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Improved Yankee-Style Screwdrivers

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Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Sale Price Order Qty
08C03.01 Small German Yankee W/Hex Head
In Stock $77.90  
08C03.02 Large German Yankee W/ Hex Head
In Stock $98.80  
08C03.10 Small Yankee + 102 Bit Set
In Stock $100.40 $89.95  
08C03.20 Large Yankee + 102 Bit Set
In Stock $121.30 $105.50  
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The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver, famous for decades, is no longer made by Stanley UK, but now a respected German manufacturer has taken this design and improved it. It has replaced the usual round notched collet-chuck (that held just a few bit sizes) with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits. This is great news for the thousands of woodworkers who have loved and missed this tool.

The two sizes mirror the two smaller Stanley sizes and are the most popular. The smaller size is 12" long fully extended and the large is 17-3/4" fully extended. Both have a 3-position selector—locked, spiral-in and spiral-out—as well as a barrel lock in the fully retracted position, and come with 3 bits (they are double ended so you get 3 slotted and 3 Phillips). Any of the hex bits in our 102 Bit Set (shown) fit the chucks. These are mechanically complex tools, precision crafted in Germany. Click Here to purchase the 102pc Hex Bit Set separately.

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4  - 
Disappointed - Update
Reviewed By:   (Cary, NC) 
After contacting GW about the malfunctioning Yankee Screw Driver as described in my earlier review, GW promptly replaced it. The new screwdriver's gears are much better but driving large screws still causes an occasional gear slip. I consider this tool more lightweight than the original Yankee but a good tool none the less.

1  - 
Reviewed By:   (Cary, NC) 
After reading glowing review after review, I gladly plunked down my $100.00+ for a German engineered version of the Stanley Yankee screwdriver that my father has and I used many times. It arrived promptly as promised with the bit set. My disappointment came when trying to drive ¾” long screws into a pine door jamb. The gears slipped (not the tip in the screw) when using the push ratchet feature of the driver, it did not slip as long as I locked the driver in fixed mode. Very disappointed.

5  - 
Excellent Value
Reviewed By:   (Gallatin, Tennessee) 
My Dad had one of these in his shop for years. After many searches on the web, I decided on trusting Garrett Wade for supplying quality. I was not disappointed! Tool is rugged, smooth and more than I expected. I would purchase this tool again and recommend it to any wood worker...

5  - 
Yankee Style Screwdriver
Reviewed By:   (Silver Spring, Maryland) 
Yankee style screwdriver is very well made and very useful. I regularly use it making complex frames for art textile art hangings, where its control and comfort are greatly appreciated.

5  - 
Back to Basics
Reviewed By:   (San Antonio, Texas) 
Similar to many of the other reviewers, I had a little experience with the original Yankee, but the bits are hard to find. So, like most, I use a battery powered screw gun/drill for many of my needs. Hard to beat the power, but when the battery fails, you are left with a long coffee break or hand screwdrivers...and blisters. So when a buddy showed me how to make short work of assembly with drywall screws using his Yankee, I had to try it again. Ordered the long driver and love it! I'm looking forward to my next drywall project and using a drywall bit on my German "Yankee." I found an easy way to keep the double-ended bits with the driver. Two very small rare earth magnets on each allow you to attach them to the main shaft of the driver. Two keep them aligned with the shaft and prevent the from spinning. Added benefit: easy to pick up metal items with the "magnetic" bit on the screws on the ground or from the box. Great product that will outlive me!

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