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Forum topic by HokieKen posted 06-21-2016 03:16 PM 5779 views 1 time favorited 207 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HokieKen

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06-21-2016 03:16 PM

Ever since the Screwdriver Swap we recently finished, I’ve had several people ask where I got the bare drivers. We got them by doing a group purchase from Grace USA who makes some excellent drivers but doesn’t typically offer them for sale un-handled. Unfortunately there just isn’t anyone who offers much in the way of un-handled drivers. Lee Valley has some, but the selection is pretty sparse and they don’t appear to be re-stocking the ones that are sold out.

So… I reached out to Dan Morrison (president of Grace USA) who we worked with during the swap and he’s willing to make some shafts for a group purchase again. Hurray! :P If you want to see the sizes and types they make take a look at their site.

So, I’m posting this thread to gauge the interest on the site to see if we have enough people willing to buy to proceed with setting up another purchase with Dan. Price will depend on volume and exactly what is included in the sets we’re buying. For the swap, we bought PH1, PH2, PH3 and 6,8,10 Flat and IIRC, it was $14.00 per set + shipping. So the cost is extremely reasonable and they came with the steel ferrules.

If you’re interested in purchasing drivers, post what types and sizes you would want. Also indicate whether you’re just thinking about it or definitely willing to commit. I’ll have to gather everyones $ before placing the order to ensure I don’t get stuck holding the bag for a bunch of sets people decided not to pay for. But for now, let’s just see what the sets will consist of and what actual cost is. Then we’ll start getting commitments :)

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#1 posted 06-21-2016 03:31 PM

I would probably buy a set of the square shanks if they will do that.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 06-21-2016 04:34 PM



I would probably buy a set of the square shanks if they will do that.

- jmartel

Yep, I’m hoping enough people want the square drives to get them in there too.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 06-21-2016 04:48 PM

I doubt there will be enough interest, but would love to get a set of shanks for either the Pistolsmith set (HG-7) or Original Gun Care set (HG-8).

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#4 posted 06-21-2016 06:38 PM

I’ve been a long time lurker, but just registered to hopefully get in on the group buy as I’ve been searching for a quality shank set of drivers for ages.

I’d be interested in a set or two of the 6 offered for the swap to keep around the house/garage, but would really like a full set of their 6 piece slotted, (SD-6), 5 piece philips (SD-P5) 3 piece square recess (SR-3) and maybe the 6 piece micro (MS-6). But understand that that’s probably a lot more then most are looking for, I also have this strange habit where everything has to be in matching sets.

Three slot, three square, three phillips would be a great in between and cover 95% of the screws I usually deal with.

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#5 posted 06-21-2016 06:45 PM

Personally, for the quality of the product and the price, I’d go for the full sets of flat, phillips and square drives as well. I’d even pick up the pistol and gun care drivers in addition if there is enough interest.

It seems interests vary, so keep requests coming. When we get an idea of the # of people, I’ll go back to Grace and see if we can make a couple of sets available instead of everyone getting the same drivers.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 06-21-2016 07:08 PM

I would consider buying the complement of the swap screwdrivers. I.E. the other three flats and 2 philips.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#7 posted 06-21-2016 07:20 PM

I would buy 1 or 2 sets, depending on what included in the sets.
Richard (Springfield ,Or)

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#8 posted 06-21-2016 07:29 PM

I’m interested in a full set of each of the slotted, phillips and square drives. It doesn’t look like they have any torx or I’d take a set of those too.

-- 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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#9 posted 06-21-2016 07:34 PM

I would commit to two sets of these six that were in the swap.

PH1, PH2, PH3 and 6,8,10 Flat

But, even if Grace, or a majority, was to say no these and yes to another style I’m still in.

-- AP--I thought growing old would take longer.

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#10 posted 06-21-2016 08:26 PM

I would love to get at least one set used in the swap.

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#11 posted 06-21-2016 08:33 PM

I’m down for a set of the square drivers. Might even grab an extra set of the swap drivers just to have down the road.

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#12 posted 06-22-2016 12:02 AM

I would be interested in at least two sets of the swap group. I missed out on the swap and was wondering how to go about getting a set or two of the bare shafts.

Thanx, Ken.

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#13 posted 06-23-2016 03:54 PM

Okay, I’ve been e-mailing with Dan and it looks like we may be able to order individual shafts instead of all purchasing the same set of the same shafts. Which is awesome! Only caveat is that we have order a minimum of 10 pieces of each shaft in order for it to be worthwhile for them to do a run.

I’m waiting for Dan to send me a list of all the shafts that will be available to us and a price list. I’ll update with all the information when I hear back from him.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#14 posted 06-23-2016 04:10 PM

Looking forward to hearing about this too.

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#15 posted 06-23-2016 04:15 PM

I would be interested in 1-2 sets of square drive. Thanks for looking into this Kenny!

-- Regards, Norm

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