Monday, December 03, 2012

Dirty Little Secret

Hey - we've all seen these nifty tools with their fabulous, oh so perfect handles.

Sure, it's a cool tool, but the flames really make it, right?
But last week, when I went to pick mine up - the handle fell off the graphite block. Just slid right out. Not glued in securely enough, I guess. And that's when I found out their dirty little secret.

It's a screwdriver. The fancy flame-decorated handle is just a screwdriver. Stuck into the graphite block.
I'm not sure if I'm impressed with the creativity and thinking outside the box, or if I feel slightly cheated.

Anyway - now you know.


  1. I feel exactly the same way. They don't feel quite the same now do they?

  2. Helbels5:19 p.m.

    And what's more, they aren't even expensive screwdrivers!

  3. I saw these cheap screwdrivers in the hardware store and thought that they looked amazingly the same..... now I know why!

  4. Anonymous4:38 p.m.

    I broke one of my bead rollers and found the handle was a screwdriver, then maybe a week later I saw the set in a catalog. They are not expensive tools but lets face it, if it were a really good screwdriver it would be as much as the bead rollers themselves. Since it is being used as a handle for another kind of tool it really is not important how good a screwdriver it is, only how well it functions as a handle for the tool it has been employed for. On that count it works well for me. I like the way it feels in my hand, it is not to heavy but heavy enough to be balanced and I think the Flames are cool! I think Donna got lucky and found the perfect handle for her bead rollers was already in production, cheap enough that she could incorporate it into her tools. I didn't feel cheated, they work the same either way. By the way I commented as anonymous because I can not remember my password, I have ordered tools from Donna but do not know her well so my perspective is purely as a user of the tools.
    Dani Whipple