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Offline hickory n Steel

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Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:58:39 PM »
I saw one at the local hardware and had to pick it up.
Put it in the screwdriver holder with the rest of the Craftsmans in the garage.

I've always liked the Craftsman acetate handles when the size is right, some of the Philips have a smaller grip than I'd like but this one is just right.

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 08:43:54 PM »
After looking up WF, I took a closer look at your picture and wandered into the garage.

Yup, I have some also. Who knew?

Looks like my 6 in 1's top comes off to store the bits vs. yours has the bits in the shank, though.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2019, 08:52:03 PM by torqueman2002 »
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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 08:48:51 PM »
Just keep it away from any "stinking" drivers you have so it doesn't get infected.... :D

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 09:00:34 PM »
Just keep it away from any "stinking" drivers you have so it doesn't get infected.... :D
All the drivers on the pegboard are pretty new, the only old acetate Craftsman handle I have is my scratch awl and it doesn't smell for some reason.
Fingers crossed it stays that way  O:-)

That WF ratcheting bit driver next to it came branded as a Husky pro with a huge handle so I replaced it with this Craftsman bit driver handle.
As a Craftsman it would've come with the handle shown by torqueman2002.

Offline slip knot

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 09:05:47 PM »
I had one in the farm truck box. it broke in the middle of the handle. Don't recall why. I epoxied back together. ;D

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 09:36:30 PM »
I had one in the farm truck box. it broke in the middle of the handle. Don't recall why. I epoxied back together. ;D
That was probably an interesting experience.

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 12:36:51 AM »
I got my wife one of those and she loves it. She keeps it in the kitchen drawer. I rather like it myself.
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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 12:59:34 AM »
I got my wife one of those and she loves it. She keeps it in the kitchen drawer. I rather like it myself.
I've got other brands, but I do quite like the handle on this one.
It's the shape I like In the size that this shape works best in.
 my most used that I carry at work was made by a company called AT&G, it's got the right balance of an easy to carry size and a grip that feels good in hand.

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 04:34:09 AM »
I have several from different brands but I like this one the best. I should have gotten one for me.
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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 12:44:11 PM »
I have several from different brands but I like this one the best. I should have gotten one for me.
Your nearest ace hardware might still have them.
I don't know if they're still being made it not.

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 04:02:50 PM »
I know the local Sears stores have no had them for some time. But I suppose the actual inventory is determined by the department manager, store manager and possibly some regional manager. At one time there were no less than 9 Sears stores within about 1/2 hour give or take. No idea how many are still left but I do know some have been closed.

But if I come across them I will snag what I can find.
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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 04:13:24 PM »
Kitchen drawer is a great place for a 6 in 1.  I carried one for a while but got away from it.  Likely lost one of the bits or it let me down, can't remember.  I used it for quite a while so I am not complaining

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 07:24:58 PM »
I got my wife one of those and she loves it. She keeps it in the kitchen drawer. I rather like it myself.

Me too! I think the brand I left for the lady of the house is a Greenlee.

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 08:09:38 PM »
I got my wife one of those and she loves it. She keeps it in the kitchen drawer. I rather like it myself.

Me too! I think the brand I left for the lady of the house is a Greenlee.
My mom has a cheap red Ace hardware 6 in 1 in the kitchen drawer.

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Re: Never knew WF made a 6 in 1
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 10:23:57 AM »
I used to carry an import version in my pilot's bag that had a variety of bits and 2 lights alongside the shaft and a fat rubber grip. Worked great but eventually fell apart.