Re: USAGE: screwdriver

Subject: Re: USAGE: screwdriver
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 08:02:44 -0800

On Thu, 18 Jul 1996 07:24:21 -0000, John Feld wrote:

>> I gather that most of the list is composed of computer/software
>> writers, but I'll cast a line anyway. In our semiconductor
>> equipment maintenance manuals we have occasionally run into a
>> situation where the term we used for a tool was not globally
>> understood. For example, "Allen wrench" confused some international
>> users; we changed that to "hex wrench."
>Interestingly, I have in my tool box both hew wrenches and Allen wrenches.
>They are very different tools, and are not interchangeable.
>When looked at end on an Allen wrench is a six sided polygon, and a hex
>wrench is a six pointed star.

That "6-pointed star" is more likely a Torx<tm> bit. Relatively new
compared to hex/Allen wrenches.

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Q: Why don't blind people skydive?
A: It scares the heck out of their dogs.

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