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how often do you change your screw drivers in years or not change them at all.
 
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I’m a bit of a screwdriver buff .
I have 2 sets , my old ck ones and new bahco ones.
Also a couple old Stanley ones

Used to have a set of Iraola ones but my wife insisted I didn’t need 3 lots so sold them on eBay
 

buzzlightyear

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I try change the screw drivers every 2 years with the same set mostly wera .and try and keep the old ones has spares in the van just in case I lost one .mostly the posi drive ones for what it cost to replace one @ a£ 5 each may has well get a new set .
 

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Someone’s going to say they’ve had the same screwdriver for 20 odd years and still going strong.

Taking bets on which old fart says it first
 
Someone’s going to say they’ve had the same screwdriver for 20 odd years and still going strong.

Taking bets on which old fart says it first
Me! I have an old Stanley one which I acquired when I was 17
 

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Here you go, just sorted out my tool kit
do you still play darts with them ,lol. :p :p ok where is the feathers .
 

littlespark

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That’s no screwdrivers!
That’s a lever, a chisel, a paint tin opener... I bet you could use one as a hammer if you needed to
 
I have a set of these which are quite nice , my parents got me over 25 years ago when i left school

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My dad has some older wooden handle Stanley ones which he had from when he was an electrical apprentice back in the 1950s
 

Paignton pete

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how often do you.....
Didn’t know what was coming there buz.
 

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Reminds me of Only Fools and Horses when Trigger has the broom and its had 4 new heads and 2 new handles hahaha.

 

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I like the old Yankee ratchet my father used to build boats...it's far better at doing up the terminals on mcbs than an impact driver...
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You get a lot of rat----- on a boat...
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Oh! That's clever...editied out sh one t, even though it was hyphenated!
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Watch out Tel! You won't get away with ar5e anymore!
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LOL! You will!
Sorry Mods, just having a bit of fun here!
 
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telectrix

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ARSE..Ner, Ner. . Ner.
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and ****nal don't sound like a football team.
 

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Honestly, you lot...this thread is getting sidetracked. Behave!
I have some Stanley screwdrivers I have had since i was a teenager...they are knackered!
i have a set of wiha ones which are fine cos fairly recent, and another set of wiha which are passable and ideal for dirty work...and another set of Spanish ones which are Top-Tool or something and they were very cheap but perfectly good if you only use them twice a year!
It's odd, but in Spain all the power tools are extremely expensive if you buy, say, DeWalt but if you go to Lidl they have adequate stuff for occasional use. However, the hand tools are very cheap indeed and are clearly designed to work well for a short while then break. A pair of side cutters might be €3.50 and are absolutely ideal for dealing with those tough toenails.. that's what I use mine for anyway. I even brought a couple of pairs back to UK last time. Plus, nobody steals them!
 

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how often do you change your screw drivers in years or not change them at all.
Buzz I change a lot but most of the time I lay them down somewhere and forget where I left them. Right now I probably have 3 fully insulated Phillips and probably 5 straights of all different sizes
 
I usually do 2 sets a year. They get used all day every day. And when one breaks I replace the lot. Due a new set now. Probably go for wera this time round
 

telectrix

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just bought a wiha torque handle off a forum member, to compliment my wiha set which has the usual slot and pozi, plus torx, +/-, and even "robertson" square drive.

 

telectrix

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Robertson!
My, that's cool!
it will be when some wet behind the ears wannabee spark finds them what i've fixed, in years to come, and can't get them out. talk about laughing from beyond the grave. :p :p :p
 

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He'll just back 'em out with an impact driver!
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Sh 1 t...he might just, at that!
 

telectrix

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He'll just back 'em out with an impact driver!
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Sh 1 t...he might just, at that!
he'll fail. when i fix something, it's fixed.... permanent... without the right tool to remove, he'll bugger up his bits.
 

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You can't say Bu**er on here!
oh...

so it's just ---- that's barred?
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See???
I mean, what's wrong with the sh.. word, when arse and bugger are ok?
 

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