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Universal Screw Starter

One of those woodworking essentials
Buy 2 & Save:  $5.85
Stock Number Item Description Availability Price Sale Price Order Qty
17P01.01 Universal Screw Starter
In Stock $12.90  
17P01.10 Universal Screw Starter (2)
In Stock $25.80 $19.95  
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For decades this American made tool was an indispensable part of most woodworking - a tool small enough to be carried everywhere if necessary and that worked fast and effectively. Sadly it disappeared, but after months of development work in Taiwan, we now bring it back to you. It's simple and precise to use, inexpensive and it works exactly the same way as before. Get two and have one in the shop and one in your traveling tool box. Hardwood handle. 2-5/8" long shank.

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Overall Rating :5 
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5  - 
Screw Starter
Reviewed By:   (Chesapeake, VA) 
One of the handiest tools I use. The "go-to" when starting smaller screws.

5  - 
An Awl For All
Reviewed By:   (New Market, Maryland) 
This is a very well made tool. It not only looks but also works great. Every woodworker knows that a guide hole should be used for every screw. Today, with battery powered drills, a hand screw starter awl is not essential; however, some of us are impatient, to put it nicely. I bought this tool as a reminder not to set a screw before making a starter hole. It's easy. I can carry it with me, and if I'm just too "stubborn" to get my drill, I can use this beautiful tool. In the meantime, it has a place of honor in my shop, just waiting for its ridiculously lazy owner to do some work.
Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner February 2015 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, John!!

1  - 
Looks Good But Doesn't Do The Job
Reviewed By:   (Newnan, Georgia) 
This tool looks good but it just doesn't do the job. It seems that it is not sharp enough to cut in. I have a similar one that was my father's and was made in the 50s and it works great. I got this one to replace that one for regular use. I guess it is true, they just don't make them like they used to.

5  - 
Handy Tool For Woodworkers
Reviewed By:   (Booneville, Mississippi) 
Great for getting screws started and shape helps countersink screws.

5  - 
Ultra Handy
Reviewed By:   (Lascassas, TN) 
I thought this was interesting when I saw it in the catalog and decided to give it a try. It is great not only for starting screws but also for starting drill holes--no drill bit jumping off the mark with a little help from the screw starter! Has made my projects a lot easier.

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