I always drive steel screws of the same size in first, then the brass. That way they go in nice and easy and the heads don't get damaged.
Edaniceone2hold said:Ok Ed. 5 cents cash money. Just to be fair about it, you bring a brand new Craftsman Professional #2 Phillips. Then match it with a 15 year old, well used Snap on out of my roller cabinet. To be fair, neither can have the patented/licensed ACR Phillip's tip, or both need to have it. That way we really will be comparing apples with apples.
I just wanted to point out that I think it was in 2000, 2001 they had this contest using a new snap-on vs you name it screwdrivers based on the sales pitch of snap-on ie yours tighten mine takes it out..... Guess who won.... and it wasn't snap-on. Sears used this win as advertising for a while. Yes they all had the ground tips so it was apples and apples at least in that respect.
We both know that brands like snap-on have good but expensive tools and if you use them everyday (as you indicate you do) then they are worth the money. For the person that goes weeks or months and never even looks at a screwdriver they might want to save their money and buy another router bit..... As for me I most often use a drill/driver and save what I have left of my wrist/hands.
Snap on is the company that invented sockets and revolutionized the way we work. They continually improve tools with patented differences like the fact that their sockets and box wrenches grab on the flats of a fastener as opposed to the corners like all others. Wider handles on adjustable wrenches to make them more comfortable to use is another example.
Don't forget the smooth finish on wrenches, it makes them very nice to use.
Always top quality. Unsurpassed service. I use my tools every day. To me it's worth the difference.
Great place to shop and lots of good information on screws in the catalogs. In fact I have taken pages out and put them in my folders out in the shop for reference.pmspirito said:I got hooked on McFeely's square drive screws a couple of years ago to the extent I threw out all of the screws I had in the shop from Home Depot and Lowes and use the McFeely's exclusively. I order on line and the order arrives within a couple of days. I have never broken a McFeely screw. I recently used a couple of hundred 3 inch stainless steel screws in building some front porch columns for our house in North Carolina that we are restoring.
Check them out at www.mcfeelys.com
Back before Christmas, I looked for Reed & Prince screwdrivers to use on the small brass screws that come with small hinges. Everywhere I went I just got blank stares. Home Despot, Lowes, Ace - I finally found a couple of #1 Phillips screwdrivers that worked well enough, but I did drill pilot holes first - little bitty ones.aniceone2hold said:Reed Prince screwdrivers(often called cabinet makers screwdrivers) look like a Phillips but come to a sharp point. You can use the sharp point to bore a small hole to start your screws.