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Old 05-02-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
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Nuts & Bolts (literally)

Does Escape use SAE or Metric sizes in their construction? Rookie question but I'm putting a toolkit together for when I pick up my 19 next month.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Other than the lug nuts, I have yet to come across a nut to be tightened on my Escape. I carry an adjustable wrench, and sockets for the lug nuts is all.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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I asked Reese that question when I picked up the trailer and he said English. But as Jim said, there are few nuts and bolts, mainly screws and the ones Escape uses are square drive. I have used an adjustable wrench a few times on the water and gas fittings while doing some mods to the trailer.

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Make sure to get a multi-bit screwdriver that includes #1 and #2 box ends. That's all you'll see inside.

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Old 05-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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Make sure to get a multi-bit screwdriver that includes #1 and #2 box ends. That's all you'll see inside.

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The original name for what you call a box end or square drive screw is the Robertson - another great Canadian invention. If I could only use one screw type it would be a Robertson for many reasons.
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Yes .... One the the best Canadian inventions !!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:14 PM   #7
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Yeah Bruce, get it right, eh!
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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The things one learns on this forum!! I'm betting my contractor friends know the formal name, but that it's a Canadian invention, possibly not so much. Useful information for winning bets around the campfire during hunting season...
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and, the reason the Robertson hasn't invaded the U.S. ?
The Phillips was invented for the auto industry, so that inept plant workers could attach car parts without wrecking them, since the Phillips screw released from the driver before damage could be done.
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Even more grist for the campfire mill! Does the Canadian auto industry use the Robertson or the Phillips? I can't imagine the auto makers using one in one country and another in the other, but stranger things have happened.
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