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Magnetized?
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 Post subject: Which screwdriver do YOU use?!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:55 pm 
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I repair about 2-4 laptops a week, and have always been using a pretty cheap screwdriver that is not magnetized. I have been able to get by with it, but now that the tip is wearing down I want to upgrade.

So, I am curious, what do you guys use? Any recommendations? Where should I get one for me?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:02 pm 
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I use magnetized, and I always have, after I lost a screw with a non-magnetic screwdriver once. I had to take apart the whole damn computer to find the bugger :lol:

Anyways, I haven't seen any ill effects from using a magnetized screwdriver.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:04 pm 
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avanish11 wrote:
I use magnetized, and I always have, after I lost a screw with a non-magnetic screwdriver once. I had to take apart the whole damn computer to find the bugger :lol:

Anyways, I haven't seen any ill effects from using a magnetized screwdriver.


So what do you use? Links would be very helpful


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:09 pm 
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aarongobo wrote:
avanish11 wrote:
I use magnetized, and I always have, after I lost a screw with a non-magnetic screwdriver once. I had to take apart the whole damn computer to find the bugger :lol:

Anyways, I haven't seen any ill effects from using a magnetized screwdriver.


So what do you use? Links would be very helpful


Sears carries a good line of miniature screwdrivers with large comfortable handles. Wiha also has a good line although a bit on the expensive side.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Seriously, my favorite screwdrivers are the ones made with Finlandia or Skyy, and low-pulp Tropicana. One ice cube, max, please.

Oh, you mean a hand tool! My fave is a reversible Vaco DU-2, non-magnetic. Useable for 99% of everything on every PC I've ever needed to fix.

http://tinyurl.com/c62wrs


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:57 pm 
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Have not used a screwdriver on my PC in a few years. I have a "tooless" case. though set it up in the first p0lace you do need a screwdriver.ut since then I have not needed screwdriver.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:59 pm 
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I use a non-magnetized screwdriver. I also use it to take out the motherboard when I drop a screw behind it.


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aarongobo wrote:
avanish11 wrote:
I use magnetized, and I always have, after I lost a screw with a non-magnetic screwdriver once. I had to take apart the whole damn computer to find the bugger :lol:

Anyways, I haven't seen any ill effects from using a magnetized screwdriver.


So what do you use? Links would be very helpful


Cheap $5 2-pack from Lowes. I'm too lazy to find a link :P


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:55 pm 
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Since this is the Roadwarrier Pitstop, I'll assume we're talking laptops here.

I have a pre-magnetized phillips that fits all the screws on my EeePCs and other netbooks. It really helps in tight places.

Good tweezers help too.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:28 am 
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Cheap-ass precision set from Radio Shack
Bunch of loose Craftsmans precision screwdriver floating around in my toolbox.


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:09 pm 
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Sears magnetized.
Go to the store and walk the isle. Buy the one that fits your hand.

They also have a 5 piece mini plier set link. I use them all of the time for all sorts of stuff. Handiest tools I've ever owned.


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