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I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver. Does anybody make harder bits?

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Where did you get the poor things?

The cheap box of bits I got from Horrible Freight, I'd be rather more
concerned that they're going to snap into pieces if I force them hard.

I've bent and twisted dozens of screwdrivers, though.

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I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a flat
screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a single-piece
screwdriver. Does anybody make harder bits?

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On Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:42:47 -0500, "Tom Del Rosso"
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I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver. Does anybody make harder bits?


Put some Viagra tablets in the container where you keep your bits. They
will get hard!

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Tom Del Rosso wrote:
I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver. Does anybody make harder bits?


Snap-On and Proto both make good torx bits. $12 per bit.
They don't bend, they just suddenly break.

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Tom Del Rosso wrote:
I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver. Does anybody make harder bits?


Proto and Mac do, I think PB Baumann does also. They aren't cheap, but
they work. We use the Proto ones.

In addition you may want to invest in some Kroil or PB Blaster, and
maybe a small torch....
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Don't forget they have a lifetime warranty on hand tools so get a better
replacement.


Tim Williams wrote:
Where did you get the poor things?

The cheap box of bits I got from Horrible Freight, I'd be rather more
concerned that they're going to snap into pieces if I force them hard.

I've bent and twisted dozens of screwdrivers, though.

Tim


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On Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:42:47 -0500, "Tom Del Rosso"
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I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver. Does anybody make harder bits?


Try Milwaukee bits. There are a number of others that are designed
for impact drivers but Milwaukee are the best, IMO.
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On 2018/02/23 7:42 PM, Tom Del Rosso wrote:
I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver. Does anybody make harder bits?


Get good quality bits and your problem goes away. If you buy off Amazon
or eBay then you get 3rd world quality, not 1st world.

Try some Hazet tools some time as an example of 1st world quality. Be
sure you get them from a factory authorized distributor or you are
likely to just buy counterfeit.

https://www.hazet.de/produktkatalog/...hp?language=en

There is a reason why some brands of tools cost more than others...

John :-#)#

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On 24/02/2018 15:12, John Robertson wrote:
On 2018/02/23 7:42 PM, Tom Del Rosso wrote:
I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver.* The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver.* Does anybody make harder bits?


Get good quality bits and your problem goes away. If you buy off Amazon
or eBay then you get 3rd world quality, not 1st world.

Try some Hazet tools some time as an example of 1st world quality. Be
sure you get them from a factory authorized distributor or you are
likely to just buy counterfeit.

https://www.hazet.de/produktkatalog/...hp?language=en

There is a reason why some brands of tools cost more than others...


Extra cost of marketing??

Lots of profits for brand owners?


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On Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:24:25 +0000, Mike Perkins
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On 24/02/2018 15:12, John Robertson wrote:
On 2018/02/23 7:42 PM, Tom Del Rosso wrote:
I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver.* The screwdriver didn't bend at all.

None of the bits I ever saw are made of hardened steel like a
single-piece screwdriver.* Does anybody make harder bits?


Get good quality bits and your problem goes away. If you buy off Amazon
or eBay then you get 3rd world quality, not 1st world.

Try some Hazet tools some time as an example of 1st world quality. Be
sure you get them from a factory authorized distributor or you are
likely to just buy counterfeit.

https://www.hazet.de/produktkatalog/...hp?language=en

There is a reason why some brands of tools cost more than others...


Extra cost of marketing??

Lots of profits for brand owners?


Better quality.

Something that actually does what it promises?


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Mike Perkins wrote:
On 24/02/2018 15:12, John Robertson wrote:

Try some Hazet tools some time as an example of 1st world quality. Be
sure you get them from a factory authorized distributor or you are
likely to just buy counterfeit.

https://www.hazet.de/produktkatalog/...hp?language=en

There is a reason why some brands of tools cost more than others...


Extra cost of marketing??


Ever seen ads for Hazet, PB, or Proto? Those guys don't advertise
much, because they don't really need to.

The people who put money into marketing are the mid-grade outfits like
Snap-On and Mac, who make respectable but not marvelous tools and
make up for that in advertising.

Lots of profits for brand owners?


Maybe, but I suspect there's a lot more money selling millions of crappy
tools than hundreds of really nice ones. Harbor Freight is making money
hand over fist, and so are their suppliers. There's not a lot of money
in selling $100 Swiss pattern files, because there are only a limited number
of people who are going to buy them. Vaillorbe makes great tools, and they
might have high margins too, but they aren't making huge profits.
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On 2/24/18 4:53 PM, Ralph Mowery wrote:
Most of my better tools are the Craftsman tools from years ago.
The latter ones have not been as good of quality.


Round 1999-2000 Sears decided to ditch their OEM provider of
Craftsman tools in favor of a cheaper supplier.
They also introduced a new line of "Sears tools" that had mo\lifetime
warranty.

Oh, and the original OEM? They now sell tools with a lifetime warranty
through Home Depot. Their name? Husky.

And for the first six months, they also offered to honor the warranty on
any Craftsman tools.


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On Fri, 23 Feb 2018 22:42:47 -0500, Tom Del Rosso wrote:

I just twisted a torx bit into a spiral trying to remove a rusted screw,
then used a Dremel to cut a slot across the top and took it out with a
flat screwdriver. The screwdriver didn't bend at all.


+1 I had the exact same experience here too; supposedly a premium brand
tool in this country 'n' all.
Mind you, to be fair, I also had a Snap-On [TM] straight screwdriver bit
snap off first time I used it (back in '78) maybe they've improved since.


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