One of the constantly used hand tools is a screwdriver. Therefore, it constantly needs care and regular updating, especially if the handle is made of durable, but sticky plastic. Along with the return of familiar qualities, it can be endowed with new useful features.
For the upcoming work, special skills and abilities, as well as unusual materials and tools, will not be required. It is enough to prepare the following:
- worn screwdriver;
- grinder with an abrasive wheel;
- vice is metalwork;
- drill with drills;
- tube of liquid plastic.
The process of repairing and upgrading an old screwdriver
If you adjust the tip and align the tip, then the screwdriver can be used for its intended purpose. To do this, we process it on an emery wheel mounted on the grinder spindle. At the same time, we remove rust from the metal rod and minor damage.
The idea of finalizing a slotted screwdriver is as follows. On a flat face of the tip along the longitudinal axial line, put two points one below the other with a marker.
Clamp the screwdriver shaft in a vice so that the tip is located sideways in a horizontal position with the marks up. Using a drill, guided by the points, drill two holes, and one hole may be larger than the other.
We apply liquid plastic from the tube to the split part of the handle, which, using the slopes and turns, we give the shape close to the given one. After a while, the fluid substance will harden and the pen will take its original form.
The use of a modernized screwdriver for a new purpose
A nail sticking out of a wooden board, when bent only with a hammer, is a certain danger, since the tip remains outside.
Using a modified screwdriver, we will not allow this. We pass the nail through the hole and, using it as a lever, bend the top of the nail towards the board.
We hit the hammer with a nail bent and its point plunges deep into the board.
Also, our screwdriver can be used to secure the hose to a water pipe under pressure of several atmospheres. We put the hose on the pipe, wrap it around the wire, pass the ends into the holes of the screwdriver and begin to rotate it left or right.
After a few revolutions, the twist will reach the hose and tighten it around the pipe so that the hose can no longer be pulled by even two hands.
Using a larger hole, you can pull the nail out of the board.
To do this, we put the nail head through the hole and, acting as a lever with a screwdriver, and turning the edge of the board into a stop, we pull out the fastener.
So, we not only returned the screwdriver to the category of serviceable, but also endowed it with new functions and expanded the scope.