Monday, February 02, 2009

High-end Screwdrivers

WANT. That is all.

10 comments:

og said...

british made "turnscrews" are quite nice. I like trhe palm swell, and how it fits in my hand. What I'd REALLY like is one with a wadsworth head set, though.

http://mro2go.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=857DELUXESET3

Unquestionably the finest screwdriver set in the world.

Roberta X said...

Yes, it is -- I carry their "super-deluxe" set in my toolbag at work and use it frequently. It is astonishingly compact and highly functional.

Wadsworth Falls themselves may be the nicest folks in the tool biz -- the day I called them to (find out how to) order my set, I told Handsome Dave, who said, "Give me their number, I want one and maybe we can save on shipping!" We might have, too, except they had already processed my order and shipped the set out, well in advance of receiving my check. Dave asked about this policy and they just said, "We trust her." Probably helped I was having it shipped to work, but still..!

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

WANT! Hard to find proper screwdrivers. Perfect-Handle types are nice, but I like the Brit Pattern. Perfect-Handle on the antique market are getting pricey, too.

phlegmfatale said...

That's actually quite a handsome tool.

jed said...

You guys are making my Chapman driver set feel inadequate.

Speaking of want, though I don't go to the annual woodworker show any more, I always stopped and drooled near the Bridge City Tool Works tables. (Actually, I held the drool in check long enough to handle a few items.) If money were no object ... (but they don't make screwdrivers).

mts said...

That screwdriver looks too pretty for me to want to use. I'd be afraid to get it dirty.

Now this is what I got from a bud for Christmas 2998:

http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProductGuide/Product-Details.aspx?ProductID=17996

Hardly a day has passed since where I was without it in my hand. I happen to have a round magazine style bit holder with all the fixings screwdriver-wise, and the bits fit! And the battery seems to last forever.

farmist said...

Whyn't make your own custom model and save all that cash?
http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=16413&filter=screwdriver%20kit

Roberta X said...

MTS, you don't want to see what some of my peers can do to a Philips-head rackrail screw with a power driver -- or to the threads in the rail and on the screw, either. It'll put you right off powered drivers.

I've used a "Yankee" type driver for years now. The battery never goes flat!

Anonymous said...

Why is it I see a successful pickup line from a guy for you would be to offer to Come on in and "show you his tool box full of screwdrivers" ? Rather than his collection of etchings......

Nathan Brindle said...

Aren't those lovely.

*Drool*