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I need to upgrade the RAM in a 2008 aluminum MacBook and tried opening the case with a tiny cheapo #00 screwdriver that I've had forever. It might've stripped a screw. I've tried looking for "good" or "best" screwdrivers through Google without any luck. Anyone here have an answer?

asked Oct 27 '11 at 20:41

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"It" might've? What a naughty screwdriver. The first thing to look for in a better one is one that fits. The right size cheapo screwdriver will outperform the wrong size "good or best" one. Are you sure you're using the right size?


answered Oct 27 '11 at 23:55

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edited Oct 28 '11 at 18:20

I really like the wiha "system 4" it saves space and has a lot of bit choices. I have screwdrivers and torx that I use all the time on small electronics. The "Drive-Loc" system is great for when you need lager size bits. If you are simply looking for a 00 screwdriver then the Phillips Precision 261 Series part number 26100 is what you are looking for Bill

http://www.wihatools.com/pro_System4.htm http://www.wihatools.com/200seri/281_Driveloc_Blades.htm http://www.wihatools.com/200seri/261serie.htm


answered Nov 06 '11 at 21:58

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Bill George

For dealing with small delicate screws like you have requested help on: I use a Facom AEFP.00x35 daily for work. It is plastic handled screwdriver in a watchmakers style. Facom AEFP.00X35 I also use a Bergeon watchmakers screwdriver at home on my own small screws (watches, AV kit) but they are really expensive for a one-off or low use tool.Bergeon watchmakers


answered Nov 06 '11 at 13:54

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edited Nov 06 '11 at 23:42

I've been using


answered Nov 06 '11 at 16:34

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Rich H

Teeny Turner by Picquic. For those who wish to get a bigger handle, the small bits fits perfectly in their Multique screwdriver.

I'm using Picquic screwdrivers for the last 20 years or so (and I'm still using my very first one occasionnaly). When working at a customer site, I only carry in my pouch a Multique (default bit is Philips #2) and a Sixpac Plus (default bit is Robertson #2). Since the size of the handles are different, I know without looking at them which one I need for the task I'm doing.


answered Nov 06 '11 at 17:42

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edited Nov 06 '11 at 19:03

I also like the Wiha screwdrivers that Bill mentions, but I have a set of six that I bought at a local electronics store for !2.00 though on their site it's double that http://www.wihatools.com/special_10.htm I have used this set to take apart and put back together Apple many laptops going back to the old TiBook. I like the individual set better than and interchangeable bit system for this job because sometimes I don't want to stop and swap bits. That is a matter of choice, but these are excellent tools.


answered Nov 07 '11 at 07:28

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The Husky set reviewed here is good:

Husky 8-in-1 Precision Screwdriver http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/003836.php


answered Nov 07 '11 at 09:18

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Thanks for the advice—I went for the Wiha, and it worked.

@Dave—I am sure, and it's even labeled as such. The 00 screwdriver I had, however, came with an external HD enclosure and has never worked quite as well as I'd hope.


answered Nov 16 '11 at 10:31

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I use a set of precision screwdrivers from [Cooper Hand Tools].[1] They're really well made and fit most of the fiddly sized laptop screws.


answered Jan 07 '12 at 08:02

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ifixit has really good tools for use with a wide variety of electronics: http://www.ifixit.com/Tools#0-Screwdrivers+and+Nutdrivers


answered Jan 12 '12 at 12:50

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