found some really nice precision screwdrivers for cheap!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by St8LineGunsmith, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    I was out at home depot today and I ran across some precision screwdriver sets on sale for 3 bucks a set they are made by husky
    one set is a 28 piece with a ratcheting T handle the other set is a 30 piece with straight ratcheting handle
    even if your local home depot don't have them on sale they are still priced pretty good and look to be very high quality. time will tell I guess.
    just thought I would pass the bargan along:)
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Thanks for the info!

    Any photos?
     

  3. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    none other than what is in the links I posted
    I can take a few pics of the sets I got if you wish:)
     
  4. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    Bought the 28 piece, about $10 with shipping. It'll replace my other cheap mini screw driver set!
     
  5. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    Screwdriver set

    Are they ground for Gunsmith use?
     
  6. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    That is what i bought them for.
    no they are not an over priced set from Brownells but will work just as good.
     
  7. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    Take one and insert the blade into a vice, then turn it as hard as you can with one hand, if it breaks, keep them away from your guns. But if they don't break buy another set, because "Brownells" is awefully proud of the things they sell.

    Never mind, just checked your link I thought they were Hollow Ground set.

    Don't vice test them, the ratchet handle will probly bust.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  8. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    Cheaper than dirt has "Gunsmith" screwdrivers at a better price than Brownells. Your blade screwdrivers need to be hollow ground to prevent damage to the screw head.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  9. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    dang dudeif i have to put that much torque on a screw something is bad wrong

    a little trick i learned many years ago from an old gunsmith was to lightly hit the screw once with a impact driver using a 8 ounce ball peen will never have damaged screw heads and back right out with ease.
     
  10. triggerjob

    triggerjob New Member

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    Well I guess it depends on how strong you are, or how brittle the screw drivers are. I used to be an electrician in another life and I broke quite a few dicount screwdrivers, untill I switched to Kline hand tools.
     
  11. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    Aparently I am not strong enough to break screwdriver heads :eek:

    I have broke several when using them as pry bars but screwdrivers are not designed to pry with in the first place
    but have never broke one from normal use However have gone through a blue million that have ruined screw heads because of a poor fit
     
  12. BillyHart

    BillyHart New Member

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    I will have to look into a set.