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post #61 of 67
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Does calibration involve a hammer?

Ice. 

post #62 of 67

When it comes to ski tools, and particularly drivers, I'm a picky follower. I WAY overspent building a tuning room so that the real guys would come use it……and occasionally give me a screwdriver, or two, or three or four. That Pozi mounted the bindings on some GS skis for a fairly well known US skier….and the tech gave it to me. Never turn down good….and free. 

 

The tip on a Bahco Pozi is hardened better than a Wiha, and doesn't wear down. The blade on a Wiha flathead feels heavier and stronger in the hand.  The full handled Craftsman stubby packs well. The Wiha handles fit my hand, but the Bahco does as well.  

 

I haven't checked the bevels, or the base structure on any of them lately. They still work, even out of tune.  

post #63 of 67

While we're talking about screwdrivers, can anyone explain why electricians' screws have straight slots, while every other screw these days is phillips, square, or star drive? Only reason I can think of is that the electric screws are so small that Phillips slots, which would require a #1 driver, would strip out easily, while the flat slots have more material behind them. This is been on my mind a lot lately. And BTW, the battery powered impact driver is the greatest invention since the wheelbarrow (but not for working on skis.)

post #64 of 67

Tradition?

post #65 of 67
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

While we're talking about screwdrivers, can anyone explain why electricians' screws have straight slots

So they can jam the screwdrivers in to wall sockets to test and see if they are live:rotflmao: 


Edited by crgildart - 4/18/14 at 10:00am
post #66 of 67

What do you mean by "electrician's screws"? Small little things like for phones? I'd agree with your theory. They want. shallow heads.

Most screws on say plugs and switches are multi meaning you can use slotted or phillips.

Then there's a certain English vehicle manufacturer that used to use #2 pozi instead of phillips and mechanics would just butcher them.

post #67 of 67
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post
 

What do you mean by "electrician's screws"? Small little things like for phones? I'd agree with your theory. They want. shallow heads.

Most screws on say plugs and switches are multi meaning you can use slotted or phillips.

Then there's a certain English vehicle manufacturer that used to use #2 pozi instead of phillips and mechanics would just butcher them.

The screws that attach receptacles and switches to J boxes, the screws that attach cover plates, etc. All the ones I've seen lately are straight slots. Now about the ones that attach wires to switches--not sure about those, and I just installed a switch yesterday. The bad part of growing old is you forget stuff, the could part is most of the stuff you forget isn't worth remembering.

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