Hello LJ – I’ve received a very warm welcome, and many people have left comments in my profile. It’s nice to find a community like this where people are actually polite and aren’t laughed at for being that way.
I’d like to enlist your help if possible. I am in the process of reviewing my current tool kit, and I’ve come across a few things I’d like to replace, but can’t find a good source for.
The first thing is Screwdrivers. I have more than I can remember, probably in the range of 75 or so that I’ve collected over the past 15 years. I have a set of Craftsman ones with the clear handle and rounded end. They have a feature that I really like – squared shafts. I have another set of black Craftsman Professional ones that have a black hex shaft, with a rubberized handle that isn’t too uncomfortable. My problem is that I can’t find replacements for the black ones in the same style. If I could, I would snap up a few kits to keep in case I cut into one again (long story!).
I have a set of Stanley Torx drivers that have a rounded triangular handle that are very comfortable. I have seen that Lee Valley have a set like this for Square, Slotted, and Phillips, but no Torx or Hex. They have a wooden handle which I really like, but round shafts.
Do any of you know of a source for sets or individual screwdrivers that have the following features?
- Rounded triangle handles made from a dark wood like these – http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=32208&cat=1,43411,43417&ap=2
- A hex or square shaft (stainless)
- A good quality product
- Available in Square, Slotted, Phillips, Hex, and Torx
Alternatively, a black shaft with a light colored wood handle
I prefer to buy American, but I’ll take what I can get if it’s a good quality product.
Thanks in Advance,
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