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Old 08-04-2019, 10:31 PM   #21
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I came across another Yankee adapter, this one's made in Germany by the same company making the new hex chuck Yankee drivers. It's a collet type chuck, same one they have on the drivers.

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/...pterlarge.aspx

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Old 08-04-2019, 11:09 PM   #22
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I came across another Yankee adapter, this one's made in Germany by the same company making the new hex chuck Yankee drivers. It's a collet type chuck, same one they have on the drivers.

https://www.highlandwoodworking.com/...pterlarge.aspx

When I googled adapters originally the ones that looked like that came up for $49.95, I figured for that price I'd order the driver.

I've got the other one coming.
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:09 PM   #23
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The one I had in the 1950's was metal and the top screwed off to reveal stored bits in the handle.
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I can't see seriously carrying one around for anything besides the novelty.

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I can't see seriously carrying one around for anything besides the novelty.
Completely cordless an green.


Good for plate screws for those challenged with an offset driver.
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Good for plate screws for those challenged with an offset driver.
Yep, I used to use a yankee driver for plate screws, but once I discovered the wiggly, that's really even better. It's not really worth the weight to me to carry an impact when you're just terminating / trimming.

It is still useful to me with plastic anchors, I can carry the small SDS drill for the holes and drive the screws with the yankee, better than dragging around two power tools.

It's still worth carrying at times when it's not worth the weight to carry the impact.
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Yep, I used to use a yankee driver for plate screws, but once I discovered the wiggly, that's really even better. It's not really worth the weight to me to carry an impact when you're just terminating / trimming.

It is still useful to me with plastic anchors, I can carry the small SDS drill for the holes and drive the screws with the yankee, better than dragging around two power tools.

It's still worth carrying at times when it's not worth the weight to carry the impact.
I used the offset (wiggly) drivers forever and I'm still good with them for flat head screws. I did move up to the double ended bit style a while back.
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I used the offset (wiggly) drivers forever and I'm still good with them for flat head screws. I did move up to the double ended bit style a while back.
I love the flip bit wiggly. Great for trim out/punch list time.

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The last couple of threads about the old Yankee screwdrivers made me want to grab my dads to try it out. He had a few. Then I just figured I’d buy a used one for $25.00. I picked up the shorter 135A because I could see actual having it in an apron on trim out day. I might use it someday, but it probably is just a novelty. At least it doesn’t take up much room.
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I love the flip bit wiggly. Great for trim out/punch list time.

Yup and easier to carry than an impact.
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That ain't gonna cut it on my trim crew!
I need a 12 volt to install the devices. Way faster.
I'm very disappointed with the talk going on around here.

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That ain't gonna cut it on my trim crew!
I need a 12 volt to install the devices. Way faster.
I'm very disappointed with the talk going on around here.

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It's still worth carrying at times when it's not worth the weight to carry the impact.

I use a 2AH battery on my Milwaukee impact, it doesn’t weigh much and makes making up screw terminals a breeze.

That said, if I had a yankee, I’d carry it. Just because it’s cool and effective
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Have one that is stamped "Western Electric" .
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Have one that is stamped "Western Electric" .
This is the model i used back in the 60s as a Telco installer. The originals were made by Stanley. Now they cost $75, bet they were under $10 back then.

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