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aostling
04-06-2010, 09:37 PM
I have a 6-piece set of Euro Tool jeweler's screwdrivers that I bought 25 years ago from a jeweler's supply store in Seattle. I use them on rare occasions, typically to tighten screws on cameras and lenses. Now some of the tips have chipped. I'll grind them sharp, but it I'd like to know what you think is a brand which will stand up to daily use.

JCHannum
04-06-2010, 09:41 PM
I have a set of SK jewelers screwdrivers that have seen quite a bit of use over the past 15 years or so. Also a Wiha that has held up well.

Black_Moons
04-06-2010, 09:48 PM
I just keep buying a new $2 set every few years... And try not to use them as prybars so often... Or as motex connector crimpers.. Its hard to resist though :)
And the price is about right.

they have to be so hard to prevent bending/wear it makes them brittle.
Iv seen some fancy looking ones with better handles and chrome shafts.. they look softer.. Even seen some that use 3/32" hex drive bits. But with nowhere to buy replacement 3/32" hex drive bits..

tyrone shewlaces
04-06-2010, 10:17 PM
These are very nice. Not worth the money, but only because they's so dangtootin' high.
http://www.julesborel.com/Horological/page203.htm

JCD
04-06-2010, 10:21 PM
I have a set Starrett screwdrivers, I've had them for about 30 years. They will probably never fail or need replacing.

mcskipper
04-06-2010, 10:31 PM
I have the Starrett set.
The best I ever used.
Blades are replaceable too!

PTSideshow
04-06-2010, 10:33 PM
Here is one of the current popular brands (http://www.pepetools.com/index.php) I have some of their other tools but not the screwdrivers.


Lee valley has had a couple of sets, one of them I gave to assorted family members as gifts this year.The first set, I also have these other two sets and the then a couple of assorted dollar store sets over the years.


Ratcheting Micro-Tip Screwdriver (http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=61117&cat=1,43411,43417&ap=1) Supplied with eleven interchangeable bits (#00, #0, and #1 Phillips; 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3mm slot; and T-6 to T-10 Torx).

Micro-Tip Screwdriver Set (http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=45432&cat=1,43411,43417&ap=2) have had this set for years and it is great.

Jeweller's Screwdrivers (http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&p=49733&cat=1,43411,43417&ap=2)
I have these from another company and they are great to.

:D

DFMiller
04-06-2010, 10:47 PM
I have a set of the Burgeron ones they are nice. Of course almost anything that Lee Valley sells is nice. The tips on the Burgeron one are consumables. :-)

wierdscience
04-06-2010, 10:52 PM
Oddy enough a good general purpose micro-driver set can be had at the local Homedepot,phillips and slotted-

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100074336&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&PID=603315&cm_mmc=CJ-_-pricegrabber-_-D25X-_-100074336&cpncode=22-56358125-2&AID=10368321&cj=true&srccode=cii_5784816&locStoreNum=386&marketID=5

And the hard to find micro Torx sets-

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&productId=100087664&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&PID=603315&cm_mmc=CJ-_-pricegrabber-_-D25X-_-100087664&cpncode=22-56358833-2&AID=10368321&cj=true&srccode=cii_5784816&locStoreNum=386&marketID=5

Black_Moons
04-07-2010, 01:18 AM
Awsome find! Home depot rarely has great tools but sometimes...
(Zirconia belts for portable 21x4 size (and similar) sanders come to mind)
I recall needing those T6 torx bits for hard drives but most sets stop at T10 or T8
Finaly found T6 at KMStools.

wierdscience
04-07-2010, 02:29 AM
Awsome find! Home depot rarely has great tools but sometimes...
(Zirconia belts for portable 21x4 size (and similar) sanders come to mind)
I recall needing those T6 torx bits for hard drives but most sets stop at T10 or T8
Finaly found T6 at KMStools.

The HD set goes to T4,which was the first size I used it on,was some really tiny 0-80 Torx head capscrews in a metering auger.The scary part was buying extra screws 1/16" longer than the old ones.$6.85 each:eek: :eek:

aostling
04-12-2010, 03:06 PM
I have a set Starrett screwdrivers, I've had them for about 30 years. They will probably never fail or need replacing.

Thanks for the tip, and McSkipper too. I found the Starrett set of 7 screwdrivers on eBay for $48 (new, including shipping). They arrived today, and they are indeed just what I was looking for.

Mcgyver
04-12-2010, 03:29 PM
Starrett, mine are probably as old as me, not sure who's fared better, but the Starrett's are in damn fine shape :D

John Stevenson
04-12-2010, 04:45 PM
Allen,
I'm intrigued by your OP, why would you want to know what set is good for daily use when yours is 25 years old and has only been used occasionally ?

MuellerNick
04-12-2010, 05:04 PM
In my eyes, these are the best precision-screwdrivers (http://www.wihatools.com/pro_Precision.htm) ever. And they have whatever tip you want (almost).


Nick

topct
04-12-2010, 06:01 PM
I have one of the sets sold by Harbor Freight. I think I paid about $10 for it.

I am going to buy another set. Just in case I lose something out of this one.

It's the one in an orange case with a clear lid. :D