have a taper to them. they were the origianl design for them. most others are like a nice lil cube on the tip of the driver. like someone wrote before, they hold and grab the screw perfect with a little bit of presure cause they are held in by that taper.

Now that I did not know.
Makes sense.
Will have to look more closely at tips and drivers next time.
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after wearing out 2 Klein #2 square drive screwdrivers(one was a warranty return) I have purchased a Wera square drive and phillips. I understand that the conduit fittings are not that well constructed, but after about 2 weeks, the second Klein one was useless. I also carry a #3 Robertson that seems to be fine. Hopefully the Wera works out, or I guess I'll try these Robertsons....
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:35 PM   #24
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The Whia #1 and #2 square drives I have are the best I’ve seen, so far.
If you intentionally overdrive them, the quality hardened steel they are made of will easily strip out the pathetically soft, cheap steel of those square drive fasteners made in China, Taiwan and India.
I’ve never had any problems when using these drivers on the screws of Siemens breakers or neutral buses.

BTW: You can put a screw on the tip and swing the driver around like you're conducting a symphony and it will not fall out.

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Old 07-08-2009, 03:52 PM   #25
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there is a difference with the original robertson screw drivers to anything else and its that they have a taper to them.
Bingo. Funny that it takes a Canadian to mention this, most in the USA dont have a clue. This is the definitive web page on the subject.
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Ideal sells Original Robertson drivers in their tool kits. That's where my first came from.

Any electrical supplier with half a brain can order it for you if they don't allready stock it.

They really are the best out there.
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Bingo. Funny that it takes a Canadian to mention this, most in the USA dont have a clue. This is the definitive web page on the subject.
Hey Great site.. Will be nice if it expands to torx and security screws of all types. I have encountered a lot of them over the years.
The worst are the ones you can put in but not remove.. Grrrr.
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