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Old 07-11-2019, 04:13 PM
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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 This Dewalt beauty lets me get it done in a fraction of the time with ultra precision. Bravo Dewalt

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.
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
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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.

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Old 05-01-2020, 01:41 PM
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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

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Old 05-01-2020, 02:11 PM
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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.

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



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



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Ivan, you must have a special rider on your homeowners just for your screwdriver collection.
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Ivan, you must have a special rider on your homeowners just for your screwdriver collection.
True dat!
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... 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.
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A good hollow-ground blade makes slotted screws much easier to work with.
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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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