Introduction: Kobalt Screwdriver Upgrade With Sugru

In this instructable I will be showing you all how to upgrade the crappy grip on an otherwise awesome little screwdriver.

The friendly people at Kobalt make this nice little precision screwdriver that has 8 different tips that store in the handle. The only problem is that the little rubber grip is not attached to the handle in any fashion it just is friction fitted in place so when you grip it to twist a fastener the grip just spins on the handle.

This instructable will show you very simply how to remove the old grip and replace it with a nice custom made sugru grip.

For this instructable you will need:

The Sugru
https://sugru.com/us/buy


The screwdriver
http://www.lowes.com/pd_239400-16878-60273_0__?productId=1067929&Ntt=kobalt+screwdriver&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl__0__s%3FNtt%3Dkobalt%2Bscrewdriver&facetInfo=



Step 1: Remove the Crappy Grip That Comes on the Screwdriver

This step is pretty straight forward.

just grab the grip sleeve and slide it off of the screwdriver toward the tip, it will pop right off.

Step 2: Prep Your Sugru

In this step you are going to take your Sugru, scrape it out of the package, and knead it into a small ball.

Step 3: Wrap Some Sugru Around the Handle.

Lastly you want to just take the ball of Sugru and split it into two equal pieces.  Using one of the pieces simply squish and wrap it around the area of the handle where the grip sleeve used to be. Smooth it out with your fingers and you are done!!!

now just simply let the screwdriver set overnight to cure and you are done.

And lastly take the other half of the Sugru that you didn't use from the packet and use it  for another project!!!

Thanks and happy hacking!!!!!

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Tater Zoid made it! (author)2014-09-24

Hi, I remixed your Instructable for the Remix Contest. It can be seen HERE. Thank you for the inspiration.

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