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#177239 - 04/26/08 05:22 AM Wire-bending screwdrivers
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
These seem like a neat idea:

http://www.mytoolstore.com/klein/603-3b.html

Is anyone using these?

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#177243 - 04/26/08 07:25 AM Re: Wire-bending screwdrivers [Re: pauluk]
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Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 229
Loc: Kendall Park, NJ USA
I have a set of them, but the little tip seems to get in the way if you need the length. But they do work well, I typically use the little hole on my strippers

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#177245 - 04/26/08 07:39 AM Re: Wire-bending screwdrivers [Re: JCooper]
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Registered: 04/30/04
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Loc: Levittown, PA
 Originally Posted By: JCooper
I have a set of them, but the little tip seems to get in the way if you need the length. But they do work well, I typically use the little hole on my strippers


One person at school brought one in, no one likes it, including him! I'm with JC and use the "Loop" hole in my wire strippers.

Ian A.
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#177247 - 04/26/08 09:06 AM Re: Wire-bending screwdrivers [Re: Theelectrikid]
JValdes Offline
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Registered: 06/03/07
Posts: 308
Loc: South Carolina
Hole in strippers for me. Or jaw on the end of the stripper.

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#177248 - 04/26/08 10:33 AM Re: Wire-bending screwdrivers [Re: JValdes]
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Registered: 01/22/05
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Loc: Blue Collar Country
I have had the Klein version since it first came out ... and my Ideal drivers also have a similar feature in the handle.

In a decade of ownership, I've used the wire-bending feature exactly twice. At least, that is, for bending wire. I've used that little pin on the Klein to identify / sort out my toos from those of others many times \:D

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#177249 - 04/26/08 12:51 PM Re: Wire-bending screwdrivers [Re: renosteinke]
BigB Offline
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Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 727
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
That little pin can poke a nice hole in your hand if you happen to use the screwdriver for a chisel.

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#177252 - 04/26/08 01:49 PM Re: Wire-bending screwdrivers [Re: BigB]
judsin Offline
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Registered: 04/19/08
Posts: 24
Loc: SC
If? I think you mean when.

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#177253 - 04/26/08 04:20 PM Re: Wire-bending screwdrivers [Re: judsin]
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I have a straight blade one and I never knew what the pin was for:) Now I do, thanks Paul \:\) I'd let you know how it works but I rarely use solid wire

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