5" floppy?.

Tony Duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 14:50:34 CST 2008

> On Nov 25, 2008, at 4:03 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
> > I detest Phillips and Pozidriv screws. They always seem to strip or  
> > 'cam
> > out' when you try to remove them.
>    Philips screws were in fact designed to do exactly this.  The idea  
> was to prevent overtightening in assembly line environments.  Of  

Oh for %deity's sake!. There exist things called torque screwdrivers for 
this problem. And yes I have one. 

Using the cam-out of a phillips screw for this is a kludge at best. It 
doesn't happen at a precise torque (it depeds -- a lot -- on the azial 
force applied to the tool), it damages the tool, and it damages the screw 
head making it difficult to remove later. 


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