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We haven't played for a while, I got busy, the forum was down, you got busy...... So to get things going again I have a couple of things for you to look at and then tell us about.

This first item comes in handy in several fields, this one is out of my computer tool kit but I have maybe 20-25 different ones all doing the same function as this and some look a lot different then this one.

To win this one you need to tell us 1)what this tool is in general, 2)how it might be used in the workshop, and 3) something that the number 76 brings to mind.

Now parts 1 and 2 determine the correct answer but you need to have all three parts to win and you have to be the first one to do so. I guess 100 points should be enough.

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Looks like its a "screwdriver", perhaps hidden inside is a combo phillips and straight bit driver... to compliment the other 75 screwdrivers you have. Or was it a momento from 1976 give-a-way?
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Looks like its a "screwdriver", perhaps hidden inside is a combo phillips and straight bit driver... to compliment the other 75 screwdrivers you have. Or was it a momento from 1976 give-a-way?
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So sorry but that is not a winning answer...... a good start.

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This tool is a mechanics Phillips screw starter, and it is used for reaching into difficult areas to start a Phillips screw. The small blades are spring loaded to grip the inside of a Phillips head. They come in many lengths and can be real lifesavers. Electricians use similar tools but the shafts are made of nylon or other non-conductive material.

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This tool is a mechanics Phillips screw starter, and it is used for reaching into difficult areas to start a Phillips screw. The small blades are spring loaded to grip the inside of a Phillips head. They come in many lengths and can be real lifesavers. Electricians use similar tools but the shafts are made of nylon or other non-conductive material.
So close yet so far..... if you want to win you need to look at the first post for the "rules" on the #76..........


As I mentioned they come in a lot of different looks...... it also looks like have even more then I thought. I'm trying to collect all my "loose" tools and find a more uniform way of storing them.... anyway check the attached picture to see more of these. Some are flat blade some work with hex, torx, Phillips.... different styles, shapes, materials.....

Who knew?????

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This first item comes in handy in several fields, this one is out of my computer tool kit but I have maybe 20-25 different ones all doing the same function as this and some look a lot different then this one.

To win this one you need to tell us 1)what this tool is in general, 2)how it might be used in the workshop, and 3) something that the number 76 brings to mind.

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1) It is a screwdriver. The spring clips on the end hold the screw onto the bit so it won't fall off.

2) It would be used for starting screws in difficult to reach places.

3) 76 brings to mind a popular truck stop. Unfortunately, I think they've gone out of business but not sure.. haven't traveled in the US for a long time now.

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1) It is a screwdriver. The spring clips on the end hold the screw onto the bit so it won't fall off.

2) It would be used for starting screws in difficult to reach places.

3) 76 brings to mind a popular truck stop. Unfortunately, I think they've gone out of business but not sure.. haven't traveled in the US for a long time now.
Sounds good to me! I remember the 76 stops too, anyone know if they are still around??????

Don't for get to pick-up your award at:
http://www.routerforums.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=107
And I will be sending the points.

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