We have a kitchen drawer handle that gets loose frequently. It’s attached with a Philips Head screw. This one particular screw is very easy to screw in with a tool at hand in the kitchen – a butter knife! It just so happens that the screw is the perfect size and the butter knife does as good a job as a real screwdriver in tightening it up. Which is convenient since there are lots of butter knives around the kitchen, but the screwdriver is in the garage.
Now, despite the fact that the butter knife is great for that particular screw, I would not put one in my toolbox. I wouldn’t pack it up if a friend asked me to come over and help put up a swing set – unless I was planning on making toast or a sandwich - because outside that one perfect screw the butter knife is a lousy screwdriver (believe me, I’ve tried). Which of course reminds me of insurance…
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