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>> No. 2591 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 3:14 pm
2591 Decent screwdriver set
I know we've got some skilled techies and DIY folks here, I'd appreciate some advice on this one.

I have been through literally hundreds of mini screwdrivers over the years. Some last for ages and some are junk from the get go. Irritatingly some of the ones I've spent a little extra on are the same old shit, maybe in a tarted up case. I don't want this. I don't mind paying a fair bit of cash to avoid it. Not hundreds, but well into the double digits.

Same question aimed at regular screwdrivers too, if anyone has any input.
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>> No. 2592 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 3:45 pm
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It’s all about the metal, you want high carbon steel not “misc metal” or low quality Chink steel ( which is 90% of the market).
>> No. 2593 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 4:58 pm
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I have one of the iFixit cases - bit of extra dollar, but worth it.
>> No. 2594 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 7:04 pm
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Wiha or Wera. Made in Germany, top quality, they'll last you forever. Xiaomi sell a set of Wiha-made driver bits that's currently on sale for a ludicrous price, which is ideal for use with a power handle like the Wowstick or the ES121. I also have a Wera Kraftform Micro set for deeply recessed screws.

https://www.banggood.com/XIAOMI-Mijia-Wiha-24-in-1-Multi-purpose-Precision-Screwdriver-Set-Aluminium-S2-Steel-Repair-Tools-p-1187158.html
>> No. 2596 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 10:24 pm
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Thanks all. Went with >>2594's suggestion. I tend to assume that such "sales" are just the regular price really, but if you say this is a good price then I'll give it a go, it's cheap enough for me not to care too much anyway. Cheers mate.

Might pick up a wowstick too. They're absurdly cheap, though, can they really be any good? How much torque can you get out of a couple of AAAs?
>> No. 2597 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 11:57 pm
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>>2596

>They're absurdly cheap, though, can they really be any good? How much torque can you get out of a couple of AAAs?

The motor only does about 3nM, so it'll struggle with anything that you'd need a full-size screwdriver for. The clutch mechanism means you can just use it as a manual screwdriver for the first/last half a turn. It's an absolute godsend for phone or laptop repair where you're dealing with dozens of tiny screws, but it's not an essential tool by any means and I wouldn't bother if you don't do a lot of that sort of thing.
>> No. 2598 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 10:46 am
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>>2597
>The clutch mechanism means you can just use it as a manual screwdriver for the first/last half a turn.
This is what I was concerned about, but that sounds like a good solution. I spend a lot of time inside computers of one kind or another so it'll probably be a good investment.

Thanks again.

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