FORGE STEEL LONG REACH SCREWDRIVER SET 450MM 4 PIECES @ Screwfix was £14.99 - £4.99
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FORGE STEEL LONG REACH SCREWDRIVER SET 450MM 4 PIECES @ Screwfix was £14.99 - £4.99

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Found 31st Jan
deal for hard to reach places. Designed for maximum strength and durability.

  • Durable Hardened Chrome Vanadium
  • Magnetic Tips
  • Bi-Material Handle
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2 x 450mm slotted (4 and 5mm) and 2 x 450mm Pozi (#1 and #2). No Phillips.

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Very, very useful thanks
They come in a luxury carry case too!
Original Poster
One of the reviews: And the for the same reason I bought one.

Torque:
I didn't get these just for their reach; I often need to disassemble things where the screws have been in for a long time and have set in really tight. Normal drivers (and my wrists) often don't have the grunt to move them and I prefer not to risk damage with power tools, BUT the length of the shafts on these screwdrivers generates a good amount of torque twist, so the effort required to shift a tight screw is greatly reduced. Super handy.
Posh fabric roll to keep them in too; always nice "
Good deal.thanks
En garde
Thanks for reminding me about these,I went to order them a while back and they were out of stock. Back in now so thanks again.
Bought, thanks...
Cheers I bought a set a few weeks ago and after seeing how good they are was going to get another set for my Dad, but were out of stock but now available again so thanks for the heads up
thanks op , bought + a folding Torx key set for £1.29
Cheers also noticed some other forge steel items not previously available to me, would be rude not to
I had bought this set for £14.99 from Screwfix few months ago but returned it without using it as I found a screwdriver that did the job.

I also bought a single long reach screwdriver from Wickes (£3.79?) as I thought it may be of use in future but have not used it.
I have also ordered this set, can't go wrong at this price!.
Edited by: "hunsbury0" 31st Jan
ichayan5 h, 14 m ago

One of the reviews: And the for the same reason I bought one.Torque:I …One of the reviews: And the for the same reason I bought one.Torque:I didn't get these just for their reach; I often need to disassemble things where the screws have been in for a long time and have set in really tight. Normal drivers (and my wrists) often don't have the grunt to move them and I prefer not to risk damage with power tools, BUT the length of the shafts on these screwdrivers generates a good amount of torque twist, so the effort required to shift a tight screw is greatly reduced. Super handy.Posh fabric roll to keep them in too; always nice "


The length of the shaft makes no difference to the torque I am afraid.
Ozzie3 h, 10 m ago

thanks op , bought + a folding Torx key set for £1.29


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I love mine but I’m on the third set under warranty as the tips shatter very easily
sparklehedgehog5 h, 0 m ago

I love mine but I’m on the third set under warranty as the tips shatter v …I love mine but I’m on the third set under warranty as the tips shatter very easily



Noted for future reference
None available....
Preying_Eyes45 m ago

None available....


I took the last one from my local
Ordered today for collection tomorrow - - cheers!
marvellous, not available from most stores.
hunsbury019 h, 26 m ago

I had bought this set for £14.99 from Screwfix few months ago but returned …I had bought this set for £14.99 from Screwfix few months ago but returned it without using it as I found a screwdriver that did the job.I also bought a single long reach screwdriver from Wickes (£3.79?) as I thought it may be of use in future but have not used it.I have also ordered this set, can't go wrong at this price!.


At least you got the use out of them.

oohh wait no didn't.
None available round the Wirral/Chester area
ichayan23 h, 29 m ago

One of the reviews: And the for the same reason I bought one.Torque:I …One of the reviews: And the for the same reason I bought one.Torque:I didn't get these just for their reach; I often need to disassemble things where the screws have been in for a long time and have set in really tight. Normal drivers (and my wrists) often don't have the grunt to move them and I prefer not to risk damage with power tools, BUT the length of the shafts on these screwdrivers generates a good amount of torque twist, so the effort required to shift a tight screw is greatly reduced. Super handy.Posh fabric roll to keep them in too; always nice "


I've not heard of this before and I am interested. Could you explain how having a longer shaft on the screwdriver generates more torque?
moonfruit1 h, 40 m ago

I've not heard of this before and I am interested. Could you explain how …I've not heard of this before and I am interested. Could you explain how having a longer shaft on the screwdriver generates more torque?


No more torque. Definitely better purchase on a fixing with a longer handled driver though. No idea about the physics behind it.
Out of stock for 100 miles
whiteston21 h, 38 m ago

The length of the shaft makes no difference to the torque I am afraid.



moonfruit3 h, 23 m ago

I've not heard of this before and I am interested. Could you explain how …I've not heard of this before and I am interested. Could you explain how having a longer shaft on the screwdriver generates more torque?


The OP was just quoting a review

But I'll add my own experience...depending on the material used in the driver & screw,thread type etc, typically the longer shaft on a screwdriver will generate more torsion and that affects the torque one way or the other.

I haven't got a degree in physics or any calibrated test equipment to back up that statement, but if you tighten a screw up with one of these (overtighten even) and then try to undo it with a stubby screwdriver, the torque required is completely different.
Ozzie3 h, 20 m ago

https://www.screwfix.com/p/forge-steel-metric-folding-torx-key-set-8-pieces/2962c


Yh found it on search thanks
xmikebx7 h, 22 m ago

The OP was just quoting a review :pBut I'll add my own …The OP was just quoting a review :pBut I'll add my own experience...depending on the material used in the driver & screw,thread type etc, typically the longer shaft on a screwdriver will generate more torsion and that affects the torque one way or the other.I haven't got a degree in physics or any calibrated test equipment to back up that statement, but if you tighten a screw up with one of these (overtighten even) and then try to undo it with a stubby screwdriver, the torque required is completely different.



I think an eccentric moment is generated if the long reach screwdriver is not perfectly in line with the screw. This is greater the longer the screwdriver is. This means you have to press harder just to keep the blade from coming out. This is worse with a flat bladed screwdriver as it is impossible to put it perfectly in the centre of the screw anyway.
Also some of the turning force you apply is absorbed twisting the screwdriver (like a spring). This is more the longer and thinner the screwdriver is. Most* of this is given back (of course) when the screw is released, but both these things means you cannot tighten or loosen a screw as much the longer a screwdriver is.
*Some energy is 'lost' as heat
PS the screwdrivers are great
Edited by: "jasee" 2nd Feb
jasee3 h, 45 m ago

I think an eccentric moment is generated


I thought you were joking. You're not are you


jasee3 h, 45 m ago

both these things means you cannot tighten or loosen a screw as much the …both these things means you cannot tighten or loosen a screw as much the longer a screwdriver is.


Everything seemed ok till that part, but now my mind is blown I think maybe it must be the way I hold the screwdriver, that's different with a longer screwdriver and I create a quasi t bar without even realising. Well I didn't realise before, but I do now
xmikebx14 m ago

I thought you were joking. You're not are you Everything seemed ok …I thought you were joking. You're not are you Everything seemed ok till that part, but now my mind is blown I think maybe it must be the way I hold the screwdriver, that's different with a longer screwdriver and I create a quasi t bar without even realising. Well I didn't realise before, but I do now



You really need to edit your post to make it make sense.
If the way you hold a screwdriver is different then of course how effective it is will change. The main thing is that energy is used to do other things than turn the blade. That energy is wasted. See my previous post
jasee34 m ago

You really need to edit your post to make it make sense. If the way you …You really need to edit your post to make it make sense. If the way you hold a screwdriver is different then of course how effective it is will change. The main thing is that energy is used to do other things than turn the blade. That energy is wasted. See my previous post


Nah I'll leave it, it makes sense to me I'm not that stubborn that I can't admit I was wrong, hey I was wrong but I'll continue wasting energy using the long screwdriver to undo screws I can't with the shorter one
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