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Old 02-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #41
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These are great for starting screws* this is an expensive wood handled model they are also available with good plastic srewdriver type handles for about $3.00 I carry one on board for small screws.

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Old 02-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #42
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Steve's tool is called a Gimlet. They are very handy.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:51 PM   #43
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Isn't a Gimlet some type of drink?
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Marin wrote:BruceK wrote:How about posting a photo.
Here you go.* Pushing down on the screwdriver causes the shaft to rotate.* The selector switch or slide determines the direction of rotation.

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-- Edited by Marin on Wednesday 8th of February 2012 11:56:12 PM

*Marin, you shouldn't have published that photo until next year when 2 Bucks would be old enough to view it. *Of course in the hands of an amateur they could cause much damage. *I, on the other hand, being licensed for high rise construction. am a professional

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #46
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We used Yankee screwdrivers as well as other kinds in the set shop of the theatre in college. Back then stage sets were made of wood (today they are made mostly of metal). I don't recall having any trouble driving screws with the Yankee but we weren't doing finish work with them so we didn't need to be careful. Maybe that's why they worked so well-- we didn't care if they didn't.
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These are great for starting screws* this is an expensive wood handled model they are also available with good plastic srewdriver type handles for about $3.00 I carry one on board for small screws.

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I just use an ice pick and a pair of electrician's pliers.* :wink:

If you grind a flat side on the ice pick near the point it works even better.

Seriously, I usually use an electric drill, battery powered or plug in.* For hinges, I have a set of centering bits that put the hole in the exact center of the hinge recess.
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I seldom use mine (never?) for hinges. But I use it often for starting holes in other places. Everything from cable hangers to picture frames. Often a lot quicker and easier than taking the cordless drill.
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