Harbor Freight Free Screwdriver Holder

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-13-2013 08:08 PM 3777 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was packing up my free Harbor Freight screwdrivers to take to Az. and thought I should have a rack for them and oak is like gold in Az. So I found this piece of 3/4×3 x 10 1/4 in the firewood barrel and made this little holder. I cut out the bottom so you can see what kind of tip is on the particular screwdriver.
I made one of these before but this time I added two holes on the side for my awl and a Robertson square drive screwdriver. I drilled them in at 27 degrees and stopped before I hit the holes next to them.

Everyone gets these free screwdrivers at HF so if anyone wants to make one, I took a straight on shot so you can print it and just trace it. It will save a lot a drawing with a French curve. The holes are on 1 1/2” centers and the Phillips go in .250 holes and the flat blades go in .350 holes

This one will go in my work shop behind our park model.

It is finished with clear lacquer.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 08:17 PM

Nice and practical.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 09:30 PM

Nice job.

Now… How did you get the free screwdrivers at HF? Lol. Mine is an hour away. So I don’t go often. I did just finally get on their email list for some coupons.

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 09:36 PM

These are always handy to have around. A nice place to store em, and see em too.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 09:36 PM

Nice job! I have those same screwdrivers, just used them today! This is on my to-do list!

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#5 posted 07-13-2013 09:39 PM



-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 07-13-2013 09:55 PM

I have a set of those…mixed up in the drawers with all of my other screwdrivers. :-(

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 07-13-2013 10:10 PM

I remember the one for your motor home
I have three or four sets of these free drivers in a drawer.
I think it’s time to distribute them to other locations I do work at, like you.
Thanks for the tip.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#8 posted 07-14-2013 12:11 AM

Nice storage unit Jim.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#9 posted 07-14-2013 12:44 AM

My Jim you have been busy and what a nice screwdriver holder you have created!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 07-14-2013 02:11 AM

See, I knew there were other LJ’s with those sets of free screwdrivers!! Now you can have a set anywhere it can be handy!

Angie, you usually don’t get the free offer with the flyers that HF sends you. These come in newspapers and magazines. I have one for a free tape and a free flashlight right now. No more screwdrivers. When I get one, I’ll PM you for an address and send it to you. Find an old fart like me that gets the AARP paper. They are always in there. The value pak coupons that come in mail had one too.

Thanks, Eric. I was looking for that other one and could not find it on here. This newer one has the points sticking through farther and I can also put two other things in there I use a lot. Print that picture and just cut it out and you can make 3 or 4 for all the sets you have. change the size to get it 3” thick and it should be ready to cut out. Me, I save their flashlights. I must have 30 or more!!

I’m getting more organized in my old age and like to have tools out in the open. I used to dig through tool boxes for screwdrivers and wrenches- now they are all hanging out in front of me. The boxes are still full of them to take with when I have to go out to work outside my shop..

By the way, my sign off says “Learn Something New Every Day” and I did today!! I just got back from a car show and saw my first ever 1929 Roosevelt. It was made in Indy. by the Mormon(SP?) car company and was way ahead of it’s time. It had a straight 8 with a newer looking distributor with 2 sets of points- one for each of the 4 cylinders and the coolest thing was the button in the middle of the steering wheel You push it for the horn, pull it for the starter and turn it for the high beam, low beam and parkiing lights!! It has a big switch at the bottom of the steering column and still works great after 84 years.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 07-14-2013 02:28 AM

What a wondeful upgrade on those HF screwdrivers Jim….classy. Nice build sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 07-14-2013 03:09 AM

Wonderful holder

-- Norman

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#13 posted 07-14-2013 04:08 AM

I have about six of their free flashlights. If I build a rack I still need the screwdrivers. ha ha Nice job, good thinking Jim.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 07-14-2013 05:04 AM

Cool sure beats plastic.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 07-14-2013 08:53 AM

Great job on the screwdriver holder. One of these days I have got to find the time to get all my tools where I can find them. Hate to admit it but looking for a certain tool takes up a lot of my time and there are times i can’t even find them. Life would sure be a lot better if I took the time to make things like the screwdriver holder. Thanks for sharing.
Hope all is well with you and family.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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