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Old 12-23-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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What kind of tool for this screw?

I'm attaching a photo of a screw head from my RV. None of my standard Philips or flat bits fit this well, and it certainly isn't a hex head screw. What tool should be used for screws with heads like this?

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Old 12-23-2013, 12:42 AM   #2
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Takes a square drive bit. Your whole rv is put together with these screws. Go somewhere like Harbor Freight and buy a dozen of them. You'll need them.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:43 AM   #3
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It looks closer to a Square head screw- which I have found to be very popular in our 1999 Damon Daybreak.
(This link may give you a better choice to look at.)
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
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The pattern is a hybrid between square & Phillips. The IRS petitioned to use this "improved" screw instead of the #1040 screw they have used for years, but couldn't get bureaucrats at the top to authorize change.

Try a #2 square bit. A proper sized Phillips should work, the most common size being #2, you could try a #1 or #3 (I can't tell the size from the photo which is an excellent close up but provides no context for scale); I'm guessing a #3.
Easier tho should be the #2 square bit. Next time you are in H.D. look up bits at the tool aisle, and you should find this type. Better yet, look in the screw aisle; frequently a box of screws w/the proprietary heads comes w/a hex drive bit in a small cellophane envelope in the box, and it should so state on the box.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:51 AM   #5
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:00 AM   #6
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A "Square" bit is called "Robertson".

Robertson is much superior to any phillips screw but as others have said, that one looks like a Robertson/Phillips hybrid. Cannot tell if it is a #1, 2 or 3 size because no scale is given but chances are it is #1 or 2
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When in HD, they sell kits with all the different bit heads. Nice to have on hand.
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Check out these folks. They have what ya need and they are Every Bit Better. No affiliation whatsoever but the Original 15 - RV Kit and Tamper Proof are great products. Of course you pay for them.

http://www.megapro.net/products/specialty-drivers/rvmh/
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At Harbor Freight you can buy a security set of 100 different type of screw heads for under $10. I have found it indispensable. Item #68457

Search results for: 'security set'
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I am leaning towards a tamperproof tool, the extra round hole allows the tool to set properly.
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That is a POZI head screw drive. It's a combination Phillips, Robertson screw. A Phillips doesn't work well and the Robertson (square) works ok. You can find the POZI driver at most hardware stores.
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That is a POZI head screw drive. It's a combination Phillips, Robertson screw. A Phillips doesn't work well and the Robertson (square) works ok. You can find the POZI driver at most hardware stores.
Well I'll be darned, it has a name, did not know that, a tool I don't have and get to buy!!!

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List of screw drives.
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That's no Pozi-Driv screw head.

Look at the link that Route 66 posted.

The Posi-Driv driver may work just like a Phillips may work.

BUT a Robertson or Square driver will work the BEST.

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