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Doug Lax 07-11-2019 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 62caddy (Post 970645)
:thumbsup:

you beat me to it:thumbsup:

Formerly YB-2 10-24-2019 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 970527)
Some tools are seriously great help and quickly become favorites. Such is the case with me and the the Dewalt 8V Gyroscopic electric screwdriver. With precision adjustable slipper clutch to tighten at just the right torque, so as not to crack plastic plates or strip screws or threads, to the very natural “flick of the wrist” gyroscopic/variable speed control, instead of push buttons, this has become indispensable for me.

There are evenings when I’m assembling my hobby stuff like model truck/scale bead-lock wheels for example and that entails approximately 125 small screws. Talk about carpal tunnel :D This Dewalt beauty lets me get it done in a fraction of the time with ultra precision. Bravo Dewalt :thumbsup:

https://www.dewalt.com/products/powe...y-kit/dcf680n1

They come in 1 or 2 battery kits. One needs 1/4 drive accessories for it. :yes:

Skil offers a similar model. Great for removing all the small screws when one wants to remove the cover on their amp and see what 'makes it tick........'

For manual screwdrivers, its tough to beat a set from Wheeler..........
https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Screw...8TF3J1RRF4XXBA

bILLwOJO 05-01-2020 01:18 PM

As a industrial machine tool service tech I have used a lot of different screwdrivers and the best I have found by a wide margin are the Swiss made PB Baum drivers. Attention to detail is excellent.
A conventional flat blade screwdriver is ground to a wedge shape and chrome plated will "cam out" when high torque is applied. This will damage or destroy the screw head.
The Swiss made PB Baum driver is wedge shaped till it nears the tip and than is straight at the end. It is also black oxided at the end so it is not slippery like chrome. End of buggered up screws!
For years I used to regrind my flat blade screw drivers to the same geometry that PB Baum uses, now I can just buy them.

BillWojo

Masterlu 05-01-2020 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by bILLwOJO (Post 1003588)
As a industrial machine tool service tech I have used a lot of different screwdrivers and the best I have found by a wide margin are the Swiss made PB Baum drivers. Attention to detail is excellent.
A conventional flat blade screwdriver is ground to a wedge shape and chrome plated will "cam out" when high torque is applied. This will damage or destroy the screw head.
The Swiss made PB Baum driver is wedge shaped till it nears the tip and than is straight at the end. It is also black oxided at the end so it is not slippery like chrome. End of buggered up screws!
For years I used to regrind my flat blade screw drivers to the same geometry that PB Baum uses, now I can just buy them.

BillWojo

Never heard of these before. I just bought this set;

https://www.amazon.com/PB-Swiss-8242...i&sr=1-1-fkmr0

Thanks! :ok:

PHC1 05-01-2020 02:11 PM

There are quite a few very high quality brands out there. Vessel, Facom, Wiha, Wera, Klein, PB Swiss , Bondhus and even the Japanese Nepros if one can find them. :thumbsup:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....AC_SL1000_.jpg

Antonmb 05-01-2020 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 1003590)
Never heard of these before. I just bought this set;



https://www.amazon.com/PB-Swiss-8242...i&sr=1-1-fkmr0



Thanks! :ok:



Ivan, you must have a special rider on your homeowners just for your screwdriver collection.

Masterlu 05-01-2020 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Antonmb (Post 1003597)
Ivan, you must have a special rider on your homeowners just for your screwdriver collection.

True dat! :laughin:

cleeds 05-01-2020 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bILLwOJO (Post 1003588)
... A conventional flat blade screwdriver is ground to a wedge shape and chrome plated will "cam out" when high torque is applied. This will damage or destroy the screw head.
The Swiss made PB Baum driver is wedge shaped till it nears the tip and than is straight at the end. It is also black oxided at the end so it is not slippery like chrome. End of buggered up screws! ...

Don't get me started! What is it with slotted head screws???? Why on earth would anyone choose to use such a screw given all of the alternatives: Robertson, Torx, Allen head, hex head, spline, polydrive and so many others. Even a Phillips head is better than a slotted head.

I've said for years that if I ever wake up and find that I've been named King, my first royal act will be to outlaw all slotted head screws across the land!

I know this is the Friendly Forum so I'm sorry if I sound annoyed by this. But really, it's the third millennium. Maybe after we've overcome Covid 19 we can turn our attention to the nasty slotted screw. We all deserve better.

Formerly YB-2 05-01-2020 09:34 PM

A good hollow-ground blade makes slotted screws much easier to work with.

cleeds 05-03-2020 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Formerly YB-2 (Post 1003628)
A good hollow-ground blade makes slotted screws much easier to work with.

Quite so! But there are still so many alternatives to the slotted screwhead.


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