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The Amish choose not to use power sources connected to the “outside”
world. Thus, they frequently rely on hand tools. Yankee style push
drivers (spiral ratchet) remain popular with woodworkers because of
the smooth action and control afforded by this style of driver. An Amish
gentleman, who used a Yankee Driver enough to know that it could be
improved, invented a magnetic bit holder adapter that secures 1/4" hex bits in a
collet. The collet includes a freely rotating collar (zinc plated and knurled) to allow
the user to grip the holder close to the work piece for added control. These are
available in all three Yankee sizes. Push Style Drivers are chrome plated and come
with a #2 Phillips and two slotted 3/16" and 7/32" bit. Adapters accept any 1/4" hex
(based on 6 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 6 customers
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from Des Plaines IL
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
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Comments about Schroder Yankee Style Push Drivers and Bit Adapters:
I was stuck with a limited number of bits for the driver now I can use any hex bit.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great upgrade to a classic tool
Yankee drivers are among the handiest and most useful unplugged tools out there and everyone should have one. Vintage examples are easy to find but the proprietary drivers are less common and 90% slotted... no Phillips, Torx, square drive etc. This adapter lets you use any hex bit and brings the Yankee driver into the 21st century. Make sure you measure or match the model number to the proper sized adapter, and you'll never look back...
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good idea but has weaknesses
from Knoxville, TN
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
purchased as a gift. I have several Yankee screwdrivers in my collection. Wish I knew which sizes would fit what I have.
does the job well
By Flying Owl
from Sharon, MA
This little gadget, a sturdy hex adapter made by an Amish craftsman (so I hear), is the perfect addition to a spiral ratchet screwdriver. I use it with my Stanley and Greenlee to give it the full range of hex bits. There are other adapters on the market, but this is by far the sturdiest, most flexible, and smoothest to use. I like well-crafted things, and this is one.
from Redlands, Ca
Yankee screwdriver bits hard to find. This solves that problem and gives me a tool that will work with all bits. I will be ordering more of these.