It's not a standard screwdriver, you'll need a torx TR9 security screwdriver I believe, they are cheap. I have heard of people using small flat heads and having success but for best and easiest results get the torx. I clean my PS4 every 6 months it's a launch day console and still pretty quiet.
I bought this set for 15 bucks a few years ago love it comes in handy for electronics and small screws Amazon link.
I had success using the guide referenced here by u/BooB398, but honestly the majority of the dust buildup was along the side vents which I cleaned with Q-tips and did not require any disassembly. Also make sure you get the TR9 Torx Security bit if you are going to get in there (I ordered a kit on Amazon for like 14 bucks [link])
Impact screwdriver. Note: I'm thinking the one that you hit with a sledge, not the one you'd use to install drywall screws or something..
This is one of many examples. Be aware that they can also usually be used for TIGHTENING, so make sure it's set right before whacking it.
Also comes in handy for removing Honda brake rotor screws!
It you are mechanically inclined, brakes are an easy way to save money. Watch a video for your specific car before attempting though. Some times that rotor is held on with the rusted phillips screw from hell, and you don't want to attempt removing that without the right impact tool.
I'm gonna be that guy...
Buy a proper set of cutters/strippers and a decent portable screwdriver set...Wera do a great one
I also have a leatherman Wave and Surge and barely touch them compared to the above.
I think we're talking about an impact screwdriver that you hit with a hammer. Like this. Not sure what kind of a bit you would use, though. Maybe a torx, one size up, like someone else on this thread mentioned.
Pentalobular. I can recommend a really good screwdriver set that will let you open up almost any electronic ever. I got it on Amazon Canada, hopefully they'll have it on your site. When I bought it a year ago, I got it for $13 shipped.
My only negative is that the tips are not magnetic. Try finding one with magnets inside the drill heads, it'll make it easier to lift screws out. You'll be just fine without magnets; it's just a convenience factor
You need a ratcheting screwdriver set like this.
Heating the screw with a soldering iron first will often help loosen it up especially if threadlocker was used on the screws. For stubborn ones I have one of these. It's a hand impact driver that turns the screw when you hit with the hammer. It's probably in every motorcycle mechanic's toolbox.
Bolt Extractor set. worked perfectly for my snapped off exhaust studs. Maybe spray with some pb blaster/liquid wrench beforehand instead of wd.
You don't need a drill. Just notch the head as others have suggested and then use an impact screwdriver.
Phillips screws are sized as : PH#
PH2 is a "regular size" phillips screw. PH1 is a smallish phillips screw. PH0 is probably the size you're looking for - small electronics and such. PH00 and PH000 are smaller than PH0, but are not that common unless you're taking apart pretty small electronic components. PH3 is a "big" size that's used for commercial door hinges and stuff like that.
I'd recommend getting some sort of small screwdriver bit set. The Tekton brand "Everybit" sets are good sets that are inexpensive. This one will suit your needs for a reasonable price.
Note, the DRZ doesn't use phillips head screws, they are JIS screws. They're just different enough from phillips head that when you use a phillips head screw driver they are really prone to stripping the head. Especially if the screw is relatively snug. Investing in a set of JIS screwdrivers to work on the DRZ is really worth it.
Otherwise I've had really good luck using a manual impact driver (like this) with a phillips bit.
WTF! My Arctis Pro (that looks to be an identical design to the 7) had regular Philips head screws. I was able to open and solder the cable and re-attach the earcup with sugru.
This, except don’t be afraid to soak for longer - even a day or two. Just keep hitting it with penetrating fluid fluid every couple hours and let it soak overnight. When you’re ready to remove them try something like this. It’s an impact driver you strike with a mallet.
Source: I wrench on a lot of shitbox cars
If you have patience and a steady hand, I'd say try to repair it. You can likely find the parts you need on Amazon and tutorial videos online. I've had to repair the R-button and control stick on my 3DS on two separate occasions. It was easier to do than I expected and, overall, much less expensive than getting a new system. The only other thing you would need is a precision screwdriver kit. I purchased this one for the job.
There are several other kits on Amazon that are almost identical around the $10.00 mark, I've been using this one for ages. Still a good price for a solid kit, but nothing to jump at.
Not bad, its actually an old, simple design for a ratcheting wrench. Still popular because its cheap but does the job. Here's a very popular one on amazon:
But yes, using bit ratchets is far better than allen/hex keys.
If and ONLY if this is an all metal block, there is a thing called an impact driver. You basically hit it with a hammer and the result force and twisting will get screws out very effectively. I would make sure you get a good bit that fits in there well. Also exercise extreme caution, you are hammering on it. Don’t feel like you need to whale on it though.
Sold out, Amazon is an option - anyone find anything else? A kit with all this stuff would be nice but Amazon is only showing me T9 rather than the TR9 when it comes to the kits they sell
Edit: bought this bad boy
Impact screw driver, it's a tool you put a bit in (i.e Phillips or torx in BMW's case) set the direction, and give it a whack with a hammer. 99% of the time the rotor carrier screw comes loose. Here's one on Amazon
Big tip - only cars with wheel studs (Germans and now FCA vehicles) need the screw re-installed.
Domestic and Japanese using wheel nuts, use the screw to hold the rotor in place while the vehicle is being built, (so a rotor doesn't fall off the car and hit a factory worker) apart from that it doesn't really serve a purpose.
You can get away without using it on the German cars too, but you have to make sure if the bolt snapped that it's flush with the hub.
It's really annoying trying to get the stud through the wheel then the rotor and then to the hub with out the screw holding the rotor in place.
Not op, but it is not hard at all. Just takes some common sense and the proper tools. I highly recommend this pocket ratchet off Amazon. Neiko 03044A Mini Ratcheting Offset Screwdriver and Bit Set, Pocket Size Close-Quarters ,1/4-Inch Drive [link]
It may have gone up a little in price but it is still under $20.
ORIA Precision Screwdriver Kit, 60 in 1 with 56 Bits Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit with Flexible Shaft, Extension Rod for Mobile Phone, Smartphone, Game Console, Tablet, PC, Blue
Neiko 03044A Mini Ratcheting Offset Screwdriver and Bit Set, Pocket Size Close-Quarters ,1/4-Inch Drive [link]
heres the set
Edit: note that it doesn’t come with a 3/16 bit
If the wrench/socket as suggested by others doesn't work, get an impact scretdriver, like this. I've removed some really knarley screws with that tool. Use it as gently as you can so you don't dent the fridge.
Wera 056490 Tool-Check Plus Bit Ratchet Set with Sockets - Metric [link]
here is a longer bit set
Wera - 5059297001 Kraftform Kompakt 62 Bitholding Screwdriver and Pouch Set, 33-Pieces [link]
Pretty sure he means this one.
I use this crappy $17 set which is kind of annoying to use but gets the job done for now. The driver itself is a good shape and easy to use, but the magnetic case that holds all the bits kinda sucks.
The tool check + from wera is fuckin sweet. It it might be kinda big for biking.
You could mount it on the bike
Maybe in a little bag. Or just take the peices you need and have them somewhere safe
Edit: the ratchet included takes 1/4inch bits and is excellent quality. Also very cute for a tool
As others suggested, use a pick/scribe to dig the paint out. If they're in an area that can handle some pounding, sometimes you can break the stubborn ones loose with a manual impact driver.
Try different brands of screw drivers and tips. They can vary slightly from one manufacturer to another.
the backs do NOT require removal. Order a 90 degree Screw driver for 8 bucks on amazon
and get a small ratchet with 8mm socket. Took me 15 minutes to do the backs this way. No need to complicate it more then it needs to be haha.
Agreed, there is no need for big cases. I managed to fit all three fans on the front without making any mods to the case, the bottom most fan was the biggest pain to install because of the PSU shroud. I used a tool like this to get the screws in without taking everything apart.
Thank you! And I love it! I got it as a Christmas gift a couple months ago and I've used it a bunch since then. Here is the link on amazon.
You're not going to be able to play well without the trigger buttons. Aside from Navolas2's suggestion of getting a Circle Pad Pro, you could attempt to fix the triggers yourself. It's possible to buy replacement triggers on Amazon. Just make sure you're buying the right triggers for your 3DS type (for example, 3DS and N3DS triggers are different) Beside that, you'd just need a precision screwdriver set (such as this one), and then google a decent tutorial.
I had to replace both my control stick and r-trigger on two separate occasions on my N3DS . I never did an electronic repair before, but it turned out fine.
You want this [link] with a T-40 socket. You strike it with a hammer, that force turns the socket and keeps it from popping out of the bolt. Used this to pull an old Honda engine apart that was held together with Phillips bolts, no stripping.
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Lmao I don't blame you,
Why would you have one with a square drive? You could just use a normal impact gun, they're really only for Phillips head screws, mainly rotor screws for the odd time I do auto.
And absolutely. I use this kit all the time. All the heads are quality steel, I've never had a problem with it. Its the last screwdriver kit you will ever need.
I'm a random person and I have a multiple sets of drivers with that screw nib. I've replaced my iPhone 6's screen 3 times and the battery once. They're really not that special. My favorite set costs less than $15 on Amazon.
These two things are absolutely essential and will save you hours of pain...
Well once you get the screw out get yourself this amazing driver set
I have this set and absolutely love it and havent stripped a screw since getting it
Remove other screw, drill or Dremel head off bad one, remove plate, try pliers/Vice grips
We go fuck, fuck, fuck!
Then we see if we got a similar one in the junk drawers, (well the others do, I don't keep a junk drawer, but if I have spare nuts bolts washers I throw them in my neighbors junk drawer) then we see if advance(the closest store) has a replacement on the shelf. When they don't we go to Hokel's Machine Supply, cuz they have every nut and bolt there is. But if it's very special, then we see if a dealership can get us one or the junkyard can take one from another car.
Also we try not to fuck things up. Heat or penetrating oil, hand impact driver, Mayhew shake and bake and the correct sized, six sided, socket not at an angle.
Just to help out and show what to get, something like this should do it. It's a very cheap set, but I'm just providing the link to get the idea.
Get your son a decent set of precision screwdrivers and bits. This is the #1 thing you can do to encourage him. I usually buy kids a set for their birthday at some point if they're inquisitive like this. That set will be their keys to the kingdom if you do it right.
Something like this:
Or really whatever you can find or is in your price range.
A manual impact driver, place pedal securely in a vice.
Use the impact driver and a hammer, should work.
TEKTON 2905 3/8-Inch Drive Manual Hand Impact Driver Set, 7-Piece [link]
First off, it's gonna be kind of hard to get those out with the engine in the bike. The correct method, as taught by Motorcycle Mechanic's Institute and many manufacturer's is to use a hammer and hand impact driver with a #3 phillip's bit. It's the only way to remove those screws without damaging them or the engine.
An impact screwdriver will work great. Personally how I got that screw off was to set the seat on its side, take my stumpy screwdriver and put nearly my entire body weight on top and got it to unscrew like that.
Wiha 75992 System 4 Precision Interchangeable Bit Set, Torx, Slotted, Phillips, Hex Inch, ESD Safe Precision Handle, 27 Piece In Compact Box
I wouldn’t say it’s difficult… it’s just tedious. Get something like this to remove/install the screws. It’ll be pretty nearly impossible to get all the screws perfectly tight, but it’s not noticeable. Still a better route than taking off the whole bumper IMO… unless you’re really skilled with that sort of thing.
rally armors seem to be the most popular choice. they’re flexible. other brands like rokblok are stiffer. installation is straight forward but you’ll need like a bent screw driver to do it w/o removing wheels like this [link]
That would be fun!
Here's my wish list:
[link] TEKTON Everybit Precision Tool Kit (27-Piece) | 2830
Salmon jerky (For example, Ivy City Smokehouse Salmon Jerky)
Uncut dollar bills, perforated and bound into a notebook, as Steve Wozniak has
Kit Kat exotic flavors
Postcards and stamps
One of these could help. In my experience they aren't a magic bullet or anything but they occasionally do the job.
Ez-out Amazon link
I've had luck with bolts like this using a manual impact wrench. The impact of the hammer on the wrench helps loosen the bolt. Also, you need this kind of allen wrench.
Something like this will work [link]
I recommend something like this. TEKTON 1/2 Inch Drive Impact Screwdriver Set (7-Piece) | 2910 [link]
This set works wonders, is the one I use
ORIA Precision Screwdriver Kit, 60 in 1 with 56 Bits Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit with Flexible Shaft, Extension Rod for Mobile Phone, Smartphone, Game Console, Tablet, PC, Blue [link]
Doesn't matter what kind of car it's for, wera makes some of the best tools. I keep this set in my jeep and this set in my garage.
Thanks for sharing this, i was looking for a kit to stay in the car...it's at $83 if anyone is interested [link]
Invest in a set of left-handed bits. Here is a cheap set. This will get any screw out with no issues and it’s very useful to have in your toolbox for whenever these issues pop up.
Liquid wrench will not help with hard water buildup, vinegar or CLR are better options
As mentioned Heat, and i would attempt using a manual impact driver
TEKTON 2910 1/2-Inch Drive Manual Hand Impact Driver Set, 7-Piece [link]
I recently had the same issue.
First. Reinstall the other nuts, promise that will help reduce the strain on the messed up one "slightly"
Second. I used a hand impact ( [link] ) and a bolt extractor set similar to this ( [link] ) and a large hammer.
The rounded damaged but came off with no damage to the wheel or stud.
OP, this is ancient tech, and yea it works very well for stuck/rusted fasteners.
TEKTON 3/8 Inch Drive Impact Screwdriver Set (7-Piece) | 2905 [link]
Order of operations:
If you have something with a cut-off wheel, like an angle grinder or a rotary tool like a Dremel, you can try cutting a notch all the way through the bolt and using a large flat head screwdriver.
If that doesn't work, you could find a nut that's just big enough to fit over the head of the bolt and weld it on. If you don't have a welder, you might be able to take it to a muffler shop or something and have them weld it on for you. Just make sure the area around the bolt is masked off so none of the spatter gets on the car itself.
Another option would be to try a reverse drill bit and extractor set, like this one: [link]
I'll prob get downvoted for this, but for ear protection I use soft ear plugs that I get for free from work in combination with basic over-ear muffs. Depending on what I am shooting I will alterante between the 2 or use both at the same time.
Since you're buying multiple handguns, try to find a case that holds more than 1 handgun. Or get sleeves and a range bag and save the hassle. You can find cheap range bags on Amazon. Also get yourself a toolset for malfunctions, I personally have 2 of these & I highly recommend it to anyone that does their own work on their firearms.
If you do your own brakes and rotors, the age of the rotor (mine was 10yrs old when I did it) may seize on the hub. Use one of these guys to take some of the set screws out. Hammer drill won't do it... Sadly from experience.
NEIKO 01925A Screw Extractor and Left Hand Drill Bit Set, 10 Piece, Cobalt HSS Drill Bits, Alloy Extractors
Learn more: [link]
Heat. Or a breaker bar and a pipe fog leverage. You have your impact gun going through an adapter. That’s going to eat up a lot of your force by rattling around at that joint.
You can also try an impact driver. They keep tension on the bolt while you hit it with a big hammer.
Oh I just googled what a "stubby" lol
I was thinking something like for drill bits. I got this one and its also great:
I will say the plastic handle (maybe like with the stubby) is less heavy duty than having a full metal length individual T6/T8 etc. Maybe relevant with stuck screws
Manual impact driver sometimes works great, you get the best downforce to prevent torque out at exactly the time you're getting max torque.
IDK how much shock this can take though.
I've got a couple sets of screwdrivers, something like this. No more problems finding the right electronics screwdriver ;-)
As a teen, I got my GBA (which uses triwing screws) open by finding a flathead screwdriver that fit in there. Not recommended; it's really easy to strip the screwhead, damage the screwdriver, and not be able to get the screw back in all the way.
There are methods involving melting something plastic (back of a pen, for example) and pressing it into the head, but that has the potential to be messy, damage the Wii's plastic...and still not work, if the head isn't open enough to make a good impression.
Removing the broken bolt is going to be a pain. First try to take a small screwdriver and try to reach it into hole and put the end on the broken bit and try to tap it and turn it to unscrew it. Probably won't work but try it any way.
You probably going to need to spend some money for some more tools. Best bet would probably be a set of easy outs . This is a cheap set and I'm not recommending them just using then as an example. You first drill a hole in bolt. You small drill bit and drill straight. You don't want to mess up threads in the shaft. Use a good center punch to get drill bit started in center of bolt. The bits in this set are left hand twist (put your drill in reverse to use them). If you lucky the drill pit will catch in the bolt and unscrew it for you. After you get hole in bolt insert an easy out in the hole and tap it with a hammer. Don't beat on it, just tap it. Then try unscrewing the bolt with the easy out. If the easy out won't grab the bolt tap with hammer again.
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You will heed a J00 screwdriver bit. I used am ORIA set to remove my screws:
I see this alot, sounds like what your after
Edit: nvm u already seen this 😂 i guess if u already seen this and im recommending it then it might be the best thing
Buy an impact screwdriver, that'll get it out, and you'll get the satisfaction of smacking something with a hammer
IVY Classic 44416 1-Inch x 3/16-Inch Hex Insert Bit, Impact Plus, 1/Box [link]
HAPPY CAKE DAY! It is one of the cheap Amazon ones. It works well but the bits are not great. I have a lot of bits floating around so that wasn't too much of a concern. It mostly lives to drive a #2 Phillips on one piece of equipment I work on often.
Different kits come with different screws. Something like this should cover most/all cases.
Something like this would get you by. I used a similar set for years before upgrading to an ifixit kit.
Torx and you’d be good with something like this assuming you have a screwdriver that accepts bits...
This is the same kind of thing. Comes with a selection of sockets, bits and a driver handle.
Impact Driver, the ones you hammer. If you don't have one, you are missing out. Let's you put huge torque onto something without worrying about stripping/rounding. Only use a 6 point socket as someone said, a 12 point will almost always round it.
If you do round it, a giant pair of channel locks will sometimes solve the problem as well.
Insulated screw drivers, a nice big fat flat head for panel doors, few different size tweakers, hex keys, a fluke t600 or t1000, NC voltage tester, insulated needle nose, channel locks ( always good to have 2 of the same size) and crimpers. the list goes on. Depends on how far your role as a tech expands. I work in a single factory and am responsible for fixing everything and anything electrical, from PLC's to the light switches, so I use way more tools than I listed. Which reminds me, this is great and super handy
also, I know you said you have a flashlight, but a headlamp will be your best friend.
I just took some of those off. They were Torx 25, maybe 20.
They were extremely tight and would not budge with hand pressure. This little widget worked great.
TEKTON 2905 3/8-Inch Drive Manual... [link]
Took them off in a second.
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Meh, been using philips on jis since I was ten, so 30 years now. Get a hammer impact driver, like this
TEKTON 2905 3/8-Inch Drive Manual Hand Impact Driver Set, 7-Piece [link]
And some good screwdrivers.
I've just found one unresponsive key on my build and was confronted with this issue.
What I've took is the smaller flat head screwdriver tip of one of those kits:
And made a lever from the bottom of the switch. Thankfully the PCB was OK, a bent pin was the issue, which I've easily straightened out and reinserted.
Sounds like you're going for several sharpener options. I really like the WS precision adjust knife sharpener but for a while the guided field sharpener was all I had and it got the job done. I would skip the CRKT tool, seems kinda gimmicky, and save a few bucks for something like this.
looks like a regular screw, just a very small one. but you should just get yourself one of these if you like fiddling a lot like I do, might as well get some tools to help.
I found a jewelers kit that fits.most of my needs.
A roll pin punch set,
long Allen keys metric and standard,
an adjustable wrench
needle nose pliers
a heat gun
1/2"drive socket with an adapter to use the jeweler's kit bits.
Long neck Philips screw driver of a few sizes.
A scribe/ pick
Small sharp razor blades.
Airsoft tech pad.
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I bought this one, would it work?
Just got this Wera set. Haven't used it much yet but it oozes quality.
What I do when that happens is hammer in a slightly bigger torx bit like the ones in the link. It'll only be a soft aluminium bolt. Then use that to unscrew it. You will need to pick up a replacement bolt though unless you are very careful and can use the bigger torx to tighten it back up again.
Maybe a friend Of yours has an impact screw driver. These things are incredible for exactly this situation. When you hit it with a hammer, it seats the driver bit deep in the screw while rotating counter clockwise, loosening the screw.
I do the same thing with a long Phillips bit, 1/4 box end wrench to turn the bit counter clockwise while tapping the back of the bit with a hammer. I've gotten really good at this stuff from working on ships, motorcycles, atvs etc over the years where everything is dissimilar metals and rusted