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Old 09-02-2011, 10:47 PM   #41
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I found the best screwdrivers I have ever used while living in Japan. They are made by a company named Vessel. The handles are soft rubber, but they are also ball-shaped, so they fit in the palm of your hand.

I only have a top shot of my screwdrivers in my tool cart...after that, I have some pics from online...







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Old 09-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #42
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I found the best screwdrivers I have ever used while living in Japan. They are made by a company named Vessel. The handles are soft rubber, but they are also ball-shaped, so they fit in the palm of your hand.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #43
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:24 PM   #44
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I'm a big fan of the current cman pro screwdrivers. They're the best I've found locally, I'm not really a fan of ordering drivers that aren't available locally. I like to test drivers out before I buy and obviously the warranty is a snap with local stuff.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:53 PM   #45
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I'm a big fan of the current cman pro screwdrivers. They're the best I've found locally, I'm not really a fan of ordering drivers that aren't available locally. I like to test drivers out before I buy and obviously the warranty is a snap with local stuff.
De donde sos?
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:18 PM   #46
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:28 PM   #47
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No, nada, pense que eras de Argentina. Saludos
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:53 PM   #48
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Haha it's Arkansas USA, no worries!
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #49
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Anyone use the J.H. Williams screwdrivers on amazon? I've been intrigued by these for a while, especially the ratcheting screwdriver.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:27 PM   #50
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Anyone use the J.H. Williams screwdrivers on amazon? I've been intrigued by these for a while, especially the ratcheting screwdriver.
I've been using Williams screwdrivers since last December. My projects sometimes tend to be a little older and rustier. The Williams drivers have proven themselves on rusty, stubborn screws. The fit of them is excellent!

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #51
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I won't go so far as to say they're the "best", but I favor the PB Swiss drivers (esp the Swiss Grip). And to answer the statement that the PB Swiss drivers don't fit screws any better than other brands -- I actually find that the flat tips do fit better, in general, since the tip has 2 parallel edges instead of tapering all the way to the tip. For Phillips heads, I find that the brand with the best fit varies among screw manufacturer.
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:37 AM   #52
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. And to answer the statement that the PB Swiss drivers don't fit screws any better than other brands -- I actually find that the flat tips do fit better, in general, since the tip has 2 parallel edges instead of tapering all the way to the tip. .
Parallel tips make all the difference in the world.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:54 AM   #53
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I dig those little Facom T-handles - they look like some kind of bar of soap.
Gummi Bears. With a built in toothpick.

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It looks like a marital aid. Should be comfortable then.

For dirty work I concur that the Williams black hard handle drivers are excellent. They're grippy when dry or wet/oily, the square profile allows me to twist hard without hurting my hands, and the tips fit well. I haven't used them enough to determine rate of wear though.

I still find one of the most comfortable are the fluted hard plastic handle style. Like this:

http://m.homedepot.ca/product/Produc...944459&lang=EN

PB Swiss are by far the best for slotted screwdrivers. Fantastic design and quality.
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