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Tool Talk => Keychain and One Piece Tools => Topic started by: jerseydevil on September 15, 2012, 10:03:38 PM

Title: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: jerseydevil on September 15, 2012, 10:03:38 PM
I was at Sears the other day, and came across a box of these little suckers at 99 cents each....

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Needless to say, in true MT.O fashion I bought five of them.  :)  One's on my keychain, and another has gone to my brother.  I did a quick search on the site but there doesn't seem to be much on these floating around.  I did see the Powerful Pete threads, basically the same thing.  It seems like it will be a useful addition to my keychain, along with my Executive and P-51.  Anyone else carry or use one of these?
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain dfirver
Post by: Mike, Lord of the Spammers! on September 15, 2012, 10:15:43 PM
I use mine at work as there perfect for shutting off isolation valves on knackered plumbing :tu:

Damn good value for less than a dollar :tu:
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: GNandGS on September 16, 2012, 01:11:14 AM
They used to include them with Tool sets "back in the day".  Not sure about now.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: Sazabi on September 16, 2012, 04:19:30 AM
They used to include them with Tool sets "back in the day".  Not sure about now.

They're still included in some of the larger screwdriver sets, but not all. :tu:

I pick them up from flea markets and the like when I can find new ones for around 50 cents or less, but I get them from Sears once in a while, too.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: getahl on September 16, 2012, 05:49:45 AM
I have two of the Sears ones; bought one, oh, four years ago or so. I can't say it has proved invaluable, but it has tightened more than a few cabinet handles and knobs, and a couple light switch covers. It normally rides in my wallet because it is flat.

The second I bought as a back up, just because.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: Gadget Guy on September 18, 2012, 03:49:23 AM
I keep those in all of our cars as they're very handy. When I was a kid that was my first proper keychain tool. I guess I had the bug even back then.   :D
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: Vladimir on September 18, 2012, 08:00:34 PM
I have one on my keychain.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: cbl51 on October 05, 2012, 06:59:13 PM
I keep one in my wallet along with a P-38, as my travel tools for planes. So far they haven't caused a probelm flying, but they have come in very handy several times.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: jerseydevil on October 05, 2012, 07:08:28 PM
It sure has been a useful little thing.  :tu:  My most carried SAKs tend to be Wengers, so I'm missing the small driver on the can opener.  The Craftsman has taken up that slack rather nicely actually....
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: cbl51 on October 06, 2012, 11:14:57 PM
If you file the edges of the smallest driver on the Sears tool, it fits the most common number 2 phiilips perfectly. I've filed the one edge of the biggest driver to a mild chisel edge, so it makes a good scraper for stickers and decals and stuff.

You can also pop off a beer cap if you use the BIC lighter method.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: Cyclone82 on November 13, 2012, 12:55:16 PM
Ahhhh i bought 4 of these that came with a mini screw driver for $8 each that were labeled craftsman sears made in USA. Wish i only paid 50 cents. If i like these i might see if one of you guys can get me some cheapies.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: Sazabi on November 14, 2012, 02:35:34 PM
Ahhhh i bought 4 of these that came with a mini screw driver for $8 each that were labeled craftsman sears made in USA. Wish i only paid 50 cents. If i like these i might see if one of you guys can get me some cheapies.

Just let me know if you would like any and I'll forward some.  Still haven't seen them for $0.50, though; cheapest I've found on sale has been $0.89. :/
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: cbl51 on November 17, 2012, 07:34:48 PM
Ahhhh i bought 4 of these that came with a mini screw driver for $8 each that were labeled craftsman sears made in USA. Wish i only paid 50 cents. If i like these i might see if one of you guys can get me some cheapies.

Just let me know if you would like any and I'll forward some.  Still haven't seen them for $0.50, though; cheapest I've found on sale has been $0.89. :/

Sears usally has they new in the tool department for .99 cents.
Title: Re: Craftsman 4-way keychain driver
Post by: jerseydevil on November 17, 2012, 07:53:54 PM
Ahhhh i bought 4 of these that came with a mini screw driver for $8 each that were labeled craftsman sears made in USA. Wish i only paid 50 cents. If i like these i might see if one of you guys can get me some cheapies.

Just let me know if you would like any and I'll forward some.  Still haven't seen them for $0.50, though; cheapest I've found on sale has been $0.89. :/

Sears usally has they new in the tool department for .99 cents.

Yep, my local Sears has them just sitting in a box on a shelf in the same aisle as the other drivers.  Next time I'm over there I have to grab a handful.