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Screwdrivers?

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Post by TheJohnP » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:42 pm

What are your favorite brand of screwdrivers that you use?
Recommendations for best sites to get precision screwdrivers?
Did you buy a kit or build a set out piece by piece?
What sizes should the average bloke have for general maintenance?
Do you really have to spend more to get more?

Basically I feel I need to up my screwdriver game and hoping for some insights.
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Re: Screwdrivers?

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Post by watchpalooza » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:18 am

Bought a kit from amazon and it has been a bit underwhelming. The tips do not last. So I went to or ardware store and found aset of Wera precision hardened screwdrivers (german made) in sizes 0.5, 1, 2 and 2.5mm. These have larger handles but still with pivots, which for me makes them easier to handle.

These are not the exact set, but similar:

https://www.kctoolco.com/wera-345261-kr ... river-set/
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Re: Screwdrivers?

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Post by cortman » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:14 am

I have snap-on for standard sizes (from my days of mechanic work) which are extremely expensive. I have Wiha (also not cheap) for the fine stuff. I highly recommend both.

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Post by Sporkboy » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:43 pm

I have what I have cobbled together. A set of craftsman jewelers screwdrivers, a P0 P1, a couple of misc. flatheads (standard). These work for most things, I have dedicated T6-10 and a 1.5mm hex driver by Dynamite (highly recommended.
I also have a Boxer multi bit driver set which has served me well. The last one I have is a Hitachi cordless electric.

It really depends on what you needs are. But a couple good Phillips (or Robertson’s), a few standards and you should be off to a good start.

Flesh it out with specialty drivers as needed.
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Post by TheJohnP » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:16 pm

cortman wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:14 am
I have snap-on for standard sizes (from my days of mechanic work) which are extremely expensive. I have Wiha (also not cheap) for the fine stuff. I highly recommend both.

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.8mm was the smallest screwdriver I could find for Wiha. Unless I'm looking for it wrong.
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Post by sistem_32 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:39 pm

Assuming you're talking about watchmaking screwdrivers, I recommend Bergeon. I bought my set through Otto Frei, here. I own the set at the top of the page (the 30081-S), but there's a large variety to choose from. The tips are high quality and durable, and the overall finishing is excellent. I don't have a single complaint about them.
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Post by mplsabdullah » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:20 pm

I second the suggestion for Bergeon. I started out with a cheapee set off tools from Amazon years ago. First thing I replaced was the spring bar tool for a Bergeon and it was night and day. Then some time ago I needed to size my now departed Oris Aquis. Until then I got by with whatever screwdrivers I had however nothing worked on the Aquis. I read online that people could only size it with a specific sized Bergeon. Ordered it and sure enough I had it sized in minutes.

Also the screwdriver that came with my now departed Ginault is great as well however I have no idea what brand it is or where to get more.
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Post by squincher » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:49 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Do you really have to spend more to get more?
You don't have to go crazy, but definitely go with one of the major brands. One good scratch or gouge due to an ill fitting or misshapen tip will make up for the cost over the generic, no-name sets.
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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:04 am

Well these have been on my eBay watch list for weeks, but that 15% off via app purchase finally made me pull the trigger.

Getting a set of five Horotec screwdrivers for $45 with spare blades, plus free international shipping from France, AND 15% off.

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Assortment of 5 classic precision screwdrivers MSA01.1095-Z

Blades - 0.60mm - 0.80mm - 1.00mm - 1.20mm - 1.40mm
and 5 interchangeable blades in 1 plastic pouch


I looked into both the Wera and Wiha, but .8mm seemed to be the smallest either carried.
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Post by cheddar » Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:11 am

I have the Horotec 4 blade collection from Esslinger and it’s been perfect for me...can take the backs off my Hamiltons and remove automatic rotors, regulate, etc., with ease. Probably wouldn’t want to take a movement completely apart, but short of that, feel like these will serve me well.
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