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On Screws!

By on October 12, 2015

Over the years we have seen some pretty unique and unusual inventions. Too many to count – a portable, folding power-saw-table for cutting full sheets of plywood, a giant adjustable tri-square for cutting angles in wallboard, a stand for a laser level (or camera) that works like an old-fashioned pole lamp, pre-fabricated, brick sections that can be stacked to form various height pillars to hold mailboxes or for placement on the sides of entry walks or driveways – and the list goes on. When they were first introduced all of these ideas were not only unique, but they filled a need as well. Needless to say, there is a very good chance that in your lifetime you probably won’t need or purchase any of the items we’ve just mentioned. Then there are those times when something very special comes along that will benefit the masses. A fellow once told us that, “to get a patent – an invention must be extremely unique.” For example: if you decide to try to get a patent on a card table it should at least be one that deals! Well, if this latest idea were a card table it would not only deal, but it would win every hand as well.

We have just been introduced to a new invention that we feel will soon change the way things are built and we want to share it with you. This is one is a really cool idea that will literally turn klutzes into experts and experts into wizards. You’re going to love it. It’s smaller than a breadbasket and it has no moving parts. In fact, it is less than an inch and a half in length and only about a quarter of an inch in diameter. Tiny yes, but powerful! OK, we’re finished screwing around. What we are talking about is a new type of screwdriver tip. One that doesn‘t slip out of the screw – it actually interlocks – so it doesn’t need to be magnetized to hold onto the screw. Because the tip is not tapered there is less tendency for it to slip of the screw head and because it tends to stay put it is less likely to wear out. Most important it doesn’t take as much strength to use.

Until recently there were five devices that were commonly used to drive screws: the flat blade screwdriver, the Phillips head screwdriver, the square head, and the hex head.

When can you put a round peg in a square hole? All you have to do is wear out the square hole!

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