Rick writes: “It’s amazing how critical it is to have the right tool for the job. I recently upgraded my cell phone which had seen better days, but I kept it around as a spare since my wife has the same phone. Well, her screen flaked out and I decided to salvage some parts from mine since my screen was fine. When I tried to take it apart to get at the parts — despite having a 100 piece security bit set for electronics — I just didn’t have the Torx T-6 driver I needed. So, I took a look to see what Home Depot had. I came across this little number.”
“It has room in the handle underneath the swivel cap for three bits, while the other stays in the tool. It worked great, and just goes to show that when you’re talking about stuff like that, you need the right tool. It’s not like taking a switchplate off a light switch where you can use a butter knife in a pinch — or a phillips screw where you probably have phillips bits showing up everywhere you look. There’s just no way to try and fit a T-8 driver into a T-6 screw. In any case, now I’m confident that the next time I need to take apart a phone, I’ve got the right tools for the job.”
“At $5.97 it’s well worth it to have the right tool. I think just to have a nice matching set I may have to go back and get their standard slotted/phillips precision driver that looks just like this.”
It looks like a good — and inexpensive — way to get into a set of precision drivers. We’re a little short in that area in the Toolmonger shop, so this is worth some consideration.