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Reccomend a Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by RemRod, May 30, 2009.

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  1. RemRod

    RemRod TS Member

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    Can anyone reccomend a good gunsmithing screwdriver set?

    Thanks

    RemRod
     
  2. Anti-Fed

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    Brownells has plenty.

    Jed
     
  3. kehrby

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    Definately do not go the cheap route! I speak from experience. Brand new Ruger Single six and a bit broke on me. Messed up a perfectly nice frame!!!!

    Steve
     
  4. JerryP

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    Brownell's and any gunsmith screwdrivers are not hollow ground, they are parallel sided.
     
  5. RemRod

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    what does that mean?
     
  6. KENENT1

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    it means the blade thickness is parallel not tapered, this keeps the screwdriver from camming out of the screw head like a tapered driver will.



    tony
     
  7. zzt

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    Don't buy anything from Wheeler Engineering. It's flat out junk. Double check whatever you decide to buy. Much of the good stuff has been replaced by junk, but sold at the same price.
     
  8. gun fitter

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    I use craftsman and grind them myself when the no longer work take them bacck for new ones.
    Joe
     
  9. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Brownell's set from them about ten years ago, spent around 120.00. Knowing the quality of them and no breakage I consider it money well spent and could be half again more expensive and still worth it.
     
  10. cubancigar2000

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    Like deercreek, I purchased a quailty set from Brownells 20 years ago and they are like new today. The brand is Chapman
    here is one on ebayhttp://cgi.ebay.com/CHAPMAN-GUN-SCREWDRIVER-TOOL-SET-CASE-SCREW-DRIVER_W0QQitemZ360158600982QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq20090528?IMSfp=TL090528153003r15052
     
  11. AJKohler

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    Brownell's - end of story.

    Tony
     
  12. jbmi

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    I have a set made my Grace, it's made in a small shop in NW Mich. It comes in a nice zippered case for storage. You can find them in Brownells as well as Cabela's. It also comes with brass punches and a small brass hammer. I haven't found a gun that the set does not fit.
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  13. bigbore613

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    Brownells are great. Get the large set if you have the money and also the optional thin bit set. I have many bits fitted for certain screws by using a dremel tool. Jeff
     
  14. Clay KillR

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    Don't buy the one from Cabela's in the red plastic box. Cheap POS.
     
  15. RemRod

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    Thanks for the info cubancigar2000, I actually ended up winning the bid on ebay.

    -RemRod
     
  16. johnjohn91387

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    Actually have some 30 years experience with both the Brownells set, AND the Chapman set, with the adaptor pack "G". (which is probably before your time, but it's a folding plastic case with a dozen or so more hex bits).

    When I find the Brownells set doesn't have the right bit, I know that I can depend on the one from Chapman, esp. if the requirement is for a hex bit.

    Good stuff, and those who suggested either on this thread are obviously smart and experienced people.

    John
     
  17. JerryP

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    I have broken several Brownell's bits, I wasn't aware of a replacement deal.



    gun fitter , you'll always have one that fits.
     
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