Repair Toolkits

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Globalksp, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'll be doing a couple of SSD swaps come January and I've been researching toolkits that specifically contain those bits and drivers needed for working on Apple laptops and desktops.

    OWC was my first stop, but, after reading reviews about their two most popular kits (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/TOOLKITMHD/ http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer Technology/TOOLKIT11/)

    it seems that the T6 doesn't fit. There are a myriad of other, non-Apple specific kits on Amazon, all with mixed reviews.

    I'm looking for tools that are quality made (the tool itself won't disfigure) but like the idea of a kit.

    At this point I'm thinking of going with the Newer technology kit listed above and buying another T6.

    Granted this is a small issue that I probably shouldn't be wasting time on, but... oh well. Quality comes first.

    What do you use? Like? Disklike?

    Cheers.
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    monokakata

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    Hilo, Hawai'i
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    I've been using the NewerTech kit for two or three years. I've opened up and worked on iMacs, Macbook Pros, and Macbooks, probably 10-12 times in total.

    The tools have never let me down, but all tools like Torx drivers and Philips-head screwdrivers do wear down eventually. If I can get another couple of year's worth of openings and repairs from my kit, I'll be satisfied. At that point my cost for the tool kit will be probably a buck per job. It's hard to beat that.

    Think of it like this. A quality screwdriver such as a Klein is going to cost you maybe $10 -- so for the price of this kit, you could only get a couple of Kleins (or equivalent).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Monokakata.

    You've had no fit issues with the Torx heads?
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    monokakata

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    No issues.
     

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