The moment of the screwdriver’s conception is hard to pinpoint, but there are mentions of an implement with a pear-shaped handle, shaft and head used in medieval combat and armor, as well as sketches vaguely resembling the modern tool in Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks. In 1934, Henry F. Phillips created the cruciform screwdriver head, which gained popularity on car assembly lines and is now known as the Phillips head screwdriver. This mini screwdriver set goes beyond the tool shed to tighten up eyeglasses and service watches and other small items. The small screwdriver heads are also fit for fixing up toys that may have loose screws, making sure playtime is safe. The round-shanked screwdriver blades are hardened and tempered to a high level of material hardness that will not chip or slip. Nickel-plated ferrules add further durability to protect against wear and tear and ensure that the screwdriver shaft and handle remain consolidated. The Birch handles are carved and coated to create a secure but comfortable grip.
When selecting the proper size driver for the screw you wish to turn, be sure that the thickness of the blade makes a good fit in the slot. This not only prevents the screw slot and blade from being damaged, but also reduces the force that's needed to keep the tool in the screw head. As you begin to work, keep the screwdriver square with the screw head. This way, you'll avoid damaging the screw and lessen the possibility of slippage. As with any high-quality tools, it is best to store these screwdrivers in a safe, dry place. Should they become greasy or dirty during use, wipe clean with a soft cloth or towel.
The family-run company that produces these particular screwdrivers got its start back in 1941, when the patriarch of a Michigan household wanted a line of tools to service and care for his prized hunting weapon, a Winchester Shotgun. Their line of products has now been expanded to include all types of tools, including brass hammers and every type of screwdriver imaginable. The handles of the screwdrivers are hand carved on a lathe out of Maine Birch wood, with grooves for extra grip. The round-shank screwdriver shaft has a black oxide finish in order to prevent corrosion. The handle and the shaft are combined with a durable nickel-coated ferrule, ensuring that the screwdriver always remains intact as one, even after years of twisting and turning.
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Three Phillips (#00, #000, #0000) and three slotted (1/16”, 5/64”, 3/32”) for fixing watches, eyeglasses and other items. Wood handle carved in Maine. Steel blades with black oxide finish forged in Massachusetts. Hand assembled in Michigan. (more info)
5 inches total length x ¾ inches wide
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