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Old 08-07-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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I was recently given a tool list by my new employer. On it, it says plate driver and I dont what this is. I tried googling it, but I could not find anything.

Does anyone know what it is ?
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:50 PM   #2
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Possibly this:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-To...6706/100352081
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I was recently given a tool list by my new employer. On it, it says plate driver and I dont what this is. I tried googling it, but I could not find anything.

Does anyone know what it is ?
I agree with nrp3, it's just a rapid driver.

I would get the one that takes multiple tips.
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Thanks Mechanical, eh?
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I would think it would be any flathead screwdriver that small enough for cover plates. The rapid driver would be my first choice and a regular straight shanked one as a back up. I worked with a guy who only referred to his as "my baby".
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If it's not a WWF wrestling move, I suspect also that it's any small screwdriver suitable for cover plates. Some guys favor those wiggly spinny screwdrivers, but I never got the hang of those things.
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Yup, weeky-weeky.. thatís the noise they make so thatís what we call them.
I have one of each, the replaceable tip ones stink..
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Yup, weeky-weeky.. thatís the noise they make so thatís what we call them.
I have one of each, the replaceable tip ones stink..
I love the one with replaceable tips, it let's you carry one instead of two in your pouch or pocket.


So many guys have problems with multi-tipped drivers and I wish I could understand why.
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If it's not a WWF wrestling move, I suspect also that it's any small screwdriver suitable for cover plates. Some guys favor those wiggly spinny screwdrivers, but I never got the hang of those things.
You need to develop a little more hand-eye coordination there bro, I'm so used to them I can run in or out on a straight slotted screw easily.
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You need to develop a little more hand-eye coordination there bro, I'm so used to them I can run in or out on a straight slotted screw easily.
So can I, with a normal flathead screwdriver. Lol

That gimmicky thing looks like it was from the 1700s.

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I love the one with replaceable tips, it let's you carry one instead of two in your pouch or pocket.


So many guys have problems with multi-tipped drivers and I wish I could understand why.
I donít like when the tip falls out.

When I wear the ones out I currently have, Iíll buy one with the replaceable tip. But since Iíve had these two for so long, I doubt Iíll ever wear them out
I only put them in my small pouch when I trim out, I never use a battery driver on those days, canít understand why people like to strip out screws & crack plates.
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I donít like when the tip falls out.

When I wear the ones out I currently have, Iíll buy one with the replaceable tip. But since Iíve had these two for so long, I doubt Iíll ever wear them out
I only put them in my small pouch when I trim out, I never use a battery driver on those days, canít understand why people like to strip out screws & crack plates.
It's a power tool addiction.
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I use my impact to install devices and terminate and a 6in cabinet tip for plates.

Goes pretty quick

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So can I, with a normal flathead screwdriver. Lol

That gimmicky thing looks like it was from the 1700s.
I don't care what it looks like it works well, requires no batteries, and can fit in a pocket without feelign like it pulls your down.

Sometimes those old standards beat the chit out of new things.
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I donít like when the tip falls out.

When I wear the ones out I currently have, Iíll buy one with the replaceable tip. But since Iíve had these two for so long, I doubt Iíll ever wear them out
I only put them in my small pouch when I trim out, I never use a battery driver on those days, canít understand why people like to strip out screws & crack plates.
AMEN brother!

That was a constant point of difference between Hack and myself.

I have never cracked a cheap plastic plate, scratched a plate, or stripped a screw with a regular driver.

Keep an impact for what it was designed for..torque.
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A trim screw driver! Can't we just call it a trim screwdriver?? Jeez!!
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Always called it a wiggly. I've only had the slotted tipped ones. Lose them often. Works great for plates and older device screws, ones that aren't stripped out anyway.
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I don't care what it looks like it works well, requires no batteries, and can fit in a pocket without feelign like it pulls your down.

Sometimes those old standards beat the chit out of new things.
I dont see how its any better or quicker then a regular screwdriver.

If this kid was smart, he'd just get a regular cabinet tip screwdriver.

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I like having both.
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