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262178 Bob <bob099@c...> 2017‑04‑18 Question about what to call a screwdriver type
Something I have been wondering about.  What is the correct name for the 
type of screwdriver that uses a split collet to hold a screwdriver shaft 
that has wings to prevent it from turning? Xcelite is the most common 
brand name I have seen, they seem to have mostly hex drives now.  But I 
seem to recall straight and cross point screwdrivers from them.

Bob Yates
262180 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2017‑04‑18 Re: Question about what to call a screwdriver type
On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 7:18 AM, Bob  wrote:

> Something I have been wondering about.  What is the correct name for the
> type of screwdriver that uses a split collet to hold a screwdriver shaft
> that has wings to prevent it from turning?


I have a 1965 Hardware distributor catalog (Baker & Hamilton, of Stiletto
fame) which referred to it as"
Sets Seven in One
8 piece combination tool set in a pilfer proof plastic roll kit. Set
consists of one each of the following:
Point #2 Recessed Blade
Tack Puller
Mechanic 1/4 inch blade
Electrician 3/16" blade
Cabinet 1/8: blad
Scratch Awl Blade
Wood chisel 1/2" cut
Unbreakable (yeah right) amber handle with heavy aluminum chuck

$1.40 / set

So basically they didn't give it a real name.

Similar for a 4-in-1 set, " sure grip plastic handle, aluminum chuck" and a
6 piece hammer set, "Sure-Grip plastic handle, strong chuck"..... Both by
Fuller

-- 
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA, coming up for air between document
reviews.
262181 Bob <bob099@c...> 2017‑04‑19 Re: Question about what to call a screwdriver type
On 4/18/2017 4:12 PM, Kirk Eppler wrote:
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 7:18 AM, Bob  <mailto:bob099@c...>> wrote:
>
>     Something I have been wondering about.  What is the correct name
>     for the type of screwdriver that uses a split collet to hold a
>     screwdriver shaft that has wings to prevent it from turning? 
>
>
> I have a 1965 Hardware distributor catalog (Baker & Hamilton, of 
> Stiletto fame) which referred to it as"
> Sets Seven in One
> 8 piece combination tool set in a pilfer proof plastic roll kit. Set 
> consists of one each of the following:
> Point #2 Recessed Blade
> Tack Puller
> Mechanic 1/4 inch blade
> Electrician 3/16" blade
> Cabinet 1/8: blad
> Scratch Awl Blade
> Wood chisel 1/2" cut
> Unbreakable (yeah right) amber handle with heavy aluminum chuck
>
> $1.40 / set
>
> So basically they didn't give it a real name.
>
> Similar for a 4-in-1 set, " sure grip plastic handle, aluminum chuck" 
> and a 6 piece hammer set, "Sure-Grip plastic handle, strong 
> chuck"..... Both by Fuller
>
> -- 
> Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA, coming up for air between document 
> reviews.
>
Amazing that something so common at one time didn't have a name.

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