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xx   SCREW
xx   TOOL

Tip: Get more torque from a screwdriver by drilling a hole through the handle so a drill bit can be inserted forming a "T" handle.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1987 (v.65#4) pg. 69

Tip on making a brass screwdriver from welding rod or toilet bowl lift wire.

The various types of screwdrivers and tips on their proper use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #103 Apr 1968 (v.18#2) pg. 41

A guide to screwdrivers that will help you select the right tool.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #132 Jan 1972 (v.22#1) pg. 35

The right way to use screwdrivers. Tips on how to choose a good one and which works best for various jobs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #142 Feb 1973 (v.23#2) pg. 48

How to magnetize a screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #330 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.42#7) pg. 14

Tip suggests putting a rubber chair tip over a screwdriver handle to get a better grip.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #343 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.43#10) pg. 74

Tip on converting an ordinary screwdriver into an extension bit for your power screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 22

Tight-spot screwdriver combines a box wrench with a short hex-shaped screwdriver bit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 45

Tip on using a ratchet drive in place of a short screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 69

Tip on using a short piece of rubber hose as a depth stop when installing drywall screws with a power screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #363 Nov 1995 (v.45#10) pg. 48

How to renew the tip on a Phillips screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 74

How to magnetize the tip of a screwdriver.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 81

Tip on electrically insulating a screwdriver by covering the shaft with heat shrink tubing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #395 Feb 1999 (v.49#2) pg. 86

Tip: Convert an eyedropper into a (1) fine-line glue bottle and (2) holder for small screwdriver bits.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 7

How screw guns differ from variable-speed drills. What is available in electric screw guns, nosepieces, and screws designed for power driving.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 42
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 6

Get more life out of "rounded over" drywall screw bits by filing the tip.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 16

Tip: Made a square-tipped driver from an old doorknob with a square shaft.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 26

Tip on using a file tang as a driver for square-drive screws.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 28

Tip on using slip-on pencil erasers to keep track of screw-gun bits.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 32

Sharpening screwdrivers.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 59
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 4

Modify a screwdriver to remove screws whose slots have been filled in with paint.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 12

Tip on adapting a magnetic bit holder to fit a spiral screwdriver.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 22

How to make plastic handles for files, screwdrivers and knives using Clear Cast liguid plastic.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 120

Drawing and dimensions given for making an offset slotted screwdriver out of 10mm tool steel.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Apr 1978 (v.67#4) pg. 43

Overhead transparency master illustrates various screwdrivers.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Dec 1980 (v.69#9) pg. 14

Tip: Make your own small screwdriver by grinding the head of a flattened finishing nail.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #605 Oct 1978 (v.74) pg. 124

Automobile ABCs. The right way to use hand tools. Looks at wrenches and screwdrivers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #632 Jan 1981 (v.77) pg. 28

Tips on choosing the right screwdriver for the job.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 155

More about using screwdrivers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #672 May 1984 (v.80) pg. 126

A look at the advantages of using a screw gun, an electric-powered screwdriver, to fasten sheetrock.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.13#1) pg. 6

Tip: Convert plastic cocktail stirrers into non-conductive screwdrivers for use with electronic equipment.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1990 (v.7#11) pg. 27

Continuity tester built into the handle of a screwdriver.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1968 (v.129#2) pg. 186

Offset screwdriver attachments fit onto the end of a regular Phillips-type screwdriver.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1974 (v.142#6) pg. 138

Workshop minicourse. Screwdriver basics.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1978 (v.149#6) pg. 43

Tip: Triangular file serves as an emergency "Torx" screwdriver.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1985 (v.162#11) pg. 18

Screwdrivers. A sampling of 22 different variations and their uses.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1986 (v.163#5) pg. 113

Screwdriver basics. A guide to their design and use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1996 (v.173#12) pg. 82

Buyer's guide to tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1964 (v.184#1) pg. 156

Screwdrivers. Photos and description of the many types available and tips on selecting the right one for the job.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1982 (v.220#5) pg. 132

Screw slot cleaner made from a hacksaw blade.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #64 Jan 1992 (v.11#4) pg. 8

Tune-up your screwdriver by hollow-grinding the tip.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 79

Battery-charge indicator for use with a cordless screwdriver.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1989 (v.60#8) pg. 12

How to select and use various types of screwdrivers.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 18

Hollow grinding a screwdriver tip will give the correct fit for the slot in a screw head.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #189 Apr 1992 (v.16#9) pg. 25

Tip: Use ribbed bits to drive Phillips screws without slipping.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #58 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 69

Sharpening phillips head screwdrivers.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1996 (v.45#6) pg. 100

Differences between a Phillips screwdriver and a Reed & Prince screwdriver are explained.
VINTAGE AIRPLANE Sep 1992 (v.20#9) pg. 21

Tip: How to recondition Phillips head screwdrivers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 80

Cordless screwdrivers and drills. What is available and tips on selecting the right one for your use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #11 Jun 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 38

Equip a rachet-style wrench with a socket and screwdriver tip to form an "offset" screwdriver for use in tight spots.
WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 19

How to widen a screw slot for a screwdriver blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 10

Tip suggests fitting a socket in a ratchet over the end of a screwdriver handle to tighten screws in a tight space.
WOODSMITH #111 Jun 1997 (v.19) pg. 4

Tip shows how to make a stubby screwdriver from a short section of dowel and a power driver bit.
WOODSMITH #112 Aug 1997 (v.19) pg. 5

Tip on driving Robertson (square head) screws using a socket wrench.
WOODWORK #6 Summer 1990 pg. 12

Biomechanical reasons for using a long screwdriver to drive really tight screws.
WOODWORKER Sep 1988 (v.92#9) pg. 789
Added Info WOODWORKER Nov 1988 (v.92#11) pg. 1076
Added Info WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1184
Added Info WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 388
Added Info WOODWORKER Jun 1989 (v.93#6) pg. 584

Adapt an ordinary screwdriver to a lever-and-ratchet assisted screwdriver.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 649

Using hollow grinding techniques to improve screwdrivers and pin punches.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 413

Tip: Use a box wrench and a removable screwdriver tip to work at right-angles in tight places.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 53

All about screwdrivers. Tips on the different types and their uses. How to grind screwdriver blades.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 14

Tip on using the nose of a cordless screwdriver (without a bit) to drive hex-head sheet metal screws.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 18

Phillips type power driver clamped into a pair of Vise Grip pliers suggested as a way to provide more torque than a standard screwdriver can deliver.
WORKBENCH Apr 1997 (v.53#2) pg. 14