Aldi screwdrivers

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    Eddy Flynn
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    https://www.aldi.co.uk/wooden-handle-screwdriver-set/p/092922020752000
    has anyone used these ,are they as good as their chisels

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #136122
    David Gill
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    Hi Eddy
    I called in Aldi yesterday and bought a set of the screwdrivers. I have only had a quick look at them they seem ok. They look heavy duty they have metal caps on the handles could be hit with a hammer and there is a hexagon fitting between handle and shaft for using a spanner for extra torque
    All tips of the blades are magnetic for holding the screws
    The wooden handles have a shiny lacquer finish that I am not sure about may remove and oil?

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #136130
    Eddy Flynn
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    Thanks David i will pick a set up tomorrow

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #136131
    STEVE MASSIE
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    I wonder if they have hit the US market yet?

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #136144
    David Gill
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    Hi Eddy
    I found that the hexagon ends of the handles were uncomfortable on the palm of my hand so I rounded them off see attached photo. I did remove all of the original varnish off one of the handles applied Danish oil and wax, it felt better but decided not to do all of the rest. I have just oiled the rounded off ends.

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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    #136216
    gooner
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    I have a messy collection of screwdrivers and have been promising myself a nice set one day. I saw these at the weekend but for some reason never picked them up. By the way, their paint brushes are really good value too. The handles are comfy and bristle drop is minimal and better than any of the own brand/value priced type of brushes I have bought from the big DIY outlets.

    #136230
    Eddy Flynn
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    thanks for the paint brush tip I’ve often wondered what they were like, I’ll pick some up and give them a go

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #136610
    David Gill
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    I have used the screw drivers a few times now and think that they are well made and worth the money.
    I would recommend that if you do purchase a set you chamfer the top of the handles as outlined in my previous e-mail

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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