Re: USAGE: screwdriver

Subject: Re: USAGE: screwdriver
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 11:53:47 -0800

On Sat, 20 Jul 1996 01:25:41 +0200, Lars Helge Semb wrote:

>But, here in Scandinavia we also have an other type x-head screwdrivers
>called "Pozidrive". These screwdrivers should be used for Pozidrive screws

Lars, we have Pozidrive here in North America as well, although you
don't see them much (which is probably why I forgot about them until
now). In fact, they do indeed look very similar to Phillips heads,
with an extra "nib" between the main crosses. However, while a
Phillips driver or bit will usually work with a Pozi screw, a Pozi bit
will not work well with a Phillips screw head.

This is where it becomes more important to use the correct term rather
than something vague like "x-head". The same applies to "hex key",
which could be taken to mean either of the very different Allen or Torx

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

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