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Forum topic by Lazyman posted 06-05-2016 12:33 PM 475 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lazyman

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06-05-2016 12:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question screwdriver

I’ve been admiring all of the screwdriver pictures from the recent swap and I am thinking about trying my hand at making some myself because I am never that happy with the ones you can buy. They usually aren’t comfortable to use, the shanks are junk or both. I was wondering if some of you who have made some screwdrivers could tell me what you think are the best sources (suppliers and makes) for the shanks and other parts and why you think so. Any comments in hindsight about shanks you didn’t like are also appreciated. I am not equipped to make my own metal so will have to buy them.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.


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jeffswildwood

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 12:49 PM

It seems screwdriver shanks are hard to find. I never found anyone that sold them until a participant contacted grace tools. They agreed to sell them to us just for this swap. A lucky break for many of us as I envisioned having to remove the handles from another set just for the shanks. The grace shanks are really top notch and strong. Good luck finding some, maybe someone knows of another source.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 01:16 PM

Difficult to find is correct. Best of luck Lazyman.

On a different note why not sign up for the next swap and have some fun?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/163346

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Lazyman

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 01:33 PM



Difficult to find is correct. Best of luck Lazyman.

On a different note why not sign up for the next swap and have some fun?

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/163346

Voting ends today.

All are welcomed

- waho6o9

I’m definitely thinking about it.

So if they are hard to find then perhaps people can just weigh in with what they actually used to make theirs for the swap and whether they would do that again.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 06-05-2016 01:40 PM

Definitely do it again with Grace tools. Contact them and ask about a shank purchase and maybe

they can help you out or not, Mr. Morrison is great to work with:
http://www.graceusatools.com/contact-us.php

Dan Morrison, President
Phone: (231)264-8133
graceusa3@aol.com Location:
6322 Yuba Rd.
Williamsburg, MI 49690

HTH

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OSU55

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#5 posted 06-05-2016 02:18 PM

Lee Valley has them. They also have brass ferrules. I made a few using Harbor Freight screw drivers as donors, flatblade. The tips have held up fine. I hollow ground the tips for better engagement.

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