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Friends , I ask you for help from Russia

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For a long time I can not find for sale a short screwdriver - spiral ( similar to Miller, the only new ) sold in stores United States, this type of screwdriver ? The site ebay and aliexpress no results. Thanks for the help



That is the old Stanley (post #212032, reply #1 of 10)

That is the old Stanley "Yankee" brand screwdriver (though I can see why that name would not be used in Russia).  Haven't seen one in 30-40 years, but if you Google "yankee screwdriver" you will get a number of "hits".


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I found one that will ship to about anywhere. (post #212032, reply #2 of 10)

I don't know if this is any good, but check it out.  Also look for automatic screwdriver.

http://www.lightinthebox.com/t201-bh-aut...

These are really nice, and should be because they are a lot more expensive.

https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/stor...

Do note that there are two (post #212032, reply #3 of 10)

Do note that there are two different schemes.  The standard Yankee, best I can recall, operates by pushing the handle in and out.  With the other style (which your picture may be showing) the handle is held stationary while the collar is moved back and forth with the other hand.  I don't recall a special name for that (rarer) style, but it's been 40-50 years since I used these things.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I didn't know they still made (post #212032, reply #4 of 10)

I didn't know they still made them.  I tore up my fingers with them and scuffed some things badly too.   I bought a cordless drill driver as soon as possible.  Those tools are better for tool art, they were really nicely made tools back in the day, but probably wounded many a carpenters fingers, and their work.

I can recall them being used, (post #212032, reply #5 of 10)

I can recall them being used, quite skillfully and to good effect, by the guys who used to come in and put up curtain rods, before that became a DIY task.  Pretty much ideal for that sort of task.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

They probably required an (post #212032, reply #6 of 10)

They probably required an acquired skill to work well.  Remember the push drills?  So after you made a pilot hole with that, you took your spiral straight slot screwdriver , and mashed down hard to start the screw, that's where the problems usually started...

In the pre-cordless days (post #212032, reply #9 of 10)

In the pre-cordless days those thigs were a God-send. I used my big one every day for many years installing windows and door hinges in psrticular. Anytime a screw went in the Yankee came out. MIne is still  in my barn toolbox but I haven't used it in 20 years I'll bet.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 45 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

They were pretty handy, and (post #212032, reply #10 of 10)

They were pretty handy, and pretty fast.  I had a couple of cheaper ones.  I think one of mine was a Great Neck, sort of the Good in Good/Better/Best.  But back then, most tools were pretty well made.

i have one in the shop you can have (post #212032, reply #7 of 10)

if you can figure a way for me to send it to you (at your expense) ill give it to you.

New & Improved Version (post #212032, reply #8 of 10)

Garrett-Wade is selling a German version, one that uses any bit with a 1/4" hex shank (the bits used on impact drivers).