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Old 01-25-2012, 07:52 PM   #11
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RVSATEK - these screws are call Scru-lox. There are many tool suppliers out there, like Sears, Snap-on, Mac Tools, etc that stock them. They are indeed a square bit that contacts every other point, as other folks have already said. They come in different sizes, and in sets, and you can get either full drivers with handles or just hex drive bits. My set is a Snap-on product, and the size needed for my Designer 5er is Snap-on #BTS2. Hope this helps.
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RV and mobile home manufacturers love those things. Along with staples. Real nails and phillips head screws are almost unheard of.
PITA though they are, staples hold better than nails and work better in guns. The square head screws being used a lot now are less likely to slip than Phillips heads which means the screws and bits are less likely to be damaged (ever wonder why sheet rock hangers go through bits like water?). The screws also are easier to get to stay on the end of a bit than with Phillips screws. It cuts construction labor costs because fewer bits are needed and there is less time wasted changing out bits.
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PITA though they are, staples hold better than nails and work better in guns. The square head screws being used a lot now are less likely to slip than Phillips heads which means the screws and bits are less likely to be damaged (ever wonder why sheet rock hangers go through bits like water?). The screws also are easier to get to stay on the end of a bit than with Phillips screws. It cuts construction labor costs because fewer bits are needed and there is less time wasted changing out bits.
I guess I`m just old school. When I built my additions on my house I used cement coated nails, phillips head drywall screws. I`m also a 16" on center believer, none of that 20 or 24" stuff.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:04 AM   #14
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I guess I`m just old school. When I built my additions on my house I used cement coated nails, phillips head drywall screws. I`m also a 16" on center believer, none of that 20 or 24" stuff.
I'm also a firm believer in 16" studs, for all the good that will do me since I will never own another house.

Staples are great where they won't show. Nails are easier to hide, especially finishing nails, and can be installed manually. I haven't seen drywall screws in anything other than Phillips, which is odd since square heads would be so much easier to use. They don't wear out as fast and they are less likely to (male rooster; idiot profanity filter didn't like the other word) over on you.
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The square head screws being used a lot now are less likely to slip than Phillips heads which means the screws and bits are less likely to be damaged (ever wonder why sheet rock hangers go through bits like water?). The screws also are easier to get to stay on the end of a bit than with Phillips screws. It cuts construction labor costs because fewer bits are needed and there is less time wasted changing out bits.
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They don't wear out as fast and they are less likely to (male rooster; idiot profanity filter didn't like the other word) over on you.
Look how much money tool manufactures would loose if they didn't wear out fast.
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Spend a little more and get a stainless steel bit and you will only need one, If you can find it.
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