"Pozidriv" [was Re: Tools (was: IBM 5155 analogue display fault]
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Thu Jun 2 18:02:41 CDT 2005
> I agree that you need to see the stuff before you buy it. But I bought
> my cheapo set of bits about 1 1/2 years ago and they've held up fine. I
You have been very lucky. I am not prepared to take that risk.
> wouldn't expect them to last of an assembly line or some such where they're
> used 8 hours/day but for occasional use they're ok. As far as fit is
> concerned, I've found that many expensive tools don't fit either! I had to
> carry a HP ThinkJet to a half a dozen stores to find a torx screwdriver
> that fit. I finally found a cheapish brand-x tool at one of the hardware
> stores that fit. None of the tools from Sears and the like would fit!
Odd. I've taken plenty of Thinkjets (and 9114 drives, which use the same
screws) apart and had no problem getting tools that fit. IIRC, though, HP
used some odd-size screws in these machines, with TX9 heads. Some
manufactuers make their Torx drives on the small side, so you may have
found a TX10 from said manufactuer fitted, but 'real' TX10 drivers don't.
A good TX9 driver will work, though.
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