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Thread: Screwdriver set for car use

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    Yes they still have them now, if it isn't broke, why change it?
    Why indeed? Too much good **** gets tossed because it is the thing to do regardless how well designed & useful it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post
    Well... you guess it guys and girls. Particularly those of you who have been reading my neglected build thread.

    It's time for another...


    TOOL REVIEW
    Wiha 28394 7 Piece Insulated Pop Up Screwdriver Set

    Attachment 166662

    Picked up one of these for a job, but it has found duty in the landy tool bag for any maintenance and other duties.
    Pretty nifty and compact- about the size of a standard screwdriver with less of a shank length on it.
    Quality little bits which are stored in an pop-out holster within the handle- Philips 1-3 and a assortment of different size flats. I'd like to replace one with a suitable size Torx for the puma, IMO having 4 different size flats is wasted on me.
    It also has a nifty locking feature on the business end that prevents the bits coming out when used in position.
    Comfortable to use, thicc enough to get a good grip/rotation when needed, and the holster part also fits in the palm to allow a twist and push action, if that's your thing.

    I reach for this before I grab for any of the stanley or crescent screwdrivers. Even the stubby ratchet screwdriver I have takes a back-seat to this one.
    I have something similar to this except the 6 shafts with tips (3 Philips, 3 flat) are housed in the handle.

    A slot in the the outer locking ring is turned to line up with the required bit, you flick it and the shaft comes out on an angle then clicks back in the centre of the handle where it is held magnetically in a square drive.

    I've had this for 25 years and it is a quality item. Only one of the flats has been slightly damaged in that time and it lives under the driver seat in the POS, so no need to access the toolbox in the back. That's where the big Oz made blue and yellow Stanley ones are, with some others that also don't get used often.

    I'll have a look on it for a brand. Came from a tool shop in south Melby a long time ago.

    DL

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    I think the best screwdrivers I have found is the WERA brand as opposed to the WIHA brand that are also good, they look like they are made by the same the manufacturer.

    Surprisingly Bunnings sell them here in the West. Look for the ones with lazer etched tips that pull the driver into the screw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussearcher View Post
    Trout,
    Yup! And I can tell the difference between PH and PoziDrive... Point taken though, use the correct (and correct size) tool for the job. I just find the Stanley PH's chew out quite quickly.
    A
    When I did my apprenticeship in Switzerland it was drummed into us that the European norm was Phillips heads were used on electronic stuff all others were posi-drive but never ever take it for granted as itís the best way (not the only way) of stuffing a good screwdriver and unlike you aussesearsher Iíve had many arguments with tradies on this subject, most being of the opinion that there are only two different types of screws flat and philips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenl View Post
    I think the best screwdrivers I have found is the WERA brand as opposed to the WIHA brand that are also good, they look like they are made by the same the manufacturer.

    Surprisingly Bunnings sell them here in the West. Look for the ones with lazer etched tips that pull the driver into the screw.

    Agree about the Wera brand.
    they have a tang through option so you can use a hammer on them if needed to jolt a screw loose. Also have hardened tips.
    good value.
    Warren

    2003 D2a Update TD5 Auto. Platinum edition. ARB Bar, 36" LED light bar, cargo barrier, dual batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    Iím still using the Turner screwdrivers (flat and Phillips) I was given as part of my toolkit by my employer when I was a trainee radio tech in 1965.


    They were probably Made In Australia back then in the good olde days.

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