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Member Since 08 Feb 2008
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In Topic: Tired of losing skin on a Yanmar...try these!!

Yesterday, 07:58 PM

Unless they are large, the heads on Allens tend to strip out under high torque.  If I had to have just one kind... Yeah, I'd go with the Robertson or square drive. Strong as shit, hard to strip out.  Not sure if they make one capable of draining itself though, the way a flathead does. 

 

 

 

I thought of the draining issue also...but aside from slotted nothing is self draining.


In Topic: Tired of losing skin on a Yanmar...try these!!

Yesterday, 11:23 AM

I'm ok with Allen except for the HUGE number of sizes (both metric and Imp) and the stupid little L shaped wrenches...I have a drawer full of those friggin things and still can never find the size I want.


In Topic: Tired of losing skin on a Yanmar...try these!!

Yesterday, 12:04 AM

 

 

 

All these problems with cross cut fasteners and the best solution is the simplest one...Robertson!!

 

Down South, we don't like those new fangled foreign ideas.....

 

 

 

Ya what the f**k is it with you people?? The simplest, best, most reliable, cheapest solution is already available and you keep looking for a better way...TORX, really? That's the best you could do??

 

 

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If Robertson had licensed the design, they might be more popular - but he would not. Not Our fault. 

 

I have used literally many tens of thousands of them. But I think Torx are better, with the exception of situations where they will be painted over and must later be removed. 

 

 

 

So a TORX is as good as a rivet...both great if you never have to remove them.


In Topic: Tired of losing skin on a Yanmar...try these!!

30 May 2016 - 08:42 PM

I'm fascinated of how some boats keep old standards. Crosscut. Yikes

If I had chance replace with a new standard. It'd be Torx. (Worked on bicycles many years and managed to rip everything possible except Torx).

 

I bit of corrosion in those tiny teeth and it all over...at least the drill bit centres well so you can drill them out.

 

Transmissions (my field) have TORX for years and we have not had a love affair with them.


In Topic: Tired of losing skin on a Yanmar...try these!!

30 May 2016 - 08:03 PM

 

All these problems with cross cut fasteners and the best solution is the simplest one...Robertson!!

 

Down South, we don't like those new fangled foreign ideas.....

 

 

 

Ya what the f**k is it with you people?? The simplest, best, most reliable, cheapest solution is already available and you keep looking for a better way...TORX, really? That's the best you could do??

 

 

;)