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#56326 - 09/19/05 04:48 PM Screwdrivers  
wv-wire-wrangler  Offline
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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?


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#56327 - 09/19/05 04:53 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
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Asheboro, NC
What do you use for a "faster than usual" screwdriver?

A helper.

[Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


Mike

#56328 - 09/19/05 04:58 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
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I do understand that most recommend that you use a regular screwdriver


You answered your own question. [Linked Image]


#56329 - 09/19/05 05:24 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
Larry Fine  Offline
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Richmond, VA
My power-tool choice is our B&D 6v pivoting 2-speed driver, seen here:
http://www.blackanddecker.com/BDCon...K/POWER_TOOLS/TOOLS/MEDIUM/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

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#56330 - 09/19/05 05:33 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
iwire  Offline
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I am pretty fast with a normal screwdriver, can't stand the 'offset bit brace' type screwdrivers.

Third one down in this picture.

[Linked Image]


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#56331 - 09/19/05 07:05 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
Redsy  Offline
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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.


#56332 - 09/19/05 07:43 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
e57  Offline
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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. [Linked Image]

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

#56333 - 09/19/05 08:49 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
iwire  Offline
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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

#56334 - 09/19/05 08:53 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
iwire  Offline
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Redsy, maybe I just don't have the knack.

It always slowed me down. [Linked Image]

Bob


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#56335 - 09/19/05 09:16 PM Re: Screwdrivers  
trollog  Offline
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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...


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