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Piece of junk, knurled collar pinchpoint
The knurled collar has free movement of approx 5mm back and forth and pinches skin extremely painful when used. It's great at crushing 5mm of skin down to 0.001mm in a single swing due to this poorly designed collar. Switching to left or right turn very difficult to obtain. An absolute rip off youll regret. This wasn't cheap and same price as much better quality known brands, unfortunately that's all they had available when I purchased this piece of junk.
Purchased in July 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $40.00.
Works... but the lowest of low quality
YES this tool worked but when I removed the square drive to change to a socket, the little detent ball fired out of it's hole and flew across the garage.
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $40.00.
Screws with stripped heads - rusted in? Try the Trojan Impact Driver
I needed to replace some old decking that was screwed into steel girders. The original constructors had used galvanised screws that, of course, had become rusted in after the deck had been treated a few times. Using a conventional driver to remove them had no effect other than starting to strip the heads.
I Googled the problem and found out about manual impact drivers - like this one from Bunnings for $40. The idea is beautifully simple, a fitting holding one of the four supplied screwdriver bits is spring-loaded into a heavy, easy to grip ste...el handle. The fitting rotates clockwise or anticlockwise (undoing screws or tightening them) when the handle is pushed down - compressing the spring - and there is a solid end to the handle which can be hit with a hammer. The bits are harder than conventional driver bits so, when the bit is inserted into a screw head (even if stripped), held there, and the end of the handle is tapped with a hammer, the bit is pushed hard into the head and twisted in the desired direction to unscrew or screw in. It works well - I easily loosened the two screws with stripped heads so that a conventional driver could finish the job, and loosened all the other screws half a turn before even attempting to remove them with the ordinary driver. A few tips, don't hit the handle too hard, start with a couple of firm taps and see if the screw has moved. Only hit harder if nothing has changed. I used a rubber mallet rather than a hammer. Check that you haven't accidentally been gripping the fitting holding the bit, its easy to do and you can end up twisting the head so that it rotates the wrong way. To set it to undo hold the fitting in hand and turn the handle anticlockwise until it stops (about a quarter turn). To screw in, turn the handle clockwise.
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