More Yankee Screwdrivers
One of the first tools I ever saved up my money to buy a LONG time ago was a Yankee Screwdriver. I think I was 10 or 11, and was facinated by how the screwdrivers worked.
That screwdriver was in my toolbox for quite a while, and well used. Over the years and many moves my family made, that screwdriver was lost a long time ago. I recently found a craftsman Yankee at a woodworking show, and bought it for my girls, telling them it's their first cordless screwdriver.
I had an auction a week or so ago, and bought a lot of box lots of tools. Things weren't selling very well, so the auctioneers were putting 2 or 3 lots of tools together to get someone to bid $5. I ended up buying a truckbed full of boxes of things I didn't look at before the sale.
This week I have been sifting through them, finding out what I had, what stays and what gets trashed. There must have been 7 different Yankee screwdrivers in this pile, a couple were too far gone, but there are a handful of good ones.
Three of the better ones are shown in the picture, along with the brand new one I bought my kids. The biggest one shown is just over 25 inches long without a bit, I never knew they came that long. The middle sized one has already seen action around the house, and I like the long handle.
It's fun to play with these tools and remember how excited I was with my first 'power tool' 30 some odd years ago. It's great to have a power screwdriver who's battery is always charged....