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    4-in-1 screwdriver

    These 4-in-1 screwdrivers are very useful, especially for repairs outside the workshop or simply to have at hand at home office, as they can solve most situations where screws are involved.

    There are many models for sale (https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=4...gQsAQIJg&dpr=1)

    You can buy turning kits for these screwdrivers (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...campaign=V2050). And you can find several tutorials on how to make them, although they are not necessary, since the construction process is very simple.

    This 4-in-1 screwdriver was made in January-2012, cannibalizing a cheap commercial item in order to use metal parts, and turning the handle on apple wood. The finish was sealer and lacquer.


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    I know, the utility is exactly the same, but if you do something like this, I'm sure that your perception about the tool will change.

    Regards, morsa.

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    Thanks Morsa. That Apple wood has a beautiful grain to it and like the shape you made. I do like these and keep one in each of the cars. Definitely a useful tool and pretty cheap as far as the Rockler kit goes for all the pieces. Re-purposing a dead one always bodes well in my book.
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    If yours is like mine the hex section on the bits is 5/16" AF. Sadly, that means that the tool can't accept any of the myriad 1/4" driver bits that are available everywhere.

    I do have a handle from an older gun screwdriver kit that accepts 1/4" bits. What makes it almost as useful as the 4-in-1 design is the fact that the handle is bored out and fitted with a threaded cap. That means that one can carry an assortment of bits in the handle. The fact that the bits can be preloaded to suit the anticipated job is especially useful although a selection of two or three sizes each of flat and Phillips plus a few common hex sizes will deal with most jobs.

    You might want to think about making such as a companion to your 4-in-1. Alternatively, there's probably several models available on Amazon.
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    Good Point Marv. I ran across this in a $1 bin at a hardware store years ago and keep it at my desk for odds and sod. Notice the 2 bulb light in it and the button/switch on the back end. Light works ok and like the built in extension magnet for holding the bit when its retracted with a bandolier/magazine of various bits.

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    Thanks, PJs. This apple wood has an aggregate value: it's from an apple tree pruning at home. Indeed, it’s a good idea to renew an old screwdriver, but if not the case, buying a cheap item to cannibalize, would be cheaper than buying a turning kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post

    You might want to think about making such as a companion to your 4-in-1...
    Thanks, mklotz. You are right, and once again, you're a step ahead. Also in january-2012, I made that companion you suggest, that I'll show in another thread.



    PD. Here is the Handle for screwdriver bits
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    Thanks morsa! We've added your 4 in 1 Screwdriver to our Woodworking category,
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