Where can I find screw kits?
I know that most of you have encountered this problem, but I can't seem to find an easy solution.
Yesterday, I was repairing a hair iron everything went fine until I forgot to re-install a part and had to disassemble again. Unfortunately, I managed to strip the head of a screw-- requiring me to drill out the head to be able to reopen the case. Now I am missing a 1 cent screw which I need. I don't know what pitch the screw is-- if I buy some screws, I will just shotgun a selection of several parameters and hope one is right.
To avoid this problem in the future, I looked around for some screw kits but no luck. So... what do people do when in this jam?
When I say screw-kit, I don't mean just a selection of screws for a particular product, what I would like to do is to have a kit containing a thousand or so little screws which are common in consumer electronics/appliances: different pitches, lengths, head-types, etc. Surely there has to be something out there. But if not, does anyone have some guidelines on putting together a shopping list economically so that I am not in this jam again?
Is this a good question?