The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
Yesterday at 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
12/06/16 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
On Delay Relay with Auto Reset
by Potseal
12/01/16 09:59 AM
Wow, that was close!
by jraef
11/28/16 07:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 13
HotLine1 9
Texas_Ranger 8
sparkyinak 7
Trumpy 6
Who's Online
0 registered (), 238 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#56326 - 09/19/05 01:48 PM Screwdrivers
wv-wire-wrangler Offline
Member

Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Morgantown, WV
Hi again,

Here's my question.

What do you use for a "faster than usual" screwdriver?

What I mean is for putting devices (i.e. switches, receptacles) or faceplates on do you use klein speeddriver, Black & Decker battery screwdriver, small(12v) drill or something else?

I do understand that most recommend that you use a regular screwdriver for attaching the wire to screw-terminal, but as a sub question.

Do you or don't you us a power-driver for wire screw-terminals?
_________________________
Samuel A Mercure

Top
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Arc Flash Clothing, Gloves, KneePads, Tool Belts, Pouches, Tool Carriers, etc. etc....

#56327 - 09/19/05 01:53 PM Re: Screwdrivers
jw electric Offline
Member

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 108
Loc: Asheboro, NC
What do you use for a "faster than usual" screwdriver?

A helper.

_________________________
Mike

Top
#56328 - 09/19/05 01:58 PM Re: Screwdrivers
electure Offline

Member

Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
 Quote:
I do understand that most recommend that you use a regular screwdriver


You answered your own question.

Top
#56329 - 09/19/05 02:24 PM Re: Screwdrivers
Larry Fine Offline
Member

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 684
Loc: Richmond, VA
My power-tool choice is our B&D 6v pivoting 2-speed driver, seen here:
http://www.blackanddecker.com/BDConsumer...M/6/PD600_1.gif

For hand screwing (no comments, please!), I love my Klein Rapi-Driv speed drivers:
http://www.allsparestools.com/Images/Klein/KT682-6.jpg

Edited to change links to images

Edited to change them back

[This message has been edited by Larry Fine (edited 09-19-2005).]

[This message has been edited by Larry Fine (edited 09-19-2005).]
_________________________
Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
fineelectricco.com

Top
#56330 - 09/19/05 02:33 PM Re: Screwdrivers
iwire Offline
Moderator

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
I am pretty fast with a normal screwdriver, can't stand the 'offset bit brace' type screwdrivers.

Third one down in this picture.

_________________________
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

Top
#56331 - 09/19/05 04:05 PM Re: Screwdrivers
Redsy Offline
Member

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Ouch, iwire.

I love that offset screwdriver for METAL boxes & mudrings. Almost as fast as a screwgun, but weighs next to nothing.
Terrible for plastic boxes, though.

Top
#56332 - 09/19/05 04:43 PM Re: Screwdrivers
e57 Offline
Member

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
A very, VERY delicate touch with an 12-14.4 impact driver.

Oh, they didn't thread the hole in the mud ring, ah who cares. (Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!) Even make threaders that fit 1/4" hex, not that youll need it after melting the threads off a #6 screw into a #6 rivit.

Want tight terminals... (Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)

Add a nut driver... (Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)

Kidding, most of that stuff should be done by hand.

But for driving #10 X 1 1/4" screws to hang boxes all day long, there is nothing else like it! (Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)
(Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)
(Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)
(Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)
(Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)
(Tacka, Tacka, Tacka, Tacka!)
_________________________
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

Top
#56333 - 09/19/05 05:49 PM Re: Screwdrivers
iwire Offline
Moderator

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
 Quote:
Oh, they didn't thread the hole in
the mud ring, ah who cares. (Tacka, Tacka,
Tacka, Tacka!) Even make threaders that
fit 1/4" hex, not that youll need it after
melting the threads off a #6 screw into a
#6 rivit.


LOL.

Nah that never happens, but if it did it would be easy to get out....right?
_________________________
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

Top
#56334 - 09/19/05 05:53 PM Re: Screwdrivers
iwire Offline
Moderator

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Redsy, maybe I just don't have the knack.

It always slowed me down.

Bob
_________________________
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

Top
#56335 - 09/19/05 06:16 PM Re: Screwdrivers
trollog Offline
Member

Registered: 10/02/04
Posts: 273
Loc: San Diego California USA
I'm with Redsy on this one.. got the phillips and the standard blade and love em' both- but not for plastic.. oh the weight they save...

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals