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Old 02-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #21
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I bought a couple sets of Wera screwdrivers, and at first they were great, until I spent a lot of time using them, and they make my hand cramp up. I went out and bought a brand new Klein 600-4 and have babied it to keep the tip nice and sharp, and can drive screws all day with the thing and have no hand problems at all. I still use the Weras for the #1 and #2 phillips, and the insulated screwdrivers are the cat's ass, but my main screwdriver will stay as Klein.

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:03 PM   #22
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I bought a couple sets of Wera screwdrivers, and at first they were great, until I spent a lot of time using them, and they make my hand cramp up. I went out and bought a brand new Klein 600-4 and have babied it to keep the tip nice and sharp, and can drive screws all day with the thing and have no hand problems at all. I still use the Weras for the #1 and #2 phillips, and the insulated screwdrivers are the cat's ass, but my main screwdriver will stay as Klein.
I hear you, I'm moving away from wera, and onto either Wiha, or Felo. That's why I like klein's journeymen drivers. It's a large, comfortable handle.
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I have a set of Wiha insulated drivers that have been used for more than a year at a copper mine. They are holding up like amazing for all they have been through.
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Go with a german screwdriver.

Seriously, I compared the two and the german's isn't tapered as much, "wider" if you will, and slips less out of the fastener.
I decided to go with a set of Felos. They should be arriving in a day or two. Just the regular ones but I'm thinking of getting the Wiha insulated set to compare.
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I just ordered a set of the Wiha red and black soft touch drivers... phillips, slotted and 1 and 2 robertson for 35 dollars. The insulated set i've been using are that good. I think i may have to try a couple Felo drivers as well, just to try them all.
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Wera originals are strong and durable, this laser edging they use colored in a goldish tone is horrible. They hold screws well for a couple uses but have no durability and the lasering wears down fast. And the larger drivers they have are uncomfortably large handled and the two biggest sizes they make have zero grip.

Give Felo screwdriver a chance, even their largest handle is comfy and they make all sizes with a rubbery grip and metal threw capped shaft it you like that. The absolute strongest driver I ever seen, even Klein in it's glory days couldn't stand with these tools. Ergo in a more subtle way than Wera's, Stronger than everything combined, and priced to buy.
Felo screwdrivers the best you will ever buy.
I completely agree. Best I've owned any everyone else who's borrowed one for a task loves them. I just put in a huge order on amazon for myself and a few guys on my job who wanted them.
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I just ordered a set of the Wiha red and black soft touch drivers... phillips, slotted and 1 and 2 robertson for 35 dollars. The insulated set i've been using are that good. I think i may have to try a couple Felo drivers as well, just to try them all.
Agree with ya on that. Got the insulated drivers a few years back for real cheap and Love them.
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The Wiha grip just seems to get softer and more tacky the more you use them, that and the tips hold up to anything i can throw at it. I don't use my screwdrivers for pounding or prying so i couldn't tell you how they hold up to that abuse.
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The Wiha grip just seems to get softer and more tacky the more you use them, that and the tips hold up to anything i can throw at it. I don't use my screwdrivers for pounding or prying so i couldn't tell you how they hold up to that abuse.
That's what hammers and pry bars are for!!
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Nice strong feel to them and comfortable. Honestly feel stronger than my kleins.
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Felo's are the best. I chiseled thinset off of multiple tiles one day last week, with a new Felo chisel driver and later that day a co worker joked how I have brand new tools, because I never use them and used that same Felo as his example of my new tools.
Simply said, Felo's are the best.
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Felo's are the best. I chiseled thinset off of multiple tiles one day last week, with a new Felo chisel driver and later that day a co worker joked how I have brand new tools, because I never use them and used that same Felo as his example of my new tools.
Simply said, Felo's are the best.
I read your prior posts and you sold me on them. You get commissions? Lol. What's the top of the line pliers and strippers in your opinion? I've been looking at the knipex side cutters and pliers and Klein strippers. Just wondering if there was
Something longer lasting.
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Felo's are the best. I chiseled thinset off of multiple tiles one day last week, with a new Felo chisel driver and later that day a co worker joked how I have brand new tools, because I never use them and used that same Felo as his example of my new tools.
Simply said, Felo's are the best.
Felo is the way to go haha love those things
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I read your prior posts and you sold me on them. You get commissions? Lol. What's the top of the line pliers and strippers in your opinion? I've been looking at the knipex side cutters and pliers and Klein strippers. Just wondering if there was
Something longer lasting.
Funny! I dont get a commission, age provides experience and I always loved trying out tools. My opinion Knipex is the best pliers brand and nothing comes close. Between Knipex, Felo, Bondhus, Bahco, and Lenox its impossible to have a better tool bag. Estwing for hammers, Komelon tape measures unless you need the fatmax standout.

As you can see I added in Bahco, now a snap-on brand not snap on made. I own their dykes which are optionally spring loaded, user decides at each use. A feature that sometimes saves fatigue of the hand emensly, but everything they make is top notch. I have a Bahco hacksaw from many moons ago that is in no way of failure, and their garden saws have stood up to father time. Brands are often user opinion, these are my opinions only. But I really hope you enjoy anything you buy I recommend.
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Knipex makes strippers. I dont use strippers, but get the pair you feel comfortable with. I find Croc's strippers to be comfortableif you use romex alot but see no difference in metal quality over crap brands like commercial electric at homedepot. Other wise stay with Knipex
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Knipex makes strippers. I dont use strippers, but get the pair you feel comfortable with. I find Croc's strippers to be comfortableif you use romex alot but see no difference in metal quality over crap brands like commercial electric at homedepot. Other wise stay with Knipex
I swear I'm like a female when it comes to shopping. I just wish there were stores around my area with all of these tools to get a good feel
For them. Lol. Oh well, time to buy some new toys! Thanks for sharing
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I have started using Snap-on screwdrivers at home...I still carry Kleins in my toolbag because I like the grips when working but the Snap-on tips are a lot nicer IMO.
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Let me know if you find a way to get the smell off of them! I love them to death, but the smell drives even my co-workers out of the room.
Got mine yesterday and you weren't joking...these things smell awful. Today's task is to de-funk so I can get to using them.
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I have the standard klein drivers. Grips are kool, blades stay sharp, a little more expensive then i would like but over all i like them. My only gripe would be the numbering system they use on the handle. I would like -1 or +2. They have 1 through 5 or somthing to that effect. Plus it wears off rather quick just from normal use. I have the milwukee 10 in 1 in my belt now and its holding its own. However the "stripper is b.s. and none of the nutt drivers fit a greenie . I think some felo's will replace the kleins by summer.
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The Jonard screwdrivers and nut drivers are similar to the Kleins. Wonder if they are any good?

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