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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Throckmorton, Jan 8, 2011.
I hate those "grabbers". They don't last and usually fall off after a while.
"You know you're old school when", you can remember being taught how to sharpen a screwdriver. :lol:
I don't like the grabbers. They don't hold the screws properly. Not a mechanic's tool.
As to the holding screwdrivers that I have being unique, perhaps they are, but I've never seen an electrician's toolbox that didn't have a set. Let me see if I can find a set...that didn't take long, here's a link. This only shows one size, but they come in a lot of sizes, small and large, thick and thin, short and long (for those recessed screws that sit in "tunnels"). The link I posted above is to a tool made by Klein, one of the finest manufacturers of electrical tools. I think.
As a side note: All the tools I have I purchased or acquired because I saw someone else use them. I usually only carried a tool pouch and a couple meters, but all I did was troubleshoot for the most part. But my tool box was full of tools that I had to have after seeing them used by others.
Definitely not a tool for serious mechanics.
Huh. I still do that. Didn't consider that as extraordinary. It's common for an electrician to use a screwdriver as a chisel and a pair of side-cutters as a hammer. I do understand the drawbacks to using a screwdriver in that manner, but sometimes it was just the quickest way to get something done. When you have a process line that's making thousands of dollars an hour go down, you use tools in ways that they are not meant to be used. I'm not talking about using a screwdriver to chisel a three quarter inch bolt in half.
And a mechanic to use them as a pry bar.
Yeah, we had some really brutal mechanics. They used them for drift pins too. But we got our screwdrivers out to our storeroom, all Stanleys, and, since they we didn't have to pay for them...:lol:
Not this mechanic. I use a screwdriver as a screwdriver and a pry bar as a pry bar.
I've seen a guy with a piece of screwdriver sticking out of his cheek after the screwdriver he was using to pry on a valve body shattered. It's amazing how much a face laceration bleeds. The right tool for the job...I’m just sayin’
You would not believe some of the things I've seen "mechanics" do with screwdrivers. The shaft will definitely shatter when used as a pry bar or a drift pin if the load is heavy enough.
I used to stand Shore Patrol a lot. We only carried night sticks (or whatever they're called) and were taught to smack someone across the forehead with the stick. Never did it, but I saw it done and the forehead bleeds so profusely it's really easy to subdue a drunk, unruly, person. And it doesn't seem to actually cause much harm.
I've never had to stand duty as Shore Patrol (or MP duty when I was in the Army). I had a..lets say a "discussion" with Shore Patrol one evening in Dunoon Scotland. I didn't get hit and was allowed to return to the boat on my own but it was touch and go there for a minute.
I've seen a couple of screwdriver get bent or broke while someone was hitting it with a hammer. Not a pretty sight. :lol:
You would not believe the things I saw while patrolling in various places. Norfolk is/was a wild place.
Those Stanleys took a lot of abuse, but our mechanics usually managed to destroy them occasionally.