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Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:54 am
by josehill
dpasek wrote:This thread is old, but it was never really answered...


A first post that shares actual scientific/technical information is worth some applause! Welcome to Nekochan!

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:52 am
by robespierre
dpasek wrote:some hand tools like Xcelite and Craftsman screwdrivers and nut drivers are made of a type of plastic known as cellulose acetate butyrate.

Indeed. Apart from its possible smell, that resin is very strong, durable, and transparent; ideal for tool handles.
Some manufacturers that still make CAB handles, like PB Swiss, add vanilla fragrance to cover any butyric acid smell.
Most users just get on with using their tools instead of sniffing them, I think...

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:59 am
by devv
It's a problem because after using these tools with no gloves, the hands smell too.

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 pm
by guardian452
I've had some felo brand screwdrivers with rubbery foam handles (ergonic) for several years now. They don't smell like much of anything and the stuff is both bulletproof and grippy.

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm
by robespierre
Yes, those are very nice tools. The Wera Kraftform are also tops.