Interesting results, thanks. I often use the phillips drivers on my SAK's, and the best by far IMO are the "inline" ones as on the Swisschamp. These tend to grip a lot better than those on the backspring.
I like your test. I would be willing to send you a Victorinox SAK with an inline phillips driver for temporary use in testing.If you do that, I would like to suggest that you add #1 phillips screws to the test.
Thanks for posting the test results I ahve nothing to comment on except that my swisschamp phillips saw a recent work out while decorating the bathroom and I had no problems shifting some screws that haven't moved since flares were in style I will now have to get another new SAK just to compare it with.Cheers Mate you gave me a great excuse /reason to buy another SAK
Many years ago I used nothing but a Tinker to take down and dismantle some cabinets in a lab I worked in. One of the doctors asked why I didn't just go find the department toolbox. I said if anyone knew where the darn thing was, I would have. The Tinker got the job done no problem. The screws I couldn't reach with the T-style Phillips were taken care of with the can opener Phillips. Mike
Ringzero, do you have a Swisstool Spirit?The phillips driver on the Spirit is machined exactly the same as the inline phillips found on SAKs. You could substitute that driver in your test.
The S557 is also a great choice to test on, as you will also get to see Wenger's patented pressure lock in action as well. When you put pressure on the screw, the driver slides "into" the knife handle, locking it open. You didn't mention experiencing any of the other types folding on your fingers, but trust me, that is a very unpleasant experience.When selecting a SAK knowing I will likely encounter stubborn screws, I always reach for a Wenger model (or locking multi) for this reason.Def
yes, the phillips on the swiss toll is amazing. I beleive it is the inline you refer to?