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Precision screwdrivers question

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Mark G., Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. Mark G.

    Mark G. Guest

    Good afternoon.

    I periodically find myself working on equipment that uses slotted screws
    with unusually wide, thin slots. For example, a Bolex 18-5 8mm projector
    uses some screws with slots 5/16" long, but only .035" wide. A standard
    mechanic's screwdriver that fits this slot is only about 3/16" wide and will
    tend to damage the screw.

    Any suggestions for where I might find appropriate tools?

  2. Charles

    Charles Guest

    A power screwdriver + a grinder is my suggestion. I find that a power
    screwdriver most often leads to less fastener damage. A grinder allows one
    to shape the bits just so.
  3. Guest

    The can opener / knife sharpener my wife tossed out is now on my
    workbench at work. That tiny grinder is just dandy for touching up
    Xcelite 'greenies' and other flat drivers. Its so wimpy it's almost
    impossible to overheat the metal and it doesn't take up much space.

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