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March 16, 2014 at 9:13 am #48924
I’m looking to upgrade my el-cheap-o screw driver set but there’s no way I can pay for a set of Bergeon. Here’s a set that I’m looking at. Does anyone have any experience with these or know about the manufacturer?
TomMarch 16, 2014 at 9:57 am #56339
Those look similar to a set I bought from Finding King for about $30.00. A full set of Bergeon screwdrivers in a wooden box can be purchased for about $130.00 from Lancaster Tool Supply. The handles are good in most screwdriver sets, the problem is usually with the blades. Have you considered purchasing Bergeon blades and putting them into your existing handles? If you go to Ebay and type in Bergeon Tools, Lancaster Supply will come up for some of the items. You can then click on the line for “visit store” and see what they have for sale at the moment.
davidMarch 16, 2014 at 10:04 am #56341
Great idea. I’ll do that.
TomMarch 16, 2014 at 10:04 am #56340
Great idea. I’ll do that.
TomMarch 16, 2014 at 11:44 am #56342chris mabbottParticipant
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This is a good idea Tom and I’ve done the same myself, but then the cost of 8 sets of bergeon blades, I got the steel ones, not the SS type, is about 70 pounds, at least from cousins, they’re around 9 something for a pack of one size and I needed 8 sizes.
The cost of a bergeon screwdriver set, 9 pieces with four spare blades of each size on a swivel base, was 85 pounds, so I decided to go that route this time as screwdrivers are the main tool you use all the time. This being said, there is a noticeable difference in build quality.
The set I’ve been using for years (with bergeon blades) was not a total cheapy set but not expensive either, but experiencing the difference now, I should have spent the bit extra for the good set, as it does make a difference.
What I’m going to do with my old set eventually is to make brass tips for them, just for starting screws, that’s when I always slip lolMarch 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm #56343
I made a set of brass blades for my extra set for the same reason. I slip and then…. scraaaaaaatch. I also invested in a set of brass tweezers.
TomMarch 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm #56344michael weaverParticipant
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Tom, I bought a Bergeon set from Borel for pretty cheap. I like these because I have big hands and they are easier to manipulate. https://storefront.julesborel.com:8443/storefrontCommerce/itemDetail.do?itm_id=217665&itm_index=0&orderQty=1&cust_item=BG30081-S9March 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm #56345
That is a good price.
TomMarch 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm #56346
If you go to Ebay and type in you will get an entire page of Bergeon screwdrivers in sets and individualy. There is a nine piece set in a wooden box with extra blades plus many other sets.
davidMarch 23, 2014 at 12:57 am #56347
Check out Ebay #281270308252. It is a nine piece set of Bergeon screwdrivers for $164.00.
davidMarch 23, 2014 at 5:30 am #56348
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