Welcome to our second episode of Tools for the Gun Shop. This month we are continuing our conversation about tools and specifically about screwdrivers. We are going to be looking at one of the most used tools at the gunsmith’s workbench. While this episode may lean toward new or newer gunsmiths, it is also for seasoned gunsmiths. As we talked about last month, some of you that have been gunsmiths for a while may need to know about different tool options, better tool options, or tools that will last longer and save you in the long run. We are going to be looking at hollow ground for gunsmithing screws vs. angled for carpentry. We will look different types of screwdrivers, such as insert bit type, pre-ground gunsmithing screwdrivers, and standard screwdrivers that you need to grind yourself. We will also talk about better screwdrivers, meaning better steel and better heat treat… and where to get them. Since gunsmiths should be using hollow-ground or parallel ground screwdrivers, I will briefly demonstrate how to grind screwdrivers and give you some options for grinding screwdrivers.
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