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post #1 of 27
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Title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for a nice, small, durable precision screw drivers set to help with general small electronic work. What I mean by small electronic work is basic stuff like taking apart my case or gpu, maybe using them to lightly pry at snap on stuff... things like that.

I've got this all in one set of kobalt drivers I got a Lowes, was the right price and the lifetime warranty made me think they would last; now I know differently. The tip on the flat head actually broke off.

Thanks!
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I got a great set of precisions from radio shack. Other than that, for larger than precision, I prefer to be able to change out bits quickly, so I got one of these:
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It accepts most bits, stores 6 of them within the screwdriver, for EXTREMELY quick changes of bits, and induces a magnetic charge on the bits, so my screws don't drop. I got it from KMart for about $15. Also purchased a ratcheting screw driver set from lowes but changing the bits became a hassle so I moved to the craftsman.
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Those don't look too bad, I was thinking more an entire set though. Something not interchangeable, 1 bit per 1 handle.

Edit: What is that called anyways? It looks a lot more promising than what I have.
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Klein Tools

Their website

I use these and the warranty is the best.
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post #5 of 27
can never go wrong with snap-on although they are pricey
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Snap on; Gedore; de walt they are all good
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post #7 of 27
Can't beat Mil-Spec kit. I got a contracted Maratac screwdriver and I love it!
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Can't beat $3.50
http://www.countycomm.com/1x4driver.htm

For a compact full size, use one that the US Military uses for bomb sniffing robots
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$6.00
http://www.countycomm.com/torqkey.htm
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post #8 of 27
I like Craftsman tools. Way cheaper than SnapOn and just about as good. Plus lifetime guarantee
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I would suggest snapon if you have the cash. We use them where we work and we have lifetime guarantee. Their products are very well made and they usually come with good storage options smile.gif
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post #10 of 27
Snap-On for drivers IMO. The tips on mine are still in great condition after 3 years of solid use (daily for nearly the whole time). I've used them in ways they are not meant to be (as a pry bar when one is not within arms reach for example) and I've never damaged one yet. I always bought from the Snap-On trucks, not sure how retail is, but warranty is amazing. If one of my ratchets or something went, my Snap-On guy would usually fix it on the spot or just give you a new one right then and there. Most of their products carry a life time warranty as well. And you can buy sets, or individual. Sets usually come with a nice organizer tray for your tool chest. I buy mostly MAC Tools, but I find things like ratchets and drivers are better quality from Snap-On for the most part. It's just a hair more expensive. Snap-On's ergonomics are better than MAC IMO on most tools. No offence, but all the drivers pictured look awful to use for a prolonged period of time.
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 12/27/10 at 5:12am
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