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Old 11-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #16
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I would replace them with new from Craftsman, turn around and sell them on eBay for Craigslist for profit,which is going to be used on better brand tools. Craftsman hand tools are guarantied for life and shall be replaced with no question asked.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:12 AM   #17
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I would replace them with new from Craftsman, .
I wouldn't. The new screwdrivers are probably worse quality than the old ones, and possibly made overseas. I'd rather have smelly screwdrivers with solid, hard, functional tips than new ones with cheese tips.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #18
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I wouldn't. The new screwdrivers are probably worse quality than the old ones, and possibly made overseas. I'd rather have smelly screwdrivers with solid, hard, functional tips than new ones with cheese tips.
Please don't cut up my post. And read it again in it's entirety.

What I meant with "Better brand" is to get something other than Craftsman brand, which may have lesser quality tips nowadays, as mentioned earlier.

If you like THAT brand to be your home county brand, so, let it be.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:46 PM   #19
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I bought a 'vintage' bubble face shield off ebay that has that vomit odor. I haven't seen any suggestions on how to neutralize it, so if anyone has done it, I'm interested to hear it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #20
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It's an ongoing joke between my brothers and I to enjoy that Craftsman screw-driver smell. Hold one up to your nose, take a big long whiff.. Ah...

Same here. I get a nostalgic feeling when i smell an old craftsman screwdriver. Mine aren't old enough to smell yet, but dad's are.
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #21
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Has anyone tried rubbing the handles with Hoppes #9?
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #22
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I've heard that if you can find some mountain lion urine (sold at some garden centers to repel deer from gardens and lawns) that if you dip the screwdriver handes in the urine, they'll smell much better.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #23
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Man, I really thought I was the only one experiencing the 'poo-driver' effect.

The back story I made up at the shop makes sure the screw drivers stay mine...
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #24
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Maybe (Buddy) was too strong a word. It was a fellow I worked with years ago when we were construction tramps.
I told him it was straight up stealing. Yes I agree that it only takes a few screw ups to wreck tool exchange programs.
I also have a few screw drivers that caught the funk. They are no sears brand, I think they are Williams.
Haven,t found a cure.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #25
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The transparent Craftsman screwdriver handles smell like barf. Even brand new. That's the way it will always be. Don't fuck with tradition.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:28 AM   #26
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To help your tools feel fresh all over, keep a pretty little satchet of pot-pourri in your toolbox.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:04 AM   #27
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I can't believe I'm going to go home and smell my screwdriver handles tonight. :-(

So it's the plastic they are made with that smells. Is this the same stuff Cordura is made of? I had some old Cordura saddlebags & a tank bag that ended up smelling like dog poo. This must be why.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #28
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If you use craftsman tools as a part of your job as a professional mechanic of some sort be careful telling them that. I have been turned down for warranty more than once when they found out I was a mechanic by trade. Some bs about how craftsman does not warranty their tools for professional daily use or some such thing.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:32 PM   #29
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I can't believe I'm going to go home and smell my screwdriver handles tonight. :-(

So it's the plastic they are made with that smells. Is this the same stuff Cordura is made of? I had some old Cordura saddlebags & a tank bag that ended up smelling like dog poo. This must be why.

No actually that was the Shih Tzu that was a stowaway in your luggage
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #30
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Soak it in cider....
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