This was a cheap Alltrade packaged with a bunch of 1/4" drive screwdriver
and drill bits for the cord/cordless drill. This screw finder has a plastic,
and non magnetic housing with a 1-1/4" long tapered, hollowed cylinder body.
1/2" outside dia. at one end and 5/8" dia. at the other end. Respectively
1/4" inside dia. at one and 3/8" the other. Inside has a spring. No
instructions and labeled as "screw finder", no clue as how to use. Anyone
without seeing it, all i could suggest is get a nail or other small piece of
and move it around near the gadget various ways, and see if there is some
indication of the proximity of the steel piece.
generally these things have a magnet that is drawn toward a nearby
steel object, and as it moves, you should be able to see something.
If no amount of toying with it seems to get any reaction, maybe it's broke?
It's for driving slotted screws. Slip the screw finder onto the shaft
of your driver, with the slotted bit inside the screw finder. The
sleeve centers the bit onto the heads of slotted screws, preventing the
bit from slipping out of the slot and making driving them easier.
Here\'s some of my work:
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