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Title: Antique Jewellers Style screw driver. Question
Post by: Ngarrett2 on January 18, 2020, 03:04:12 PM
Here are a few photos of an old Jewellers style screw driver made of iron and a little more robust than most Jewellers screw drivers.  Question   it has a slot that is half the depth of the circular shaft.
Anyone know what the purpose of this slot is?
Title: Re: Antique Jewellers Style screw driver. Question
Post by: lptools on January 18, 2020, 04:40:04 PM
Hello, Ngarrett2. This looks like another mystery tool, only the maker may know its intended use!! Jewelers are usually quite skilled, including machining, so I believe they made, or modified, a lot of their own tools. Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Antique Jewellers Style screw driver. Question
Post by: wvtools on January 19, 2020, 05:11:40 PM
I cannot tell from the pictures, but I have seen screwdrivers like that where the top end of the shaft of the blade was exposed.  You could put a small drift in the slot to pop out the blade and use a different size or style one.