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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:01 pm 
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We were discussing these at school this morning and I decided I have no use for two. :-) I bought the second years ago to give to a "work study" kid at the University that was working for me but he left before I could get it to him. So now I thought I'd offer it to either another volunteer or a student at the high school but have no idea what it may be worth. So, does anyone have an idea how much I should ask for it?? I suppose the cordless drill/drivers now-a-days have about made them obsolete. :-) I still use the one I've had for
ages when I have a bunch of "drywall" screws to put in some proj. where I don't want to "over-torque" them. :-)
One of these is marked Millers Falls the other is Craftsman, it's obvious they are identical except for the wood handle and the chuck ring.
The darnst things come up in this kind of BS sessions. :-)

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Lew Hartswick wrote:
We were discussing these at school this morning and I decided I have no use for two. :-) I bought the second years ago to give to a "work study" kid at the University that was working for me but he left before I could get it to him. So now I thought I'd offer it to either another volunteer or a student at the high school but have no idea what it may be worth. So, does anyone have an idea how much I should ask for it?? I suppose the cordless drill/drivers now-a-days have about made them obsolete. :-) I still use the one I've had for
ages when I have a bunch of "drywall" screws to put in some proj. where I don't want to "over-torque" them. :-)
One of these is marked Millers Falls the other is Craftsman, it's obvious they are identical except for the wood handle and the chuck ring.
The darnst things come up in this kind of BS sessions. :-)

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See these fairly often at yard sales and junk shops, usually around $5 or $10. Used to have one, but don't recall the brand.

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Interesting you say you don't want to 'over torque' a screw. I have a rather large Yankee screw driver that I've actually twisted off screws at their shank. It's pretty amazing how much torque these things can deliver.

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But I have some "feel" when using these as compared to using a cordless hand drill to drive them. :-) I can stop the torque a lot quicker than letting go the trigger.
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I remember using one all the time when I worked for Verizon.

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The down side is when you get in a hurry and let the bit slip out of the screw slot. I never seem to be fast enough to avoid at least one poke in the wall.

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DennisS wrote:
The down side is when you get in a hurry and let the bit slip out of the screw slot. I never seem to be fast enough to avoid at least one poke in the wall.

No problem, I use Phillips drive screws. :-)
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DennisS wrote:
The down side is when you get in a hurry and let the bit slip out of the screw slot. I never seem to be fast enough to avoid at least one poke in the wall.


Use gunsmith bits for straight slot. They won't cam out, like the usual straight slot bits/ screwdirvers. :)

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