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Old 20th August 2015, 06:18   #1096
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Picked up a skil 28 piece screwdriver set from amazon for 3xx rupees during the freedom lightning sale. Not bad, happy with the purchase!

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J... for getting the length of the screw in fast ...
Wow - good buy!

With wood, I use the trick used by Indian carpenters - drill a starter hole the length of the screw threads, and apply a bit of wax on the thread to ease the passage of the screw. Some rechargeable screw drivers include a 2 or 3mm bit for that.
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It isn't only wood screws. There are things like the screws that hold switches and sockets to the backing box, that are always far too long (to allow for various depths, of course) and seem to take an age to screw in and out. I've already used my 4-times gearing on one of those.

I've long wanted a cheap, battery screwdriver, for that sort of assembly/disassembly work. It is absolutely not worth a "proper" electric driver. Many years ago, when I had to regularly assemble batches of PCs, I had one that came free with something, and it was absolutely up to the job, and saved a lot of time.

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Picked up a skil 28 piece screwdriver set from amazon for 3xx rupees during the freedom lightning sale. Not bad, happy with the purchase!
I dislike "T-handled" screwdrivers, although I'm sure they must have a use --- but I have a very similar Skil 30-piece set with a ratchet handle, and I find it excellent. It was a Flipkart purchase, some time back.

I'm confident that you will find the quality way in excess of Rs300. That's a great deal

I should put up a gallery of my screwdriver sets: I am a bit of a collector!

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I dislike "T-handled" screwdrivers, although I'm sure they must have a use --- but I have a very similar Skil 30-piece set with a ratchet handle, and I find it excellent. It was a Flipkart purchase, some time back.

I'm confident that you will find the quality way in excess of Rs300. That's a great deal

I should put up a gallery of my screwdriver sets: I am a bit of a collector!
I'm not too fond of the T handle as well. But for the price, its a good buy.

It goes into my car's toolkit. Hopefully I'll never have to use it again
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I guess the T handle, in combination with the ratchet, could be useful on very tight screws. One day I might wish I had one!
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Bought a tool box to organize my tools.

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Very nice... but they are quite heavy. Especially, of course, after having been filled with tools.

Solution: add wheels! Four small wheels, screwed to a board that the toolbox sits on, mean that I can easily pull it out of its under-table storage and put it back again.

Of course, this is only good for in-workshop use.
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Bought a tool box to organize my tools.
Nice. How much did you pay?
My plastic tool box broke and I am planning to get a replacement this weekend. Looking for suggestions.
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The Bosch drill that I bought some 28 years back (revived after a recent brush change) came in a cardboard box, which is kind of in tatters now. Can one get an empty plastic carrying case like what the newer drill kits come in? Searched high and low quite unsuccessfully!
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Certainly. Here's min, bought in UK maybe fifteen years ago. It is Stanley brand...


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And here is my new 2.5-inch pipe wrench, posing in front of my new flood-water-defying machine...

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The Bosch drill that I bought some 28 years back (revived after a recent brush change) came in a cardboard box, which is kind of in tatters now. Can one get an empty plastic carrying case like what the newer drill kits come in? Searched high and low quite unsuccessfully!
I found some one selling old drill boxes in Delhi's Sewa Nagar market. I guess that such boxes are sold by electricians/plumbers and others in the building trade. The turn around of Chinese drills and saws is quite high - around 2 pieces per person per year is what one of them told me, so lots of boxes in "Kabadi" markets.
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Nice. How much did you pay?
My plastic tool box broke and I am planning to get a replacement this weekend. Looking for suggestions.
I got it for Rs.1400/- from my local hardware shop. It has a maximum load carry capacity of 30 kilograms.

Currently there is a 40% off for the same at the following site
https://www.industrybuying.com/tool-...s%20tool%20box

The stanleys are a looker (probably better quality too), but they are costly

http://www.tolexo.com/stanley-cantil...FZUqjgodnawFvQ

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I looked around for something with wheels that I can tuck under the bed but nothing was available. So settled for a Stanley 19" Plastic Tool Box The store had only a display piece and said they'll deliver a new piece from their go-down early next week. The price came to 1400 change; cheaper than Tolexo.

Picked a few other tools as well. More on that and pics when I get the box in hand.
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My power-tool-specific box contains everything I need for almost every small job that involves drilling, in or out of the home. I might add a specific screwdriver, or other tool, but mostly, it is just pick up and go. Underneath the hammer handle is a small spirit level.

Hmmm... currently missing: an electrical tester screwdriver, a roll of insulation tape, and a measuring tape...
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Very nice... but they are quite heavy. Especially, of course, after having been filled with tools.

Solution: add wheels! Four small wheels, screwed to a board that the toolbox sits on, mean that I can easily pull it out of its under-table storage and put it back again.

Of course, this is only good for in-workshop use.
Thanks for the idea Thad

I also scratch proofed the tool box bottom with a neoprene rubber sheet.

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Got to paint and add an aluminium beading to the edges of the board.
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