Use a "Posidrive" on Phillips screws, much less problems. Posidrive was GM's version of Phillips, and as the name implies, they are a posative drive design, unlike the cam out design of Phillips.
Originally Posted by tryp
Thanks for the history of the Bridgeport screwdriver...very interesting.
Originally Posted by John Garner
And like you said, I too have not come across a better Phillips screwdriver...it is the one I reach for when I have an impossible screw to remove. The temper and torque I have applied to it tells me that the screwdriver is a first class piece of craftsmanship.
I have a Klein 10 in 1 driver type and it is good...I also have some of their wire cutters and haven't been let down. I'd trust them...
Originally Posted by Millman
TMT: Back in the 60s my father had a hardware store and had a display rack full of Bridgport screwdrivers! As his indentured servent, my pay of choise was always in tools, starting my addiction in my single digit years! At one point I had them all. Nice yellow amber handles with the black top, real quality, something people liked to walk off with!! I still have some of them left, and the phillips are still good! In fact, I still have a lot of the tools I got in lieu of pay, the old man sold S-K sockets and wrenches, Fuller wrenches, and Crecent tools among others.
Screwdrivers today are hit and miss. I buy a good set and only use 1 favorite. I have a 45yr old eclectic collection of screwdrivers in a few different bench racks, a different driver for each kind of job!! When you get old you can get fussy at times, some tools are left as is, and some are for modification!
I noticed that Kmart had a special assortment of Craftsman SD for $9.95. I wonder what the quality is?
That doesnt sound right --- K-mart selling Sears?
Yep. I saw a K-Mart TV ad w/in just the last 2 or 3 days citing their Craftsman tools.
Maybe I'll be there when they run a 'blue light special' on 'em.
I'm the third generation owner, and it will last a couple of more.
The Russians # 1 at Vodka and Naval orange juice = best screwdriver.