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    Thumbs up How to : Make a File Handle

    I just made a new video

    Here is an extremely cheap & easy way to make handles for your files.

    Items needed :

    Hammer
    Vise
    Wrench
    "donor" screwdriver

    It takes less than 5 minutes & will save you about $5 per file you need a handle for.

    Watch here --->
    45 Best Harbor Freight Tool Modifications


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    Thanks woodstockva! I've added your File Handle to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: woodstockva's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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    Good use of many non-used tool handles. Myself, I use an open end wrench as simple pry bar - no hammer needed, and one can tell how much force is applied for removal - no "guess whacking". Finally, I NEVER put a file between the hardened steel jaws of a vise, then whack the handle on. Good way to mar the teeth on a good file. Always use soft jaws - copper, aluminum, credit cards, wood, whatever.

    I forgot to add - I never discard the old screwdriver shaft. Goes into shafts bin. Has many potential uses.
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    A great easy idea. Glad you shared it.

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    Given that one of the freebie coupons from Harbor Freight is good for a set of six screwdrivers...

    https://couponshy.com/images/screwdriver.jpg

    this dodge works for folks who lack the proverbial box of disused screwdrivers.

    Speaking of HF freebies, 9 volt batteries can be pricey. You can get them free by using the coupon for the free VOM...

    https://couponshy.com/coupons/multimeter.png

    and raiding the battery. These are also a good source of well-insulated wire.


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