Best Insulated Screwdrivers?

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Old 01-03-08, 05:24 PM
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Best Insulated Screwdrivers?

I am in the process of starting a wiring project on a house I bought. I was wondering if there is best set of insulated screwdrivers to get or if they are all pretty much equal. I wanted to get a set that would last and be reliable. Thanks.
 
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Old 01-03-08, 05:53 PM
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You shouldn't be working on a project live so you shouldn't need an insulated screwdriver. What are you planing to use it for?
 
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I want to be safe. I will only work on a circuit when there is no power but I am a safety nut so that is why I planned to use them.
 
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Old 01-03-08, 08:53 PM
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A screwdriver is only as safe as where you put it. There is no need to spend stupid $ on something that claims to be "insulated".

Having said that, Being in the auto biz, I like Snap-on, although they are a bit pricey for "Around the house " tools.

Home depot and Lowes, both carry the KLEIN tool line, which is pro grade, but not quite a s pricey. Stay away from cheapo, dime store screwdrivers, They dont last.
 
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I want to be safe. I will only work on a circuit when there is no power but I am a safety nut so that is why I planned to use them.
most electrical tools packaging will also tell you what they are rated at for taking volts
 
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put your money into a voltage detector like this instead to be sure the power is off

http://tmt.stores.yahoo.net/volalnowintw.html
 
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put your money into a voltage detector like this instead to be sure the power is off

http://tmt.stores.yahoo.net/volalnowintw.html
Voltage detector is a nice item. Understand though, that a circuit that has no voltage on it COULD become live when it becomes disconnected. That is, a connected neutral won't trip the voltage detector, yet when you disconnect a neutral with a load, the wire now could be lethal.
 
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Get some screwdrivers that have the word Klein on them.
 
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