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Screwdriver Pet Peeve

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by QuickRick, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. QuickRick

    QuickRick Proud to be a Deplorable

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    Guys,

    I'm as big of a tool whore as any of you and want to share a per peeve that I have with most tool makers as to screwdrivers, the color. When they are in colors, Like Huskys from Lowes for example, the flat tip is red and the Phillips is blue, even cheesy Harbor Freight screwdrivers are in colors.

    Why is it that the best ones are all the same color whether they are Phillips or flat tipped? When I'm digging in my tray for a tool, I should be able to ID it from 2 feet away to have to rummage through.

    So am I crazy, too demanding or what?


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  2. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    My flat blade screwdriver ends are beat up from hitting with my linesman pliers. That's the only way I can tell the flats from Philips.
     
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  3. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    I don't know how Philips got it's name, but they had 3 different tips back in my day. They were named Reed &Prince #1, #2 and number 3. Those white people sure can screw some things up.
     
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  4. pecmsg

    pecmsg Junior my ASS

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    It was the Women!
     
  5. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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  6. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    and huskies are home crappo, which most are USA made.
    blowes is kobalt, chinese. as are lenox, milwaukee,
     
  7. QuickRick

    QuickRick Proud to be a Deplorable

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    Yup you are so right about the Home Despot Husky Tools :).

    I'm really trying to stay away from foreign made stuff although I haven't never tried the German tools such as Wiha or Knipex etc. I think they may be really fine.

    With Sears on the run, soon there won't be a Craftsman around. Kind of sad or if it stays, like at Ace Hardware, they'll end up being being CRINO's or "Craftsman in Name Only".

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  8. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    my four in one has a blue handle. my six in one has a yellow handle. I get by.
     
  9. Tap

    Tap i hate it when a velociraptor throws poop at me

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    IDK where Klein makes their 10 n 1 / 11 n 1 but geez they rust if you sweat on them seemingly and those cheesy bit collets or whatever you call em might as well be made of aluminum foil. God forbid you hammer them one time their toast.
     
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  10. ReeferPool

    ReeferPool Liquid stacker

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    Not even Klein can make a multi-tool good.
     
  11. frozensolid

    frozensolid Psychologist's Dream

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    German tools are every bit as good as USA at least the ones I have are. Stahlwille is probably the top of German lines. Germany may make some junk but I have yet to see it. But German tools are snap-on or above pricing.
     
  12. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    One time I got a full set of Klein nut runners and screwdrivers, bought them with my counter card, thought I had made a great deal

    I hated those ****ers until I lost them all, the handles were all identical except for the ends, that is where they had an out line of the tip, and after short usage that wore off so you had to look at every tip to see what you had
     
  13. QuickRick

    QuickRick Proud to be a Deplorable

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    Yup Catpower,

    Exactly what I'm talking about. While the usual Husky or Craftman brands are boring, ugly pieces at least you instantly know what you are picking up. Painting something on the handle end is very close to useless as well.

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  14. QuickRick

    QuickRick Proud to be a Deplorable

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  15. knave

    knave Out for a rip

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    Snap on has different colors available
     
  16. chesty puller

    chesty puller New Member

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    Your just crazy.. ... And suffering from that ..retentive disease.

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  17. QuickRick

    QuickRick Proud to be a Deplorable

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    Perhaps - I really don't care much for purple jelly beans too