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Phil 910/09/2017 12:54:56
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One thing I have been lacking for a while is a descent set of screwdrivers. I tried Halfords today but nothing suitable for modeling in stock

as what they had seemed to large. I tried a snap-on set but they were very disappointing but it is possible they may have been counterfeit

Stevo10/09/2017 13:06:47
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Are you after the smaller types for modelling, Phil?

Stevo10/09/2017 13:09:13
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I've had a set of these in flat, Phillips, nut drivers, Hex keys for YEARS and they've lasted really well.

Phil 910/09/2017 13:22:56
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yes Steve smaller ones for modelling is what I'm after. Where I can I now change the screws and bolts to hex head. slot head screws don't seem to be a problem. but cross head screws can be a problem especially if I have used Loctite . they seem to round off easily. a correctly fitting screwdriver can help

Phil 910/09/2017 13:26:53
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also are posi and philips interchangeable or do I need both

ken anderson.10/09/2017 14:23:01
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at a risk of getting shot to bits on the forum here.....I have a set from the pound shop's which I've used for years...for small model applications they are ideal...and if they get abused ...another set is £1.what more could you ask for.

ken Anderson...ne..1...pound shop dept.

Denis Watkins10/09/2017 14:38:13
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Posi and Philips are different Phil, but our models screws are generally Philips, and Posi in household, furniture, shed type applications.

Eddy Barker10/09/2017 14:44:23
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https://primetools.co.uk/product/teng-ttemd98-98-piece-screwdriver-bits-driver-set/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs_Kvzt-a1gIVjZztCh19OAbCEAQYAyABEgI0yPD_BwE

I buy old german and sheffield made ones( flat) and grind them down to size. I also treated myself to a set of these. unbelievable quality.
Plummet10/09/2017 15:20:44
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Try

http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/tools.htm

Plummet

Dave Bran10/09/2017 15:36:00
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Philips and Posidrive (and others!) have differing angles, and can easily be damaged and rounded out by the wrong type, or the wrong size of the right type!

There are pound shop ones that are brilliant and there are pound shop ones that are total rubbish. In the mid to larger sizes the ones I use are black handled with red (flat) or blue (cross). I grind the flats to suit the sizes better.

The smaller ones I have found good have black and yellow handles with spin ends.

john stones 110/09/2017 15:38:48
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You get some good uns the likes of B&Q/Wickes, good price also.

Phil 910/09/2017 15:42:20
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well after a bit of research I have ordered this set

Wiha 26199 Slotted and Phillips Screwdriver Set

Stevo10/09/2017 15:47:02
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For general use I have a set of Wera drivers - never used better!

onetenor10/09/2017 15:57:13
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Posted by Stevo on 10/09/2017 15:47:02:

For general use I have a set of Wera drivers - never used better!

I have some ( a few ) of these. BRILLIANT .They grip the screws really well. So well you can put the screw on the tip to put it in place.

kc10/09/2017 17:01:27
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A size O ( zero) Posidrive is very useful for all the screws like servo screws etc. Just over a pound for Draper brand at Toolstation ( also from Robert Dyas but much dearer for the same brand )

Whatever you do don't buy a set of screwdrivers all looking the same - much easier to have different colours and handle shapes for each size. So much easier to find the right tool amongst all the other items on the bench or in the toolbox when you know what the handle looks like.

Engine Doctor10/09/2017 17:24:35
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Gerber tools make some excellent small screwdriver sets. They were on sale at headcorn for £6 a set in a wallet. You can find them online.

David Ovenden10/09/2017 19:44:50
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Posted by Stevo on 10/09/2017 15:47:02:

For general use I have a set of Wera drivers - never used better!

I'm with Stevo on this. Wera screwdrivers are really very good. Available from Toolstation and Screwfix I believe.

Dave Bran10/09/2017 19:49:35
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Posted by kc on 10/09/2017 17:01:27:

Whatever you do don't buy a set of screwdrivers all looking the same - much easier to have different colours and handle shapes for each size. So much easier to find the right tool amongst all the other items on the bench or in the toolbox when you know what the handle looks like.

Which is why mine have differing shrink wrap on the upper shafts.

David P Williams10/09/2017 20:20:18
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A lot of our model size screws are JIS - Japanese version of Phillips. I bought a couple of Tamiya JIS drivers a while ago and they are great - fit the screws perfectly.

Stuart C10/09/2017 20:28:27
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If its made in China, then its a Firrips head! smiley

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