Buffalo, NY - USA
(Remove "SPAM" from email address to reply)
I have the set from Garret Wade. They are made by Crown in England and are
very good quality tools.
R & B ENTERPRISES
"Don't take this life too seriously.......nobody
gets out alive" (Unknown)
Remove "no" to reply
Now there's a sentence you don't see very often.
I bought a brand-new Marples not so long ago, so they're still making
them. But Crown tools are pretty nasty quality IMHE - a bit of
rosewood and some brass in no excuse for poor alloys, poor heat treat
and poor grinding. Maybe their screwdrivers are better, but their
chisels are nasty.
Die Gotterspammerung - Junkmail of the Gods
Several years ago I bought a set of screwdrivers at a gun store. These are
the best SD's I've ever used. They have a very slight reverse bevel grind on
the blade, like a dovetail tail, that keeps them in the slot and the corners
are so sharp I would liken them to a good finishing scraper. I can't
remember where they are right now, but when I find them I'll repost.
On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 07:32:15 -0800, "Erik Ahrens"
The trouble with gun stores is that there are few hobbies with such a
level of over-hyped bullshit about the "right" tools and finishing
Friend of mine is a black powder shooter (and knows enough about tools
that he ought to know better). he recently bought a set of "gunsmith's
turnscrews". These things are the same cheap dining table forks I had
as a student (rosebush handle and some bendy 18/8 stainless), only
ground with a straight end instead of tines. What a complete pile of
crap, and he paid a load for them too.
I work on shotguns with exactly the same tools I use for everything
else. If they're no good, they're no good for anything - you don't
need magic "gunsmithing" tools. And that's on a H&H Royal Empire.
If the screws are old, they'll have been cut with tapered slots, so
use a screwdriver with a matching taper. If they're modern, they'll be
more parallel, which usually fits a more modern screwdriver. But a
slipping round-ended or chipped screwdriver is a pain on anything, not
just $20K of pheasant popper.
Die Gotterspammerung - Junkmail of the Gods
Brass instruments. I don't even remember what all the various valve oils
cost, but you get a tiny little bottle for $3 or something, and you can get
practically a lifetime's supply of the stuff for the same price if you buy
it sold as "Ultra Pure" lamp oil. They're marking it up 10,000%.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
My favourite is olive oil sold in pharmacies as some kind of ear drops
in Newfoundland. Two or three bucks for a one or two ounce bottle with
a dropper. When I lived there, I seriously thought about going into
the olive oil importing business, just like Don Corleone. But I
realised there is only so much olive oil that Newfs can stick in their
Of course, many couldn't figure out why I would cook with ear
Replace "no" with "yk" twice
in reply address for real email address
Check out the set of German-made wood-handled screwdrivers at Garrett
Wade...I just picked up a set of them myself last month. They're made
by a company called SKG. While the slotted screwdrivers don't have
the hollow ground heads I really wanted, I kept 'em anyway and have
found them enjoyable to use. The handles are nicely shaped and allow
you to comfortably put lots of torque on the screws. The tangs go all
the way through the handle, and the handles have leather washers on
the top (although I have no idea why they bothered with this). All in
all, very much worth the $39.95 sale price.
I will never look for anything BUT hollowground screwdrivers. When
working on sewing machines, gunes, electronics, you find QUCIKLY how a
tapered screwdriver will slip out of a screw and mess something up.
The worst a hollow ground bit will do is break the screw head or the
On 27 Oct 2003 09:41:15 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Me) wrote:
I don't understand why rubber handled screwdrivers like the Klein products
aren't better than fancy wood handled screwdrivers.
I find that hard plastic or wood handled screw drivers are hard to apply
any torque with.
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.