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 18 April 2013 07:50 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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I been sparkying on the tools for years and years and bought thousands and thousands pounds of tools for the job.

Today compleatly fed up with Drapper (yellow & red) insulated drivers after the 1st one spins inside the insulated handle and 2nd 4mm screwdriver on closer inspection has been bent at edges.

I'm like every other Sparky out there and use the 4mm flat and PH2 screwdriver for every task in the working day.

Considering returning to CK..........

Opinions recommendations please...

Draper....seem to be buying a replacment or new one twice a month,
Isorola.......to soft and broken dozens,
Stanley.......didn't like the grip.
Wera....... that long ago can't remember.

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 18 April 2013 07:55 PM
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Dougie

I have used CK screwdrivers (yellow & red) for a long time with no problems. I have had a number of CK 'drivers for about 5 years & they are just starting to show some wear.

Another crap make to add to your list is Kewtech.

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Mike
 18 April 2013 08:00 PM
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Martynduerden

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Ha very funny been having the same argument with myself, imo Draper are totally crap, even the professional range.

Irozola ok but a bit flimsy at the tip

Wera- my torque drivers are very good!

I have just started using CK can't praise the enough what a change!

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 18 April 2013 08:01 PM
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Grumpy

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Don't want to be picky but the only time I use a PH2 is for plasterboard screws. Which begs the question, why do they continue to make plasterboard scres PH2 when the rest of the world runs on PZ2.
 18 April 2013 08:03 PM
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perspicacious

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Is your vehicle PZ or PH?

The PH came about due to the automotive world.

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BOD
 18 April 2013 08:16 PM
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circle143

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I broke my 4mm screwdriver and the only ones the wholesaler had were CK...........these wouldn't have been my first choice...........but its the best terminal driver I have ever had!

I also use Irazola and Bahco - but they don't compare to the CK

Years ago I bought some Wijia (I think they are called) screwdrivers and these too were good!
 18 April 2013 08:31 PM
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alanblaby

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Wiha are good, though I do use Draper everyday - the ones with the dimpled rubber handles, I like them, and haven't had a problem at all with them, though I do replace the flat head one every year, but at £4ish that isnt a problem.
I'm using a 2mm(iirc) Wiha after I was given it at elex, it is good, and I'll be buying them again. Their removable head driver is reasonable, but a little long for my liking.
 18 April 2013 09:08 PM
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stateit

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Wera & Draper removable blade sets.

Both just as rugged, but actually prefer Draper ergonomics.

Got a few of them now.

Last well, and there's always a correct-size bit at hand.

Use my old CKs as chisels/gouges/whatever. They last pretty well doing those jobs as well.

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 18 April 2013 09:30 PM
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antric2

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Have used CK for years and are excellent value for the money.
Knipex also I think are very good.

I dont use Silverline,Draper or Stax branded Supatool range...now they are poor.
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 18 April 2013 09:31 PM
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dbullard

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I hate CK drivers, all the ones I have had recently get returned .......... snapped blades, I had a set years and years ago from CK and they were fantastic, lately all mine have snapped.

I like irazola, and another make that CEF used to stock but no longer do cant think of their name but had very thin handles, these were great ah yes BAHCO just replaced my 3rd set of CK snips, now back with BAHCO, did like the tower range of snips but schneider has taken over and "bolloxed" these as well



Different strokes for different folks I guess.

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 18 April 2013 09:37 PM
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Wera and Wiha are the best. And I have tried all of the makes mentioned. Trust me, I'm an electrician!
 18 April 2013 09:44 PM
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Cremeegg

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Fixed drivers - Bahco - lovely grip!

Removeable head - Wera. Neither showing few signs of wear after 5 years
 18 April 2013 10:22 PM
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coastelectrics

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I carry 4 flats 3,3.5,4.0and 5.5 2 PZs No 1 & 2 2PHs No1 & 2 across CK, Draper, wera and Klauke. They're delibrately different makes because there's nowt more irritating that reaching into your belt for a flat only to come out with a pz. its not the drivers that are crap its the screws - specially those bloody things in consumer units - neither pz nor flat they'll chew the end off any good driver.
 18 April 2013 10:23 PM
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21stcentury

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Have just ordered a set of facom pro twist, being delivered tomorrow. Have used irazola for years but fancy a change. Did buy a set of wera last month from screw fix but fed up them with already. Will keep you updated on the pro twists!
 18 April 2013 10:23 PM
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21stcentury

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Have just ordered a set of facom pro twist, being delivered tomorrow. Have used irazola for years but fancy a change. Did buy a set of wera last month from screw fix but fed up them with already. Will keep you updated on the pro twists!
 18 April 2013 11:17 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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This is a similar debate I have with the other half just this week. she was moaning I spent £50 on dewalt trousers. However when I pointed out that I spend all day everyday in the same trousers when she wears a £100 dress/outfit and were it twice a year and also said I have jeans and suits that I hardly wear that cost much more than my Dealt work trousers that I will wear for hours a week until they basically rip with wear.

One nil to me!

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 18 April 2013 11:19 PM
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baldelectrician

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I use Wera from toolstaion.

Really good, no quality issues

I was using CK, but found the quality went through the floor in the past year and a half.
Had 80% of CK pozi 2 drivers returned within a short period.

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 19 April 2013 07:27 AM
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rogerbryant

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These are not cheap but are very good:

http://www.thepbswisstoolshop.co.uk/

They also offer special drivers for the mixed slot/cross screws used on terminals.

Best regards

Roger
 19 April 2013 07:38 AM
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Originally posted by: 21stcentury

Have just ordered a set of facom pro twist, being delivered tomorrow. Have used irazola for years but fancy a change. Did buy a set of wera last month from screw fix but fed up them with already. Will keep you updated on the pro twists!


Yes please, be interested in a update, especially with reference to the pz's and terminal drivers.

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Daren

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 19 April 2013 07:43 AM
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coastelectrics

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Colour coded ends to the handles - Brilliant idea - typical Swiss ingenuity
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