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PHC1 06-27-2019 06:34 PM

Favorite Screwdriver
 
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:

PHC1 06-27-2019 06:43 PM

:yes:

https://youtu.be/L1soGNKPHeg

Masterlu 06-27-2019 07:02 PM

I concur, this is a great tool. Amazon sells the kit at $99 which is a no brainer.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

jdandy 06-27-2019 07:21 PM

This is my favorite screwdriver. . :naughty:


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

Masterlu 06-27-2019 07:36 PM

Dan - 1

Serge & Ivan - 0


:laughin:

PHC1 06-27-2019 08:11 PM

Quote:

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


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

With that version, nothing gets done. Although I do like them myself. :yes:

mcpaf76 06-27-2019 08:15 PM

Nice screwdriver, I bought a cheap skil at Home Depot but it is mediocre at best. This could replace it.

mcpaf76 06-27-2019 08:21 PM

This is also superior to my Skil.
Quote:

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


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


-E- 06-27-2019 08:29 PM

Quote:

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


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


Had a few of these last weekend and can fully confirm nearly nothing gets done after "using" these.

Masterlu 06-27-2019 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by -E- (Post 970547)
Had a few of these last weekend and can fully confirm nearly nothing gets done after "using" these.

At least not correctly... :confused-18:

jdandy 06-28-2019 12:19 AM

Serge.......I didn't think my post would hijack your thread. Sorry.

PHC1 06-28-2019 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdandy (Post 970587)
Serge.......I didn't think my post would hijack your thread. Sorry.

I think we already had it covered at that point Dan. There is only so much that can be said about a screwdriver. :D No worries. :thumbsup:

jmw31 06-28-2019 06:48 AM

Added to wish list. Tools recommended on this site are making a larger percentage of my tool box each month.

damacman 06-28-2019 04:07 PM

I’m more of a Snap-on #2 Phillips guy ...

Although I do reach for the Porter Cable impact for bigger jobs - just never for electronics service as that’s hand tools only.

62caddy 06-28-2019 06:21 PM

Quote:

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


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

:thumbsup:

Masterlu 06-28-2019 07:37 PM

This is by far my favorite hand held screwdriver;

Bahco's 808050P Ratcheting Screwdriver w/ Pistol Grip

https://media.rs-online.com/t_large/F7630853-01.jpg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=21EMFKgL5Sc

https://www.amazon.com/Bahco-808050P...gateway&sr=8-4

Weirdcuba 06-28-2019 09:21 PM

Doesn’t one just hire someone if it requires a screwdriver ....??

crwilli 06-29-2019 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weirdcuba (Post 970673)
Doesn’t one just hire someone if it requires a screwdriver ....??



Not by default unless it also requires a lawnmower. ;)

Masterlu 06-29-2019 08:29 PM

If it can’t be fixed with Duct Tape or WD40, call in a Pro! :lmao:

jdandy 06-29-2019 09:28 PM

Universal repair tool. Can be used with a screwdriver.


https://content.artofmanliness.com/u...09/09/claw.jpg

Doug Lax 07-11-2019 04:13 PM

Quote:

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

you beat me to it:thumbsup:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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.

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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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 naďve 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

Quote:

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

Quote:

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 naďve 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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