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Rift
02-08-2009, 09:27 PM
I hope this is the right spot for this wasn't totally sure where to place it.

With my Robobuilder kit I got one of these http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/5858-Robobuilder-Screwdriver.aspx

Since then I have used this screwdriver for many different things and have been wanting to get a more serious set. Does anyone have any recommendations on something that is similar to the one provided with this kit. Iv tried to find the manufacturer of them but nothing comes up. All the screwdriver itself sais is Vetus and S2 Hardened Pat Material in Japan.

The closest I have found are Wiha precisions screwdrivers they come in various sets and or individually.


Rift

srobot
02-08-2009, 10:12 PM
I'm not sure if you are looking for "hobby" screwdrivers or not, but for JIS I use this set:

http://www.trossenrobotics.com/store/p/5073-Genuine-Japanese-Industrial-Standard-Screwdriver-Set.aspx

For general NTSC I use Craftsman:

http://www.craftsman.com

--srobot

Adrenalynn
02-08-2009, 10:58 PM
Wiha's good stuff is hardened tool steel - D2-grade stuff, same thing I have for my carry knife. Wiha is the only brand I'd own.

Rift
02-08-2009, 11:38 PM
Do you know if there precision screwdrivers are also magnetic? Also do you think the ESD safe ones are worth the extra cash?


Rift

Adrenalynn
02-09-2009, 12:25 AM
The ESD are certainly not magnetized - that'd defeat the purpose.

If you're working on ESD sensitive components, then ESD-safe is an absolute requirement.

Quantum
02-09-2009, 12:39 AM
even if the set you get is not magnetic you can make it magnetic it by sliding it on a magnet. this will magentize the set. But as Adrenalynn said magentism and circuits are a bad combo.

Plagueous Noir
02-09-2009, 07:20 AM
Personally, I like Hudy spring steel tools. Especially on wee set-screws. Precision tools are needed here, so as to fit the fasterners tightly. They fit so nice, that magnetism isn't needed (for the most part)

http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/products/product_main.php?kategoria=65&Hudy_Session=2816ad3b7baf4c4810c3f68f1bc1e3cc