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Offline jonnyrocket

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2022, 01:19 PM »
Oliver!!!!

So glad to see you post again! And as always, such a great summary and great information!!  Glad to see you again!

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Offline jonnyrocket

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2022, 01:25 PM »
Oliver,

Does PBswiss have multiple lines of bits? If so, what are the ones you prefer?

Offline hdv

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2022, 02:26 PM »
That was 2016...

Offline jonnyrocket

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2022, 03:17 PM »
 [doh] [doh]

I saw the dates on the previous posts and for some reason didn’t check the date on his. I hate when my excitement gets the better of me!

In that case, those of you that are familiar with PB Swiss, are their screwdrivers the same quality as the Precision bits? Or are those two different lines?



EDIT: cleaned up my typos that I didn’t previously catch.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2022, 04:08 PM by jonnyrocket »

Offline hdv

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2022, 03:46 PM »
Sorry, can't help you there. I am a Wera and Wiha person myself. Haven't tried this brand (yet).

Offline Peter Kelly

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2022, 06:20 PM »
There was a Project Farm review of screwdrivers pretty recently:



Whia, Wera, PB Swiss, Craftsman and Milwaukee came out on top.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2022, 12:06 PM »
Old thread, but ok.
Agreed, the Snap-on ratcheting handle was the best I ever had/felt for that type of thing. I didn't use it for everything, preferring to have a "proper" tool, rather than a magnetic tipped one, most of the time. That takes space though, which I why I kept the Snap-On one in one of my install bags. It was a hold-over favorite of my truck mechanic days, had it for 30plus years, until it got killed in the fire.
Virtually none of my woodworking tools are old, save for the Makita reciprocating saw from the set. It happened to be at home the day of the fire.
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation
MFT clamps set
Installers set
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Offline MrToolJunkie

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #37 on: May 01, 2022, 09:09 PM »
I love my PB Swiss ratcheting drivers - awesome all around and very smooth.

Offline fraz

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2022, 01:16 AM »
I found a Snap On stubby ratchetting screwdriver in a scrap Ford Transit a few years ago.

Surprisingly handy little item, glad I found it cos they cost thirty or so quid new.

Its stubby, black and kind of square handled. Just can't get on with the soft grip things that go manky if you get oil on them.

I have a stubby black SnapOn ratcheting too and it is amazing.  I also have a full-sized SnapOn ratcheting driver with bits in handle.  Go to Ebay and find the previous model ones without the overmolded polyurethane.  The simple hard plastic are easy to handle, easy to clean, and the ratchets work like no other.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2022, 06:53 PM »
I found a Snap On stubby ratchetting screwdriver in a scrap Ford Transit a few years ago.

Surprisingly handy little item, glad I found it cos they cost thirty or so quid new.

Its stubby, black and kind of square handled. Just can't get on with the soft grip things that go manky if you get oil on them.

I have a stubby black SnapOn ratcheting too and it is amazing.  I also have a full-sized SnapOn ratcheting driver with bits in handle.  Go to Ebay and find the previous model ones without the overmolded polyurethane.  The simple hard plastic are easy to handle, easy to clean, and the ratchets work like no other.

Agreed, I had the full sized one, before the fire killed it. It was a holdover from my mechanic days. I had it for more than 25 years. The balance and feel were like no other. The reverse-drag was very minimal. It was great, well worth the price. I probably paid half of what it would cost today though? No idea what that would be
CSX
DF500 + assortment set
PS420 + Base kit
OF1010
OF1010F
OF1400
MFK700 (2)
TS55, FS1080, FS1400 holey, FS1900, FS3000
CT26E + Workshop cleaning set
RO90
RO125
ETS EC 125
RAS115
ETS 125 (2)
TS75
Shaper Origin/Workstation
MFT clamps set
Installers set
Centrotech organizer set

Offline ChuckS

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2022, 07:11 PM »
When it comes to screwdrivers, this (with a ribber grip handle) is a keeper in any serious woodworker's tool box, because when you need it in a tight corner, there're no other viable alternatives:



I bought it at Lee Valley Tools, and at one time, it was out of stock.
« Last Edit: September 19, 2022, 07:15 PM by ChuckS »

Offline heidtwd

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2022, 12:26 PM »

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2022, 03:50 PM »
I found a Snap On stubby ratchetting screwdriver in a scrap Ford Transit a few years ago.

Surprisingly handy little item, glad I found it cos they cost thirty or so quid new.

Its stubby, black and kind of square handled. Just can't get on with the soft grip things that go manky if you get oil on them.


I have a stubby black SnapOn ratcheting too and it is amazing.  I also have a full-sized SnapOn ratcheting driver with bits in handle.  Go to Ebay and find the previous model ones without the overmolded polyurethane.  The simple hard plastic are easy to handle, easy to clean, and the ratchets work like no other.

Agreed, I had the full sized one, before the fire killed it. It was a holdover from my mechanic days. I had it for more than 25 years. The balance and feel were like no other. The reverse-drag was very minimal. It was great, well worth the price. I probably paid half of what it would cost today though? No idea what that would be
  They're not horrible, but not that cheap either.  I just checked on Snap-On's website, about $77 for the regular/smooth handled standard versions, but actually a few dollars more for the Stubbys.  They have gone up over the years. Used to be right at $50 for a good while. Then went steadily upward in price.
   I rarely use mine anymore except for Electrical Box work since it's super easy to swap out a Phillips tip to a narrow flat blade tip for outlet or switch plate removal. Then, switch back over to the #2 Phillips for the screws on the side of your device you're working on.  I never did buy the stubby Ratcheting version, just the Standard length and the Long Version.  Before cordless tools however , they were used everyday at work, and on weekends... [big grin]
 I learned early on, get any color other than a Black Handle if you can, since they tended to get lost in a Vehicle Interior pretty easily, then forgotten about.  Orange is my current color, home and at work, the Long Version is from the 90's, and is Red.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2022, 04:43 PM by leakyroof »
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline Reed Hoyer

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2022, 05:00 PM »
I found a Snap On stubby ratchetting screwdriver in a scrap Ford Transit a few years ago.

Surprisingly handy little item, glad I found it cos they cost thirty or so quid new.

Sorry for commenting on something so old but in another lifetime I worked at Best Buy as a car audio installer. We always used to say that Snap On tools grew legs because all our best tools used to walk away. I think everyone in my bay ended up losing a Snap On ratcheting screw driver to a car. Adding insult to injury when I lost mine it drove off in the trunk of an 87 Tempo. I loved that tool. They were great.

Online Cheese

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2022, 05:08 PM »
I learned early on, get any color other than a Black Handle if you can, since they tended to get lost in a Vehicle Interior pretty easily, then forgotten about.  Orange is my current color, home and at work, the Long Version is from the 90's, and is Red.

The black handled ones always got lost/overlooked in the engine bay.  [crying]

Offline Peter Kelly

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2022, 09:59 PM »
The Willams OEM version of the Snap On 9 inch ratcheting screwdriver can be had of about 1/3 the cost at $34: https://www.amazon.com/Williams-WRS-1-Magnetic-Ratcheting-Screwdriver/dp/B002NI1LZK?th=1


Offline fraz

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #46 on: September 22, 2022, 06:33 PM »
The Willams OEM version of the Snap On 9 inch ratcheting screwdriver can be had of about 1/3 the cost at $34: https://www.amazon.com/Williams-WRS-1-Magnetic-Ratcheting-Screwdriver/dp/B002NI1LZK?th=1

Looks like roughly the same tool and for cheap.  At first I thought it might be Williams F1 racing and was all ready to comment on performance :D

I managed to get my matching Dale Earnhardt matching ratcheting screwdriver and 3/8 ratchet for a smoking deal.  It was part of a limited combo set with a die cast car and box.  I told my dealer I didn't care for the other parts so he cut me a great deal and profited from the collectible as well.

Offline neilc

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Re: Screw drivers.....
« Reply #47 on: September 22, 2022, 06:41 PM »
Snap-on owns Williams tools.  I have both of them.  Identical in function and quality except for the color.