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Old 06-13-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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Seems like someone's finally made a set of screwdrivers that might actually last, considering how I use (abuse) them:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...509&lpage=none
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:43 PM   #2
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Ain't those the ones with the steel shaft that's connected to the striking head? As in you can get zapped if you're touching the striking cap?
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Ain't those the ones with the steel shaft that's connected to the striking head? As in you can get zapped if you're touching the striking cap?
Yes, but that causes me to ask what you'd ever do that for?

I'm thinking more along the lines of a purposed "beater screwdriver".
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I don't own them, I just remember them being talked about on another thread for just this reason.
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If you are stupid enough to use those screwdrivers on energized circuits - you deserve what you receive.

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I keep a beating screwdriver in my tool bag and use the good one in my pouch for beating, does that make sense?
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I keep a beating screwdriver in my tool bag and use the good one in my pouch for beating, does that make sense?
No, not really...but most of my beaters started off as good screwdrivers at some point. I have had a Klein screwdriver I use as a beater daily for 7 years or so.
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Doesn't anybody have any safety rules to follow regarding hand tools?
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Yeah, pointy end faces away from you.
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Ohhh right, got to remember to carry a cold chisel and ball peen hammer in my pouch for tightening those pesky 1/2" locknuts...
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I have had the same beater Klein for 8 years now. A little touch on the grinder keeps it useful for turning screws as well..
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I own a pair.

They're not that great honestly, the tips on the flathead is already dented and I've only had them for a few months. Plus the top cap doesn't seem like it's made of a very hard steel since it dents almost as soon as your start beating on it.

I bought a mechanic's screwdriver that was cheaper and lasted longer than this.

Only reason why I scrapped that was because the top of the handles was made of this weird dark clear plastic that split in half one day, otherwise I really liked it.

My review? I wouldn't recommend them.

I think Wiha makes set with a striking cap. I would suspect theirs are of better quality.

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Seems like someone's finally made a set of screwdrivers that might actually last, considering how I use (abuse) them:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...509&lpage=none
At $8.00 for a pair I am sure they are top quality.
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Well they look like junk !

Ill stick with my KLEINS or any thing i can find made in the USA.

Ya see now that HD and LOWES has took over the tool bussiness were going to get junk made cheap tools made by under fed children in china .

If you need a beater just use your helpers tools .Take care
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I haven't bought a Stanley tool in years since I heard they moved their corporate headquarters off shore to avoid paying taxes in the U.S.
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Some Wiha/Witte screwdrivers have the metal shaft going all the way through and exposed on the handle end. It's just not a mushroom like on theses Stanleys.
The steel is incredibly tough also.
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Seems like someone's finally made a set of screwdrivers that might actually last, considering how I use (abuse) them:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...509&lpage=none

I have the straight bladed model since the beginning of the year and have been beating on it regularly since then with no damage to the tip or handle. It works nice as a small pry bar as well.
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I couldn't agree with you more. I remember the thread about that issue and thought you just have to be smarter than what you are working with.
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I have the straight bladed model since the beginning of the year and have been beating on it regularly since then with no damage to the tip or handle. It works nice as a small pry bar as well.
Really?

Like I said, my cap is very dented which leaves some sharp knicks around the edges, the handle around the shaft has come a little loose, and the tip is dented.

I'm gonna look into those Wihas.

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