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Puma Cat 05-03-2020 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 1003594)
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:

Personally, I'm a Snap-On kinda guy...here's my favorite screwdriver.

https://photos.imageevent.com/puma_c...crewdriver.jpg

DonBattles 05-03-2020 08:24 PM

Favorite Screwdriver
 
I’ve been using Facom for a while now and recently added a set of their insulated screwdrivers as well.

Doug Lax 07-17-2020 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by jdandy (Post 970537)
This is my favorite screwdriver. . :naughty:


https://i.pinimg.com/originals/74/98...58177029be.png


Dang I miss you !

thughes 07-26-2020 10:49 AM

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Dang I miss you !
... so do I.

cheater 08-07-2021 10:17 AM

Whatever screwdriver I'll use - it'll be VDE one. A VDE screwdriver saved my life once, and I'll be sticking with those. You ultimately never know when you'll need it. I bought the one that saved me on a whim >10 years prior to the near-accident. I was replacing the cable on a power strip (for a longer one) and opened the power strip... turns out it was still energized, and I was touching the ground with my left hand. If my right hand - which was touching the screwdriver shaft at the time - had been holding a non-VDE screwdriver, current would have gone straight through my heart and killed me. The RCD failed (it doesn't respond to the self-test button), the one hand rule failed, I wasn't even wearing shoes, and I forgot to pull the mains plug. Fortunately enough a bit of paranoia from over a decade ago prevailed and all that happened was that one of my fingers got a bit shocked.

Right now I prefer the Wera modular VDE precision screwdriver kit. They make a set where the insulation is flush with the shaft - so the shaft isn't thicker than the driving head. They're really comfortable and, of course, very safe.

PHC1 08-07-2021 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheater (Post 1042716)
Whatever screwdriver I'll use - it'll be VDE one. A VDE screwdriver saved my life once, and I'll be sticking with those. You ultimately never know when you'll need it. I bought the one that saved me on a whim >10 years prior to the near-accident. I was replacing the cable on a power strip (for a longer one) and opened the power strip... turns out it was still energized, and I was touching the ground with my left hand. If my right hand - which was touching the screwdriver shaft at the time - had been holding a non-VDE screwdriver, current would have gone straight through my heart and killed me. The RCD failed (it doesn't respond to the self-test button), the one hand rule failed, I wasn't even wearing shoes, and I forgot to pull the mains plug. Fortunately enough a bit of paranoia from over a decade ago prevailed and all that happened was that one of my fingers got a bit shocked.

Right now I prefer the Wera modular VDE precision screwdriver kit. They make a set where the insulation is flush with the shaft - so the shaft isn't thicker than the driving head. They're really comfortable and, of course, very safe.

Could have used a good insulated screwdriver some decades back when I decided to poke around the back of a CRT computer monitor and found out the hard way what a Flyback Transformer can do in terms of launching a naïve electronic tech/apprentice clear across the room and make them see Jesus as they peel themselves off the wall. :sigh:

Antonmb 08-07-2021 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by cheater (Post 1042716)
Whatever screwdriver I'll use - it'll be VDE one.


I’m guessing you had one or two other take-always besides choice of screwdriver[emoji41]

John49 08-08-2021 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by PHC1 (Post 1042745)
Could have used a good insulated screwdriver some decades back when I decided to poke around the back of a CRT computer monitor and found out the hard way what a Flyback Transformer can do in terms of launching a naïve electronic tech/apprentice clear across the room and make them see Jesus as they peel themselves off the wall. :sigh:



A Vox AC-10 guitar amp nearly took me out, in my teens…

Masterlu 08-08-2021 09:52 AM

My biggest shock was getting married.

:drums:

:D

cheater 08-08-2021 04:42 PM

Looks like my choice of screwdriver is promptly validated! Thanks!


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