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    Tools I Wish I had.

    the main point of this thread is for tools one wants but cannot locate.
    With any luck, there might be someone who knows right where you can get it.

    I will start it off.

    A Flot, either a descriptive measured layout plan, or a retail website.

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    Stanley "Yankee" screwdriver. I know you still get them, but in the 60s my dad had one with drill bits that fitted the same way as the screwdriver bits. You don't seem to get them with drill bits anymore.
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    I can only think of two places for Yankee Screwdrivers; perhaps a local newspaper ad.( usually a bag of tools for sale) or possibly a car boot sale.Not very dependable, but a chance.

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    Most Yankee screwdrivers died a long tme ago. The rachet mechanisms wore fairly quickly and whilst you could get them repaired, the advent of the electric screwdriver did for them I think.

    There's still one in the bottom of my toolbox though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunk View Post
    Most Yankee screwdrivers died a long tme ago. The rachet mechanisms wore fairly quickly and whilst you could get them repaired, the advent of the electric screwdriver did for them I think.

    There's still one in the bottom of my toolbox though!
    They might have died fairly quickly, but that would of course depend on heavily they were used. My Dad's died when the hollow plastic handle got broken. You can still buy them but not, as far as I know, with the drill bits. Does yours still work, and does it have drill bits?

    Is this the sweet smell of nostalgia? No, I just want a handy drill that fits in a small, but packed, toolbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsplitter View Post
    They might have died fairly quickly, but that would of course depend on heavily they were used. My Dad's died when the hollow plastic handle got broken. You can still buy them but not, as far as I know, with the drill bits. Does yours still work, and does it have drill bits?

    Is this the sweet smell of nostalgia? No, I just want a handy drill that fits in a small, but packed, toolbox.
    Ah well you see, some of us got ours back in the days when the handle was made of wood!

    So far as I can remember it does work although the rachet is inclined to slip a bit. I think there's only one bit for it though. Haven't used it for ages because when I feel like screwing something I use my cordless! (And you can read that any way you like!)
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