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Old 06-25-2009, 05:40 PM   #101
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It cracks me up to read the banter about fishing from a bunch of yankees. Bring your 14 weight fly rods and 20# class tackle to Florida. I can put you on big Bass from our lakes, and any saltwater species you want just off of Cocoa. I use 20# class spinning gear for Sailfish and Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna, and the fly rod for Tarpon. The amusing fact is I use heavier tackle for Bass fishing but because of the cover I fish.

But when I get serious I use a 60" freeshafting speargun by Spearfishing Specialities, and 120 cubic ft tanks.
yeah you tell them damn yankees greg! Saltwater fishing is gay!
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:49 PM   #102
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yeah you tell them damn yankees greg! Saltwater fishing is gay!
I do it all, fresh and salt. The only species worth while, up north, is the Bluefin tuna.

If you think saltwater fishing is easy, try pulling a bait and switch on a hungry Sailfish.
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When I did resi. piece work, these were mandatory!
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But these "whirlybirds" or "offset screwdrivers are the best. I keep one in my toolbelt. And I use the phillips one as well.
Absolutely! PJ hates them, but I love them. After a couple of minutes, you can use them with only one hand.
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Absolutely! PJ hates them, but I love them. After a couple of minutes, you can use them with only one hand.

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Those screwdrivers are great for buying them and leaving them in your toolbox for almost 10 years. I know someone who did this.
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Those screwdrivers are great for buying them and leaving them in your toolbox for almost 10 years. I know someone who did this.
I use them everytime I wear my tool belt.
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I use them everytime I wear my tool belt.
I actually forgot I even had one until I was rooting around in my roll-away tool box and found it in there and I thought of this thread. Maybe I'll find a use for it one of these years.
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I actually forgot I even had one until I was rooting around in my roll-away tool box and found it in there and I thought of this thread. Maybe I'll find a use for it one of these years.
I STILL don't get why a bent screwdriver is better than a straight one
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I STILL don't get why a bent screwdriver is better than a straight one
Apparently you either like them or you don't.
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I STILL don't get why a bent screwdriver is better than a straight one
Have you tried using one?
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You might beat me stupid, but you'll never beat me with an offset compared to a straight shaft and a two handed twist. To me, it's just one more thing to lug around
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Have you tried using one?
Nope.. but I will get one and try it out. I will shut up now
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You might beat me stupid, but you'll never beat me with an offset compared to a straight shaft and a two handed twist. To me, it's just one more thing to lug around
that may be true for a plate screw as it doesn't take much torque to unscrew it, but how about screwing a device into a plastic box? My offset will beat your two wrists everytime. And by the way I would beat you also taking out the plate screws or putting them back in. I'm fast as hell with these offsets son!
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Nope.. but I will get one and try it out. I will shut up now
There's a couple tricks to them.

First, when you look at it from the side, you will notice the two ends are not parallel. This is there for a reason. When you put it in your hand, the line of the handle will end up in your wrist. Don't make the mistake of trying to move your whole arm..... just twist from your wrist.

Second, like any screwdriver, you must apply pressure on the screw. They will cam out just like any driver.
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There's a couple tricks to them.

First, when you look at it from the side, you will notice the two ends are not parallel. This is there for a reason. When you put it in your hand, the line of the handle will end up in your wrist. Don't make the mistake of trying to move your whole arm..... just twist from your wrist.

Second, like any screwdriver, you must apply pressure on the screw. They will cam out just like any driver.
Thanks Ken.. tips on how to use a tool coming from a tool is a win/win
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Thanks Ken.. tips on how to use a tool coming from a tool is a win/win
Also, get the #2 Phillips and the 3/16" straight. I've never used my #1 Phillips (too small) or my 1/4" straight (loo large).
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You might beat me stupid, but you'll never beat me with an offset compared to a straight shaft and a two handed twist.
Oh, yes, I will. I've had speed tests with others who have poo-poo'ed the swivel driver.

I can drive two device 6-32's faster than anyone else could drive one manually. I can even beat most electric screwdrivers.
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that may be true for a plate screw as it doesn't take much torque to unscrew it, but how about screwing a device into a plastic box? My offset will beat your two wrists everytime. And by the way I would beat you also taking out the plate screws or putting them back in. I'm fast as hell with these offsets son!
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