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The Pozidriv screw type is patented, similar to cross-head but designed not to slip, or cam out. It has four additional points of contact, and does not have the rounded corners that the Phillips screw drive has. Phillips screwdrivers will usually work in Pozidriv screws, but Pozidriv screwdrivers are likely to slip or tear out the screw head when used in Phillips screws. Pozidriv was jointly patented by the Phillips Screw Company and American Screw Company. (From Answers.com) Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. ...

See also

  • Henry F. Phillips
  • Posidriv versus Phillips image

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Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (377 words)
The Pozidriv® is a type of screw head and screwdriver, jointly patented by the Phillips Screw Company and American Screw Company, the name is thought to be an abbreviation of positive drive.
The result of this is that the arms of the cross are parallel sided in the case of Pozidriv, and tapered in the case of Phillips.
The pozidriv screw can easily be distinguished by a line embossed in the screw head at 45 degrees to the slots for the driver.
Phillips or Pozidriv (734 words)
Development of a screw that would not "torque out"--the Pozidriv screw--came as the result of a joint effort of American Screw Company and the Phillips Screw Company.
Pozidriv screws also have slots cut into the face of the screw head to set them apart from Phillips screws.
Philips, Pozidriv and ACR Phillips II are registered trademarks of Phillips Screw Company.
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