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Old 04-11-2014, 06:27 PM   #11
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Have you a large camera store ( one the pros would go to ). Or movie or theatrical supply store?
Won't find it at Home Depot to my knowledge.
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:29 PM   #12
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BTW, I did manage once to peel a bit of wall paper off in a hotel ballroom. Taped my light stand to the wall. I shouldn't have pulled it off so quick.
Must have been the wall paper. Not my fault.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:46 PM   #13
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tapemonster.com, is a pretty good source for gaff. Also available from Guitar Center, Sam Ash, or your local PA/music equipment store.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:47 PM   #14
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The two most common sizes are 2 & 3, that's green handle and red handle or just carry a mulit-bit screwdriver.
While I agree that the green and red coded sizes of Robertson are the most common, they are #1 (green) and #2 (red). #3 (black) is only used on quite large screws, #0 (yellow) shows up on some small electronic gear, and there are smaller sizes that are rare. Carry a #2 and that covers most screws used in cabinets and other woodwork, especially since current owners say that's what they're finding in their Escapes.

For a trailer, I like the multi-bit approach, and find the Picquic line - in sizes that use common 1/4" hex shank power driver bits so you can carry the sizes and types you want - to be convenient and solidly built.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #15
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A mechanically inclined wife and a 6pk of Molson Canadian hi-boys.
And if that fails maybe MSA or CAA.. or AAA .. will help.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:12 PM   #16
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I carry a set similar to this in my truck when I travel.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:38 PM   #17
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Extension Cord

I realize it is not quite a tool, but pretty close. Is an extension cord recommended for those campsite pedestals just out of reach of the 25' cable on the Escape? What should this cord be if the A/C might be running? So gauge, length and connectors are the question.
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The Robertson is the most secure and positive screw driving bit by far. Yes, it was invented by a Canadian. Get over it!


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I've told this story before, but worth repeating. Many years ago we had a Canadian tour show come through our theatre. We all complained about the strange screw heads that nothing would fit until we watched on of their crew stick a screw onto the bit, and drill it into a support at arms length away (and at a right angle). He grinned, and the next day we pushed our hardware supplier to find a source & switched to them. While a bit more expensive that the usual Phillips head screws we had been using, we probably saved most of the cost by not constantly needing to replace stripped bits.

A great invention, and I thank the Canadians for them!
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:02 PM   #19
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And the story I read as to why the U.S. ended up with Phillips screws is because of the auto industry.
The screwdriver slips out of the screw before the screw can be tightened so much that it damages the piece being installed.
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Old 04-12-2014, 10:48 AM   #20
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I always carry a universal repair tool. It works on metric, standard and any type of problem you may run into on your travels. It's also referred to as a hammer.
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