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Blog entry by Unskilled posted 11-15-2009 01:08 AM 1291 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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,
Ryan

-- -- Northamptonshire, England -- USAF Veteran



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WayneC

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#1 posted 11-15-2009 01:16 AM

You could try Mcfeely's .

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papadan

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 02:37 AM

I have certain types that I prefer to use, like the orange handle Ridgid that is no longer made. E-bay is your friend, you can find any kind there, I just got another set of my Ridgids for $6 +4.50 shipping and the original price was 15.99.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Karson

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 03:23 AM

If you can find the shanks you could make your own handles.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 03:24 AM

craigs list/e-bay good luck

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 05:55 AM

these guys supply screw drivers for cornwell and matco tools maybe more. I use them at work and they are very good quality.
http://www.wihatools.com/

-- Jim in Cushing Oklahoma

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#6 posted 11-23-2009 01:36 AM

I just bought a set of channel lock brand from Sams club…. Very comfortable to grip, and heavy height to them.

Click here for the Sams link to them and at $20 I think they are a great deal. Hope this is what you are looking for.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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