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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 $59.95  
08C03.02 Large German Yankee W/ Hex Head
In Stock $98.80 $74.50  
08C03.10 Small Yankee + 102 Bit Set
In Stock $101.40 $74.50  
08C03.20 Large Yankee + 102 Bit Set
In Stock $122.30 $92.80  
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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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5  - 
Much Improved
Reviewed By:   (Tucson, AZ) 
I found this to be a much improved design of the original Yankee driver with a very fluid action. The accuracy of placement and control, as compared to a powered drill, was a pleasant surprise. Stores in a retracted position to save space.

5  - 
Just Like Dad's
Reviewed By:   (Fullerton, CA) 
Just like the driver I first used as a child, only better, this one has Philips bits! Smooth action, easy to use, doesn't tax wrist, since you push it not twist it. Sometimes the older styles work the best.

2  - 
Bull Driver
Reviewed By:   (Moorcroft, Wyoming) 
Wonderful idea, couldn't wait for it to get here to try it. Imagine my surprise when I found out my bull driver was a steer, and has no magnet.?!

5  - 
Excellent Product
Reviewed By:   (Jonesboro, Arkansas) 
Excellent product, extremely well made. The quality is evident as soon as you pick the tool up.

5  - 
My Father Used One For Decades
Reviewed By:   (Melbourne, Australia) 
My father was a furniture upholsterer for decades before the appearance of power tools. The 'Yankee' tool was his 'power tool'; he would disassemble and reassemble furniture all day long with this tool; he taught me how to use it too; you can apply incredibly fine increments of pressure and torque with this tool that no power tool can imitate. ----- PRO TIP: Yankees with wooden handles are the real deal; plastic handle Yankees are not recommended for serious hard work; they will make your palms sweat, softening your skin and causing blisters. If you buy this tool here, the first thing to do is strip the paint off the wooden handle, sandpaper it smooth and use it like that...gripping raw wood; the sweat and natural oils in your hands will eventually add a protective sheen to the handle. ----- Good Luck and Enjoy!

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