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    A Great Find At Harbor Freight

    While I was at JoAnn's my husband was at the Harbor Freight Store right next door. I was complaining about how all of the screwdrivers that I use to remove the pressure foot plate on my many sewing machines were always so tall and big around so here is the neatest little screwdriver that he got for me. As you can see from the pictures it has a removable bit that is magnetized so it won't fall out and it also have one of those things where you can set the screwdriver to turn the screw either left or right. I think it is going to be of great value to me and I thought you all might like to look at it.
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    was this the Joanns on Shawnee Mission Parkway?? I go there all the time....tomorrow too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie View Post
    was this the Joanns on Shawnee Mission Parkway?? I go there all the time....tomorrow too!
    Well, I don't know if it was on Shawnee Mission Parkway but it was a Shawnee Mission Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry View Post
    While I was at JoAnn's my husband was at the Harbor Freight Store right next door. I was complaining about how all of the screwdrivers that I use to remove the pressure foot plate on my many sewing machines were always so tall and big around so here is the neatest little screwdriver that he got for me. As you can see from the pictures it has a removable bit that is magnetized so it won't fall out and it also have one of those things where you can set the screwdriver to turn the screw either left or right. I think it is going to be of great value to me and I thought you all might like to look at it.
    My husband told me it only cost $4.99. I think that is a real bargain

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    Smart guy! I hate using that silly flat screwdriver. I was buying some LED lights and storage containers, I just put one of these in my carts.

    Thanks for the tip.

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    I use a dime to open my plate.
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    This tool comes in so handy. I have a couple of them .... one in my tool drawer and one with my sewing stuff. They are so useful! Glad you found them.

    and that Joann's and Harbor Freight provide hours of entertainment! .... although not cheap entertainment!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    What a cool tool and husband!!!!!!!

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    How well does that arm grip the screwdriver? Have you had a chance to test drive it yet?

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    Would the magnet do some damage to a computerized sewing machine?
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    I am going to look for one of those. With RA I have such a hard time with the ones I have. Thank you for telling us about it.

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    The space available to put the screwdriver in between the feed dog plate and machine head isn't large enough to put a standard screwdriver. I got a short handled one that is barely short enough, but this looks even better. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    Would the magnet do some damage to a computerized sewing machine?
    I was wondering the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewelegant View Post
    I was wondering the same thing.
    I don't think it would do damage to the computerized machine as the magnitized part is in the base of the screwdriver and used to hold the different bits in place. To my knowledge, it is not magnatized any place else.

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    Harbor Freight is a fine source for quilters. I got my mechanic's tool cabinet, my magnetic parts trays (pins, bobbins)and 2 books of scroll saw patterns. Those are great sources for applique. I also got one telescoping magnet for picking up pins. When my DH is prowling there, I go in too.

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    I sent two Ladies to Harbor Freight and Lowe's today. We were standing in line at Joann's cutting table. When one of them had a pair of scissors used for snipping rag quilts. Her friend said she needed a pair also, but her friend had a death grip on the last pair..lol
    So I told them you can buy the snippers in the garden section of Lowe's, HF had magnetic bowels really cheap and blades for their rotary cutter for less than $2.00 a pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    Would the magnet do some damage to a computerized sewing machine?
    I use a a really stubby magnetic screwdriver on my machines. As far as I can tell there is nothing but moving machine parts under there. No circuit boards or things to get damaged by a magnet. I think if you used a magnet like they do in workshop to pick up nails and such off the floor it would mess things up.

    Just don't let the magnetic tips near the display screens on your machines.
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    I'm just envious of "having" a Joanns and HF right next door. :-)
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    My husband came home last week, from Harbor Freight, with one of these for me. Love it.
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    I need one of those!
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    This is a great and useful little screwdriver...and what a thoughtful thing for your husband to think of you at "a Man's" store. He's a "keeper"

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    OH another neat toy I just need. I love Harbor Freight. I don't get there often as the ones here are not in areas I go frequently. Looks like I need to go on a field trip. I like this much better then the one I have.

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    I have had this for a couple of years and absolutely love it. I have used it all over my house. Very handy!
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    we don't have a harbor frieght around here, but I'll bet I can find it online! thanks. too doggone cold to leave the house anyway
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    Hmm I need one of those too : )
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