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Online magellan

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Square Drive Centrotec bits
« on: May 17, 2017, 02:29 PM »
It seems simple enough right?  Search websites for Square Drive Centrotec Bits.  I can't find them if they are out there.   I thought I've seen them before or am I imagining things?  I have the Phillips, Slotted, Posi Drive bits but no square drives so I thought I'd look for the shorter and the longer ones to fit the Centrotec chuck. 

Thank you in advance for any help

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 02:34 PM »
I use the Atlas Tool Robertson bits. Very well made.

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 02:36 PM »
Festool does not make them as far as I know. They are not used in Europe.

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 02:47 PM »
Festool does not make them as far as I know. They are not used in Europe.

They have not made them as a regular catalog item, however there were square drive bits in the most recent Centrotec Set as I recall.
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 03:14 PM »
4" came in the set. Only time it was offered as far as I know.

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 03:22 PM »
Thank you for the info.  I thought I had seen them somewhere before.  Are they offered in the Installers Kit?   Since I've been looking at those maybe that is where it was. Oh well

Thanks guys

Offline justaguy

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 04:23 PM »
The 201312 kit includes the following


Description                 Qty
Square Drive #1–25 mm        5
Square Drive #2–25 mm        10
Square Drive #3–25 mm        5
Bit Square Drive #1–100 mm   1
Bit Square Drive #2–100 mm   1
Bit Square Drive #3–100 mm   1


Online magellan

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 05:59 PM »
That will work!!!   Il have to put a set of the Atlas in my cart.  So that is where I spotted the square/Robertsons in the Installers Kit. OK

Thank you again fellows. 

Offline Ken Barron

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 07:25 PM »
Snappy makes them in 6" length and 3" length. Works great, Ive used the same bit for about 3 years. Look on their website under the centrotec section.

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Re: Square Drive Centrotec bits
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2017, 10:17 AM »
I really like the Festool bits, they engage the head of the screw in a very positive manner. However, I have had issues with the #2 Phillips rounding out and the slotted blade bit chipping/breaking.

A great alternative are Apex bits, all are 1-piece machined bits made in the USA. They manufacture 18 different drive styles.
http://products.apex-tools.com/tools/bits

Here's their selection of square recess (Robertson) bits.
http://products.apex-tools.com/tools/bits/square-recess

I've also used their ACR® (Anti-Camout Rib) Phillips bit for removing corroded/painted Phillips fasteners. The ACR® bit has small ribs/teeth that bite into the defective fastener head.