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04-26-2014 01:21 PM  6 years ago
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Harleysville, PA

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Best micro tools
What are the best tools for working on micros. Most of my tools I bought for working on larger birds and I tried to buy quality tools. Working with the tiny screw sets of micros can be a challenge. Do magnetic tip drivers hold the tiny screws in place while trying to insert them? Do JIS style drivers work better than the phillips style? What other tips do you have for me? I think I read about using an old magnetics car sign as a work pad so that if you drop a screw it doesn't hit the floor. I know I plan on getting this as finding micro screws on the floor is too hard for these 52-year old eyes

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04-26-2014 01:51 PM  6 years ago


Allentown, PA area

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LOL - I'm right there with you. Most of my micro repairs wind up to be 10 minutes of work and 20 minutes of crawling around looking for that tiny screw I dropped.

I find the JIS drivers to be a little too pointed. The screw drivers that come with the kits work great, especially once magnetized. I also swear by these: He has a curved set as well, both are handy and cheap.

I spread a towel out on my work bench to help minimize the bounce of dropped parts, too - that seems to help. I've never thought about the magnetic sign before - I like the idea!

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04-26-2014 01:57 PM  6 years ago

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Weirton, W. Va.

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The problem with using a magnetic plate is that a lot of the screws do not react to magnetism. Using a towel is a lot better method of stopping the screws, it does not let them bounce off of the table.
Another tip is don't work near the edge of the table. Keep what you are working on farther into the work surface.
Hey just my past experiences, don't ask.
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04-26-2014 01:59 PM  6 years ago


gardner ma usa

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I am a auto tech and I found that u can get good tools cheaper than hobby stores and work very well for little screws have a couple sets of drivers from two kits flat and Phillips and allen look on web VIM tools
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04-26-2014 02:00 PM  6 years ago


The Garden State, US

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I have a Nano and 130x. The most valuable tool that I have is a good set of jewelers screwdrivers. They are the normal kind and not JIS. I don't know if JIS would be better. Just make sure that the Philips size goes down to #000. Most sets only go down to #00.

I have a Husky set from Home Depot where the tips fit inside the handle and only costs $6. I just searched on their website and it seems they don't carry that anymore but they have others that are similar. Here's two, one set even goes down to #0000 but it's online only.

At times I also find a clip on magnifier to my glasses work really well. For the magnetic board, not necessary. Just get a WHITE hand towel. It'll capture anything you drop and since it's white, it's easy to see the part.
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04-26-2014 03:12 PM  6 years ago
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I'd recommend the Moody Tools JIS screwdriver set. These are professional grade tools manufactured in the USA.

Amazon carries some Moody tools as well.

For the larger stuff I highly recommend the Vessel Megadora screwdrivers.
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