Klein 11-1 screwdriver and 6-1 ratcheting screwdriver both ruined......

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    They are rusted so badly it's not possible to change bits. I have a set of the Klein side-cutters as well they are just as great as everything else Klein.
     
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    Jebus H. Chrysler. 12% chlorine is phenomenally nasty stuff....outside of a lab or industrial use it's tough to get liquid chlorine any stronger.

    I didn't say a word about cleaning my tools.

    Seat of the pants version........chlorine robs certain metals of electrons leaving oxides/rust behind.
     

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    They are great tools but new replacements are very reasonable. The old drivers and all the bits are wrecked.
     
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    That is a bit more than a dusting.....

    Yeah, might have to trash that ratchet.....
     
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    Clorox is 4-7.4% sodium hypochlorite. I keep 12% around for my pool and use it to kill mold, mildew etc. all that time. FWIIW the 12% stuff is in a tank poolside and never even enters the garage.
     
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    Crazily enough the ratchet works in one direction but feels like it's been lubed with sand.

    And yes they are dead.
     
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    I just bought three Klein screwdrivers. Two direct replacements for the above and a precision driver.
     
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    There's an old electricians saying, and I grew up around them and most of my small tools, tool bags, are Klein.

    "IF IT AIN'T KLEIN, IT AIN'T MINE".
     
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    Suck it up and pay the fine for screwing up.
     
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    In a dim distant past I worked at Potomac Electric Power Company and was computerizing their purchasing department's acquisition process. Found out had to make exceptions for things like Klein tools which were never cheap and were bought in batches of 10 instead of 12 because that's the way German's sold stuff. The managers would not let linesmen use any tools but the best. Especially interesting when working high voltage on a 150' tower.
     
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    I wasn't trying to cheap-out. Just wanted to see if other options made sense. I'm a big believer in good tools.