ISO double-ended 5/16" hex screwdriver blades with the spring-loaded ball bearing on side to lock into handle.

Yes, I know this is trivial, but when I do something dumb it irritates me. I am (ever so slowly) tearing down my smashed metal shed, using my cordless drill with a nutdriver bit, and a Fuller 6-in-1 screwdriver to keep the screw head end from turning. Using that because it has a nice fat handle, and shaft is short enough that I can reach around the corners, and 'see' with my fingertips to get on the screws.
All that worked good for about an hour, and then I fat-fingered the thing, and it flew and bounced. Found the handle right away, but no sign of the bit. #2 Phillips one end, wide flat blade on the other. It was only a five-buck screwdriver, but I LIKED it, and it fit my hand well. I have a couple dozen driver bits, but they are all 1/4" hex cross section. Does anyone sell 5/16" hex shaft bits? I've been looking as I run my other errands, but no joy. And nobody around here carries Fuller (other than pliers) any more, that I have found. Yes, I checked vendor web site, and the handle style I have is apparently no more, replaced by something that looks (aside from plastic color) just like the made-in-China 6-in-1's that Menards sells. I have a couple of those for the minimalist car glove box tool kits, but the bits are not the same- magnetic, not the little ball bearings.
I know, if this is the worst thing that happens to me this month, I am a lucky man. But it is just eating at me, that bladeless handle staring at me from the tote tray.
--
aem sends...

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Matco or Mac tools. They are standard size for the hand impact drivers. Others might also have them.
Joe
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

Ace Hardware sells those screwdrivers. I am not sure if you can just but the bits tho. Be careful, there are some knock offs that are junk. The Ace brand is pretty good.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 9/25/2011 9:19 PM, aemeijers wrote:

No Ace in this town either- just Aco.
Guess I need to start making a list for the next time I am over in the 'big city' one town over. Actually smaller, but because it is sort of a college town, it has much wider retail choices...
--
aem sends...

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Don't you just take several hundred dollars and walk all the aisles? That's what I do.
Steve ;-)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
aemeijers wrote:

Got a big magnet you can sweep through the grass?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Get a metal detector, and you'll get enough to go to McDonald's.
Steve
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Steve B wrote:

It's easier to look under the couch cushions...
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 9/26/2011 7:48 AM, HeyBub wrote:

Been trying that the last 3 nights, as I take off a few panels after work. HF magnet-on-a stick, and a toy metal detector. Took the gables down tonight. Thought I lost a nutdriver bit for a few minutes, but managed to find it. Gotta stop buying my driver bits and extensions at HF, I guess- the fit is a little sloppy. Got the bent parts off, mostly, so the rest should come apart easier. Hard to remove a stove bolt when the head is wrapped in bent metal.
Hope I get it all down. and find somebody to assemble the new one, before the first snow. My garage is shoehorn-full with the cars, the mowers, the snowblower, etc. And my BIL worked so hard on that Adirondack chair they gave me, I really don't wanna leave it out in the weather all winter.
--
aem sends...

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Don't worry about forgetting them. They always have that good stuff right there at the checkout counter. I don't know who decides what goes on the checkout counter, and where they find it, but it's some good stuff. I got my Glover's Pocket Ref like that, plus half a dozen other tools. And I have seen those 5/16 shaft screwdrivers. Most are 1/4" shaft, but soft metal, and junk after you use it more than once. And not even then if you have any real twisting going on.
Steve
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.