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I've decided I'm tired of using chinkshit precision screwdrivers to tear apart chinkshit electronics and I want to spend some money on a gud set. The rest of the internet seems to think Wiha is the best but what does /diy/ use? Do you use multi-bits or traditional?
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>>942339
I only use multibits for the random shit (read as torx). Wihas are good, but overkill if you're not working in high voltage environments. This is one of those deals where most all mid level does just as good as high level as long as you don't need the additional safety features of high level stuff...
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>>942339
no point in using good stuff on cheap shit

wiha is good but for the price you can get 10 of the cheaper stuff so why?
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>>942339
I'm with OP on this one. I got some Wera ones, they're pretty good. Never used Wiha.
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>>942339
>>942386
Wiha and Wera are both very good, but people only recommend Wiha because Davey Jones got some for free in the mail and wouldn't shut up about them for a few weeks.
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Wera Kraftform Kompakt
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>>942339
I use the insulated Wiha screwdrivers but they were purchased on a corporate credit card so the stickershock wasn't a problem. That being said, they have by far outlasted my personal set of Craftshit/Cobalt/Harbor Freight small screwdrivers as the tips are like adamantium I swear. You get what you pay for, but I can't tell you what you need.
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Hello there. Heres the wire stripper OP.

Due to my Job as an electronics specialist, i can highly recommend the Wiha Screwdrivers or the ones from Weidmüller too.

check em out: Weidmüller SDI Set electric
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>>942339
i use wiha too, but about 6 month ago i decided to try some wera - Kraftform Kompakt Micro-Set ESD/20 SB.

i can only recommend them, beautiful tools, perfect quality. also i'm from germany.

pic related.
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>>942504
>precision screwdrivers
>Heres the wire stripper

dafuq?
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>>942513
Probably an auto correct of weidmuller (the brand) (I probly spelled that wrong)
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>>942343
I tear apart a lot of cheap shit and shitty tools keep falling apart. Plus I have money to burn and I like nice things.
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>>942343
Because why support a company that makes garbage just because it's a bit cheaper? This is exactly why it's impossible to find quality tools these days without paying Snap-On or higher prices. Faggots like you refuse to spend a bit more on a mid end set that will last you a lifetime.
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>>942339
>The rest of the internet seems to think Wiha is the best but what does /diy/ use?
Wiha is nice but they cost too much. The only decently-complete set is the biggest $300 one.
>Do you use multi-bits or traditional?
You really want traditional screwdrivers for precision sizes because interchangable-bit screwdrivers tend to be too fat to reach tiny screws in small deep holes.

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I (a USAfag) have looked around now and then for some better precision screwdrivers; there is the China generic stuff, some made-in-china not-quite-generic stuff, and then it's a big price jump to the German ones. I still have a few shit China ones; never did find anything that looked interesting and reasonably affordable.

Protip: you can make normal precision screwdrivers into "insulated" ones by putting a piece of heat-shrink tubing over the metal shafts
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>>942730
Because I've literally never destroyed any precision drivers that weren't the absolute cheapest of the cheapest, and those were because I sat on them.

This isn't a task where you're dealing with a lot of force (at least if you're using the shit correctly).

I've used a set like this one for around 8 years and have only bought replacements because I've lost screwdrivers.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Audiopipe-PJ11-Nippon-11pc-Precision-Screwdriver-Set/41092098
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>>942730
You're grasping. You can't tell if a tool is good based on price. I have many cheap tools that work very well and have so for years, I also have tools from snap on and Mac that also last just as well. I still use a set of harbor freight sockets I got 10 years ago because I'm not taking my expensive tools out of my workshop. They're not rusted or cracked, and the included ratchet still works without skipping or slipping. I have a $13 set of Klein wire strippers that will last me forever, they look brand new 7 years after purchase.
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