Ok but why do we genuinely need this many screws, whats wrong with Phillips and flatheads?

Ok but why do we genuinely need this many screws, what’s wrong with Phillips and flatheads?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Garbage fasteners tha cam out and easily stril

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why do we genuinely need this many
    Because some engineer or autistic nerd didn't like what was already widely available and made a new 'standard' to do one specific task "better" and we ended up with another standard on top of the 500 standardized screw heads.

    Not to be thick, but some screw heads are genuinely better than others for specific applications revolving around torque. But otherwise I agree with you. When the barrier to entry is a $30 bit set from amazon, who are you really preventing access to the inside of this goofball screw head?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Flatheads are a pain in the ass to do many of, and very difficult to fasten with a machine
    Phillips cams out easily though that's also a feature rather than a bug. Still makes it unsuitable for many things.
    Torx is patented and so are many other good screwhead designs
    Hex slot needs bigger screws and inverted hex needs more space around the screw for the screwdriver
    There's also a billion different screw types meant specifically to discourage (You) from taking shit apart

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there is an objective way to measure screw heads from bad to good -- ability to withstand torque/corrosion and positionability of drivers -- philips and flathead are the worst for this, but easiest to machine and least encumbered by patents.
    torx and hex are objectively the best. external hex provides a lot of leverage to the fastener so its used on a lot of larger things.
    flatheads are absolutely the worst because they don't even axially locate the driver, so they slip out constantly -- only legit use for flatheads is when you need to dremel/grind a recess in a fouled fastener head imo
    most goofy drive styles (tri-wing, triangle, double-lobe, clutch style, spline, swastika, hex with pin in center, torx with pin in center) are "anti-tamper" i.e. closed sores screws (lole) to stop users from modifying their stuff
    >t. mech engineer prior to becoming webshit

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why do we genuinely need this many screws
    we don't, we could use torx for most of the stuff around that size
    >what’s wrong with Phillips and flatheads
    they strip easily, flat head is only good for very large stuff like furniture and philips is basically just bad in general

  6. 3 weeks ago
    pixDAIZ

    First, stop posting high res images on IQfy you fricking imbecile, the steganographers are going to find your fingerprints or worse. Second, the main reason is because they don't want moron opening shit up they don't know how to fix, it's essentially moron-proofing. When mouth breathers inevitably strip the shit out of special snowflake screw head #101 manufacturers can deny them warranty.

    That said it would have been nice if 1/4 hex pan head became the standard for at least 90% of screws used in desktop PCs. Chances are if you're assembling a computer by yourself then you probably don't have a room temperature IQ.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >steganographers
      You mean stenographers, they're the people who transcribe court proceedings

      • 3 weeks ago
        pixDAIZ

        Whatever you say, fed boy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >takes an image that didn't need to be made into a webm and makes it a webm
      ok i'm done with abysmal posts, time to filter your homosexualass

      • 3 weeks ago
        pixDAIZ

        look at the file size you fricking mongoloid

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Non-moronic people achieved this by just putting a sticker over the screw and saying its removal voids warranty, instead of adding another screwhead to the list.
      But this isn't the first time I'm replying to you, so I know you have difficulty imagining it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        pixDAIZ

        IMHO picrel is the best "some fricktard messed with this thing" warranty void indication you could possibly have. Bonus points if you use butter soft stainless steel screws so it strips 0.1ms after they take a impact driver to it lol.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What'll really boil your bananas is there is a traditional phillips and a Japanese Improved Standard (JIS) that are actually good, but almost nobody can tell the difference.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            JIS have a little dimple on the head

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah, go stop 10 people in the home depot screw aisle, and 2 employees asking them what JIS is. I'll bet a coke you get 1 or fewer people who know.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >high res
      People have 4k screens these days, grandpa.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ah yes you can really smell the quality of that camera.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. an ant

      • 3 weeks ago
        pixDAIZ

        >t. richgay with a 8K OLED display
        Joking aside people really should be careful what they post online now that AI's are being trained to do something in just a few hours that would have taken the top glowies years to do. I'm honestly afraid of posting anything more than a 1MP image of my face anywhere online tbh senpai.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've got this same set, it was a present. Honestly, it's alright for the odd stupid bullshit.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

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    It could even be less had you the same source image as the triphomosexual, since you're saving compression artifacts from the VP9 encoding as new image detail.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do these tips have the "size/name" engraved on them?

    I'm tempted to buy one of these sets

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They have the numbers and an image of the screw it coresponds to, as far as Chinesium goes, no complaints especially for $20

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can you post a pic of one bit to see the quality of the engraving?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a set on sale in AliExpress for 6$ now

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I bet that this offer is only for "new buyers", which I'm not.

        Do you have the link?

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Torx is objectively the best imo
    Flathead= total pita
    Phillips works but too easy to strip. Worse than JIS
    Hex = easy to strip
    The rest I don't care

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Hex = easy to strip
      Only if you use an imperial wrench with metric screws or vice versa. At my work we have high pressure and vacuum setups that use nothing but hex screws.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alternatives to philips/tek should be banned.

    The only valid arguement is criminals. But if they were smart enough to use a screwdriver, they'd be smart enough to use a grinder.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To make it difficult to steal your airbag.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    torx for small things, hex for big things

    objectively superior, I've never stripped either

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Robertson master race

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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