Looking for good screwdrivers
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Chris Schwarz recommends the Grace gunsmith-style screwdrivers, available at Lee Valley and Tools for Working Wood. But I see that Lee Valley sells another set of screwdrivers that it calls "Woodworkers' Parallel-Tip Screwdrivers." Is anyone familiar with these screwdrivers? Is one brand better than the other?
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#12
  Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by overland (Chris Schwarz recomm...)
IMO you can't beat Grace screwdrivers. Places other the LV also sell them if you want to do price comparision.
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#13
  Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by overland (Chris Schwarz recomm...)
Grace screwdrivers are very good but Felo also makes a good screwdriver set and it is available on sale at Rockler online right now for $19.99

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#14
  Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by overland (Chris Schwarz recomm...)
Gunsmith screwdrivers can't be beaten..I have two sets of Chapman's and can testify to their quality...they are all hollow ground to prevent slipping...which can ruin an expensive gun...I have used them many years.

http://www.amazon.com/Chapman-9600-Start...B0002S7YBI
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#15
  Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by overland (Chris Schwarz recomm...)
Grace Tools are made in the USA - Elk Rapids, Michigan - not far from where I spent a lot of time in my youth.

Grace Tools

You can buy them from these places

Brownells
Garrett Wade
Lee Valley Tools
Rutlands Ltd - England
The Best Things
Tools for Working Wood
Bob Page
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In da U.P. of Michigan
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#16
  Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by overland (Chris Schwarz recomm...)
overland said:


Chris Schwarz recommends the Grace gunsmith-style screwdrivers, available at Lee Valley and Tools for Working Wood. But I see that Lee Valley sells another set of screwdrivers that it calls "Woodworkers' Parallel-Tip Screwdrivers." Is anyone familiar with these screwdrivers? Is one brand better than the other?



I have the other brand of screwdrivers from LV, and they work just fine.
Skip


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#17
  Re: Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by Skip J. ([blockquote]overland...)
LV also carries these Japanese Screwdrivers you may want to take a look at. They claim those are their best screw drivers.

Tools From Japan carries some Screwdrivers as well. I was impressed when I read their description having soft tips conforming to the screw sockets and never slip...

I am considering ordering some of those and some from LV.
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#18
  Re: Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by Skewdge (LV also carries thes...)
For general use you can't beat the price on those Rockler screwdrivers. But the set includes only flat and Phillips tips.
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#19
  Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by overland (Chris Schwarz recomm...)
This Wera set is the best set I've owned, including Grace Brothers and Chapman. They are the most comfortable to use, and the laser etching on the flat tips makes them grip nicely. Available at Woodcraft.


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Allan Hill
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#20
  Re: Looking for good screwdrivers by overland (Chris Schwarz recomm...)
LIL. I have the Grace and really like them. Friends who understand tools often comment on the high quality.

FWIW "The Best Things" carried the most complete line of these screwdrivers when I was buying.
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