Screwdrivers – 360w360 E.189

Various screwdrivers.In this episode of 360 with 360WoodWorking the 360 guys talk about screwdrivers – what to look for, how they work and what they actually do.

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First off, a butter knife is not a screwdriver: It’s a can opener. Screwdrivers are noble tools that should be treated with dignity and respect. The vast majority of screwdriver users have no idea how to choose the right one, or how to use it once they’ve got one in their hands. While we can’t demonstrate proper usage in an audio podcast, we can discuss what goes into a proper screwdriver. When they’re made right, they just work.

We also discuss why an improper screwdriver not only buggers up the slot and head of a decent screw, but makes your work a whole lot harder. Once you understand how to choose the right screwdriver, you’ll find you’ll work less and enjoy the process more.

In the show we mention Elkhead Tools and their fantastic screwdriver. You can find them here.



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5 thoughts on “Screwdrivers – 360w360 E.189

  1. It’s from Wikipedia so it must be true.

    “The Unified Thread Standard (UTS) defines a standard thread form and series—along with allowances, tolerances, and designations—for screw threads commonly used in the United States and Canada.”
    Thanks Don

    1. But Don, who regulates the slots?

  2. That would be the Nevada Gaming Control board.
    Sorry couldn’t help it.
    Actually it is a ANSI standard. Also The UTS is currently controlled by ASME/ANSI in the United States.

    Thanks Don

    1. Don, can you come help me real in this big fish I’ve got on the line?

  3. I bought an expensive set from Lee valley a long time ago.
    One of the best tool purchases I ever made.

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