Best brand for servicing tools (Phillips #00, T8, T6, Tri-Wing, etc...)

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  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    So I'm interested in building my arsenal of Macbook servicing tools and I'm interested in finding out what is the best brand. I would imagine that tools are rather generic and brand not being an area of consideration. I just want to make sure I buy high quality tools for a high quality machine.

    I was looking at the "al a carte" tools from ifixit and powerbookmedic. Seem inexpensive, but I probably wouldn't ever imagine spending more than five dollars for a screw driver anyway... Oh and with a coupon code, I can place 4 or 5 consecutive orders and get each tool for free and only pay shipping/handling ;)
     
  2. xlii macrumors 68000

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    I bought 2 tools from kobalt at www.lowes.com for about 5 dollars each. One tool has 4 phillip and 4 flathead screwdrivers and the other has 8 torx drivers. They all fit in their respective handles so they are small. Each tool has the proper sizes that my 13" mbp needs to change hd and change memory.

    I find them to be well made and of good steel. Should last me a lifetime.

    http://www.lowes.com:80/pd_239384-1...0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&facetInfo=Kobalt

    http://www.lowes.com:80/pd_239400-1...0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&facetInfo=Kobalt
     
  3. millerb7 macrumors 6502a

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    No you didn't ;) Don't lie ;)

    Kobalt is a Lowes' Brand Name <3
     
  4. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really appreciate that suggestion! I will definitely look into those! =)
     
  5. xlii macrumors 68000

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    You can see I corrected my note. Bought them over a year ago. After submitting the note I remembered which store I bought them.
     
  6. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    ... and made in China. Not sure if that matters to the OP. Some of Kobalt's tools are decent quality. I wouldn't call most of them great though. It's not going to match the quality of Craftsman or Snap-On.
     
  7. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10...e=Screwdrivers&prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=L3
    http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10...crewdrivers&prdNo=12&blockNo=12&blockType=L12
    http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10...e=Screwdrivers&prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=L2

    How about these?
     
  8. xlii macrumors 68000

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  9. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I agree. You don't need anything too heavy duty as you don't need that much torque. Great value for something that looks to be good quality.
     
  10. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Cobalt and other lame budget brands are fun and all.

    But if you are looking for Robust high level tools, WIHA is all there is to it.
     
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  12. brdnboy macrumors regular

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    Second. Wiha produces the highest quality precision tools available.
     
  13. mulo macrumors 68020

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    quality is great, the long flexible thing is a life saver when taking apart older machines. only thing that bothers me is the markings on the blue things the bits sit in never seems to dry, had mine for a year and its still sticky.
     

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