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Old 10-22-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Looking for some good nutdrivers that have a hollow shaft and rubber handles. I know klein makes some but the 7 pc. set is a little spendy. Craftsman used to make some where the rubber handle was colored according to the size. I can't seem to find those and would love to get some like that.

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
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I have a set of VACO nutdrivers and I really like them...I bought them at an air conditioning supply house. By the way, they have plastic handles.

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stanley colored vinyl nut drivers for sale here
http://www.stanleytools.com/default....Nut+Driver+Set
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Whatever you get, make sure they're hollow shaft. I still carry Klein nutdrivers.
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Looking for some good nutdrivers that have a hollow shaft and rubber handles. I know klein makes some but the 7 pc. set is a little spendy. Craftsman used to make some where the rubber handle was colored according to the size. I can't seem to find those and would love to get some like that.

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Craftsman does not make the set with the full colored rubber handle anymore, but before you buy Klein sears does have a 7pc craftsman set that has rubber handles and is only $40.00,with full lifetime warranty. At least this set still has the full color tops of the handles, like the older Kleins.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...26+Accessories
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I need a 9/16 driver, but I haven't found one that wasn't on-line, yet.

Might have to take a trip to a supply house, but the stuff there tends to be really expensive.
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I need a 9/16 driver, but I haven't found one that wasn't on-line, yet.

Might have to take a trip to a supply house, but the stuff there tends to be really expensive.
i got mine at beermans - and yes it was pricey

what do you need a 9/16 for?
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I got my 9/16" here: http://www.mytoolstore.com/klein/630.html

To be honest, I just don't use it too much. A 9/16" bolt is too big to be hand tightening with a screwdriver type tool. The only benefit I've found is to be able to reach inside of strut, but you could do that with a 9/16" socket on a 3" inch extension with a ratchet. Just my opinion.
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I got my 9/16" here: http://www.mytoolstore.com/klein/630.html

To be honest, I just don't use it too much. A 9/16" bolt is too big to be hand tightening with a screwdriver type tool. The only benefit I've found is to be able to reach inside of strut, but you could do that with a 9/16" socket on a 3" inch extension with a ratchet. Just my opinion.
Well, putting up racks is exactly what I use them for, and between buying a socket set, and a single nut driver, for now I'll go with the nut driver. I'm not exactly rolling in dough over here.
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Well, putting up racks is exactly what I use them for, and between buying a socket set, and a single nut driver, for now I'll go with the nut driver. I'm not exactly rolling in dough over here.
I wouldn't trust a rack that was only tightened with a nutdriver. FWIW, when building racks, you could always tighten the nut on the outside of the strut so there is no need to get the nutdriver in there to tighten the one on the inside.

I definitely understand the money issue. I bought a Husky ratchet set from HD for $30, it has about 40 pieces, both 1/4" and 3/8" and both metric and us standards.

The nutdriver is going to cost you over half of that and only give you one purpose. Hell, I'm sure you could buy a ratchet, extension, and 9/16" socket for less than the nutdriver.
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both metric and us standards.
U.S. standards.
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I actually gave that one away. I originally wrote "idiot American" but I changed it so I didn't anger anyone.
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i dont think i have ever not had a socket set in my adult life... come to think of it i dont think ive been without a socket set since i was 14 years old
you should tighten up racks with a socket not a nut driver - but cash is an issue trust me i feel ya
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Normally when racking I use a 9/16" open ended and tighten the bolt on the outside of the strut.

In reality, I've never come into a situation where I had to tighten the bolt on the inside of the strut except when bolting the strut directly to the wall.
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I need a 9/16 driver, but I haven't found one that wasn't on-line, yet.

Might have to take a trip to a supply house, but the stuff there tends to be really expensive.
Klein makes one. Bought it from my local supply house. Never really had a use for it though.
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We have been using them a lot, on this job.

The one guy that has one is always passing it around.

I just tighten it from one side if they're hanging by all thread like you said, I don't see any reason to try to do more than that. Plus you can get some good torque just from a pair of channellocks. I believe, more important than anything else, is that the drop-in anchors, and the all thread are secure. Doesn't matter how much I tighten those nuts if the **** is just gonna slip out of the ceiling.
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I love my klein nutdrivers. I've had them a long time. I don't use them all that much, but they always ride with me. The color coding has worn off the ends and I've found that I miss that.
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I have the hard plastic Craftsman nutdrivers and they seem to work fine. They survived -52 degree winter, where the vinyl ones tend to peel apart in the cold.
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I have the hard plastic Craftsman nutdrivers and they seem to work fine. They survived -52 degree winter, where the vinyl ones tend to peel apart in the cold.
It's amazing what people will put up with just to squeeze some oil from sand.
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The 9/16" nutdriver is good for "control nuts" around toggle switches, potentiometers, volume knobs, spring wound timers, etc.
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