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KinAlberta
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# Posted: 23 Jan 2023 16:32 - Edited by: KinAlberta
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Here’s a few pretty good youtube videos on some differences:



COMPARING—triple square—poly drive—torx star— (volkswagen audi fasteners)
https://youtu.be/xNapbqmiYRA

••hex/allen••triple square••torx/star••poly drive
https://youtu.be/lNl8TVYbKKs


Mentions John Deer tractors:

Check out the AWESOME power of the MAC RBRT Triple Square Bit!
https://youtu.be/R94vW6robdI



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Brettny
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# Posted: 24 Jan 2023 06:01
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As a mechanic I hate everything but hex bolts. Recessed fasteners heads just dont work great in the real world.

But for wood screws torx is the only way. Philip's is a thing of the past and cant withstand the power of modern drivers.

Irrigation Guy
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# Posted: 24 Jan 2023 06:35
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Quoting: Brettny

But for wood screws torx is the only way. Philip's is a thing of the past and cant withstand the power of modern drivers


I agree. I am glad the industry has sort of settled on the torx. There was a period where square drive was popular and I think they are almost as bad as philips and the heads just don’t look nice

Grizzlyman
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# Posted: 25 Jan 2023 05:48
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Nothing like a phillips#2 bit in your thumb. Lol. I won’t buy screws anymore that AREN’T torx!!!

KinAlberta
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# Posted: 27 Jan 2023 21:29 - Edited by: KinAlberta
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A bit of history in the article below.

Eg. Torx has been around since 1967. Wow!


What is The Best Screw Drive?

https://www.accu.co.uk/p/110-what-is-the-best-screw-drive


Torx screws vs Robertson screws -- First Impressions (WnW #53)
https://youtu.be/PMXOTRVYNiw

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 29 Jan 2023 00:16
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But wait, there is more.

Spider Drive.

I have some Headlock® fasteners, they are designed with a pan head for flushing and it uses a spider drive.

Spider Drive from Headlock®

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