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Forum topic by hhhopks posted 10-15-2012 08:24 PM 700 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-15-2012 08:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools slot screw driver question

Am I just imagining it? The older screws often have thin slots such that modern standard screw driver wont’ work with it because it is too thick.

If I don’t have a matching older slot screw driver, it would seem that I would need to sharpen the tip to of my screw driver to get it to fit right.

Just need to be educated on the very basics.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#1 posted 10-15-2012 08:38 PM

You should use a driver that fits the slot, both in length an thickness.

You can surly dress the blade to fit. If you’re using a grinder, don’t let it get to hot as it will lose it’s temper. Files/stones could also be used.

-- Nicky

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