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    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.
    Allan Ostling

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    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.
    Jim H.

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    • #3
      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..
      Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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      • #4
        These are very nice. Not worth the money, but only because they's so dangtootin' high.
        http://www.julesborel.com/Horological/page203.htm

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        • #5
          I have a set Starrett screwdrivers, I've had them for about 30 years. They will probably never fail or need replacing.

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          • #6
            I have the Starrett set.
            The best I ever used.
            Blades are replaceable too!

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            • #7
              Here is one of the current popular brands 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
              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 have had this set for years and it is great.

              Jeweller's Screwdrivers
              I have these from another company and they are great to.

              Glen
              Been there, probably broke it, doing that!
              I am not a lawyer, and never played one on TV!
              All the usual and standard disclaimers apply. Do not try this at home, use only as directed, No warranties express or implied, for the intended use or the suggested uses, Wear safety glasses, closed course, professionals only

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              • #8
                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. :-)

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                • #9
                  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/...386&marketID=5

                  And the hard to find micro Torx sets-

                  http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...386&marketID=5
                  I just need one more tool,just one!

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                  • #10
                    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.
                    Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Black_Moons
                      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
                      I just need one more tool,just one!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JCD
                        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.
                        Allan Ostling

                        Phoenix, Arizona

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                        • #13
                          Starrett, mine are probably as old as me, not sure who's fared better, but the Starrett's are in damn fine shape
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                          • #14
                            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 ?
                            .

                            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                            • #15
                              In my eyes, these are the best precision-screwdrivers ever. And they have whatever tip you want (almost).


                              Nick

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