Camera Plates: Allen Wrenches vs. Philips w/Flathead Slot (Kirk? RRS? Etc?)

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Camera Plates: Allen Wrenches vs. Philips w/Flathead Slot (Kirk? RRS? Etc?)
Jul 30, 2014

Does anyone know of any Universal Camera Plates, which use Philips, Flathead, or... preferably... a Philips w/Flathead slot (where one of the Philips slots goes across the screw)?  Does anyone else have a tendency to lose their Allen wrench?  

[I'd really love it if there was a Manufacturer of plates and L-plates who gave an option to use an ordinary Philips w/Flathead slot hybrid screws, instead of Hex screws that require Allen wrenches that are disappear left and right.  Its not like they can't make an equally compact, right-angled Flathead or Philips for the camera bag.  Im just kinda tired of spending 30 minutes looking for a specific Hex key, just because a wrench I use only once a month or less went missing and it happens to slide somewhere I can't see.  So I'm looking for plate screws that are more universal, where I could use a butter knife in a pinch if need be!]

As far as I'm concerned, Hex screws are highly unfriendly and anti-user convenience.  Some kind of illusion of being tighter, but only because it's so accessible without the right tool, not because it actually is tighter or safer at all than any other screw head type.

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