These screwdrivers modelled on old fashioned gunsmith's screwdrivers are made to fit specific screw slots on the tools. (They may well be useful for similar tasks on other makes of tool as well). The carefully machined tips are correctly sized to fit the screw slots giving good power and control, thus minimising slippage and risking damage to the screw head or tool. The Chipbreaker and frog adjustment screwdriver are particularly useful. Blades are hardened 416 Stainless Steel, except for the Split Nut Driver, which is 4140 tool steel. Each screwdriver is fitted with a curly maple handle and the brass ferrules are numbered for easy identification. Each screwdriver sold separately.
10 July 2015
Beautifully made and matched to Lie Nielsen toolsI bought four of these screwdrivers and then bought the rest as I was very impressed by the workmanship as is the case with all of Lie Nielsen products. I have several of their planes and saws and I wanted to look after them. I decided that rather than use any old screwdriver from my tool box that could damage the beautiful screws on my planes etc it was better to invest a little more and get the proper matched screwdrivers...I was not disappointed. I have so far resisted the temptation to use these screwdrivers for anything other than the job that they are intended for. I believe that keeping the planes in particular well sharpened and properly adjusted is important for good results and becomes easier to achieve those results....the screwdrivers are a great first step.