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Old 30-11-2008, 03:34   #1
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Screw it!

I am sure you have faced the problem of putting in a screw on a horizontal mounting, mounting "up" or in some very in accessible location or with tiny screws you either can't hold or get you fingers / hand on them.

How do you deal with these situations with non magnetic screws (SS or bronze). I resort to a bit of masking tape at times, but am sure there are better "devices" for these too frequent, frustrating and annoying situations.

Let's hear how you screw.

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Old 30-11-2008, 04:06   #2
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defjef, Sometimes it is better to go with a hex head and use a small socket wrench.

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Old 30-11-2008, 04:49   #3
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A dab of something thick and sticky. I have used peanut butter, caulk, grease, ChapStick, ect.
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Old 30-11-2008, 04:55   #4
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The "split/wedge" starting screwdrivers for slotted screws don't take much torque!
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Old 30-11-2008, 05:02   #5
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Thereís numerous screw-holding screwdriver systems, including:
5-Piece screw-holding screwdriver set<br>with insulated shafts.<br>FIVE-YEAR UNLIMITED WARRANTY.

Of course the "Robertson" (square socket head) screws donít need any special tools and techniques.
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Old 30-11-2008, 05:08   #6
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Hey Gord That Greenlee screwdriver looks nice
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Old 30-11-2008, 06:10   #7
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Piece of scrap paper.

Simply screwed / pushed through.

Most of the directional guidance is applied by the screwdriver, paper is just to remove the need to hold the screw upside down etc in roughly the right location whilst you fiddle around with the screwdriver. Of course a pilot hole makes life easier or if that not needed punched with a bradawl to help with the intial "bite"....can sometimes use the paper to guide the screw into position for a light pushfit or 1/4 turn by finger.....on some jobs I find a single finger works best, rather than being all fingers and thumbs

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