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Old 05-01-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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I am interested to know what people regard as a high quality screw driver/screwdriver set.

A good set of screw drivers has been hard for me to find.

So far I only believe Wiha to be worthy.

Recently I had a guy from Snapon try to sell me a set of insulated screw drivers for AUS$316. (What The!?................!!!!!!! )

Was he taking the pi$$ with that quoted price!??

Any feed back on this subject would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2008, 05:38 AM   #2
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Wow, this is a very debated subject lately. I have always liked Klein and Whitte but, had an issue with Klein breaking as of late. Whitte and Wiha is still a good choice. Here are a couple good places to search price.
http://www.ktool.net/servlet/Categories
http://www.idealindustries.com/
http://www.specialized.net/ecommerce...tegory%5Fid=21
http://mytoolstore.com/
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"FACOM" used to be good, but now they are a "STANLEY TOOLS" company, so I guess they will end up the way of RK's latest "KLEIN" screwdrivers and break off all to easy.
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I can't see paying the price for snap on. Gatti's snap on insulated linemans were like $150. Our shop gets Klein insulated tool kits for @ $240, three screwdrivers and several pliers

http://www.mytoolstore.com/klein/33526.html

I haven't seen the Ideal screwdriver yet that some guys on here like. I like the feel of Klein, I hate the plastic handled Craftsman stuff.
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Thanks for the responses. I'm leaning still towards Wiha.
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I don't worry too much about long-term quality.

Within a year, mine are either lost, stolen or I've beat it to death with a hammer.
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I don't worry too much about long-term quality.

Within a year, mine are either lost, stolen or I've beat it to death with a hammer.

I still have tools from back when I helped out my grandfathr and uncles as a kid.
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I don't worry too much about long-term quality.

Within a year, mine are either lost, stolen or I've beat it to death with a hammer.

Hey Sparky save your nice screwdrivers from the hammer........ I find these extremely well built and works great with the hammer.




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Witte, Wera, Knipex, Etc.
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I still have tools from back when I helped out my grandfathr and uncles as a kid.
I carry one old (BIG phillips) wooden handled screw driver that I use maybe 2x a year. It is the last of a set that were among the first tools I bought with my own money (about 36 years ago now... gawd, I'm getting old guys).
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I carry one old (BIG phillips) wooden handled screw driver that I use maybe 2x a year. It is the last of a set that were among the first tools I bought with my own money (about 36 years ago now... gawd, I'm getting old guys).

Your just a baby, I have a 43yr old estwing, bought new for me to pull nails from forms
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What about Irazola Screwdrivers? Anybody have any remarks about those?
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What about Irazola Screwdrivers? Anybody have any remarks about those?
I might just buy a set and find out.
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For me it is a toss up between Wiha (Made in Germany) and Irazola (Made in Spain)
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Hey Gatti, do you ever use any of your tools?
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Recently I had a guy from Snapon try to sell me a set of insulated screw drivers for AUS$316. (What The!?................!!!!!!! )

Was he taking the pi$$ with that quoted price!??
That's all he wanted? I'm surprised he didn't ask for one of your kidneys too.

As I work in a shop that works on autos, Snap-On is all the rage here. I shake my head every day when I see the guys blow their wallets up on this stuff. For example, plier type crimpers by Ideal are $9 - the same thing by Klein is $23 - the same exact thing by Snap On a whopping $53!

Snap On is nice, but you can find equal or better quality stuff for half the price. Especially if you buy stuff online.

Snap off!

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That's all he wanted? I'm surprised he didn't ask for one of your kidneys too.

As I work in a shop that works on autos, Snap-On is all the rage here. I shake my head every day when I see the guys blow their wallets up on this stuff. For example, plier type crimpers by Ideal are $9 - the same thing by Klein is $23 - the same exact thing by Snap On a whopping $53!

Snap On is nice, but you can find equal or better quality stuff for half the price. Especially if you buy stuff online.

Snap off!

Have you seen the post with the $150 pliers? Snap on is out of line with their prices but as long as people buy their stuff it won't change. I think the Craftsman Professional line wrenches look like they come out of the same molds. With some tools the only thing that seems different is the model numbers.
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Apparently Klein has a recall on for their screwdrivers....saw a note at one of my suppliers about a recall but I did not see anything on Klein's website???
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Apparently Klein has a recall on for their screwdrivers....saw a note at one of my suppliers about a recall but I did not see anything on Klein's website???
We need details.
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I knew that would get your attention.
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