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What types of tools are you all using.

Been doing repairs for about 5 years. And have gone through many types of mini screwdrivers trying them out, and if I'm honest, the ones I use all the time were a set I had for free when I purchased something.

I've fancied buying a whole kit rather than using a tub full of odd tools here and there.

And would look more professional when doing home repairs.

Just wondering if any of you have any decent kits like the ifix it kits and if they're worth the high price tags?


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I've been using the iFixit Drivers and I am satisfied with them. I would like to buy a Wiha set but I just can't bring myself to spending that kind of money. When you boil it down though, you only really use a few drivers anyway so you could buy some high quality ones for the most used and then get a "bit kit" for the obscure ones you'll use only intermittently.

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I use the iFixit 64-bit screw driver kit and a few Wiha screw bits.

I think Wiha has a screw driver bit set for smartphones, while they are a bit pricey they are worth it for the quality german made screwdrivers.

Nothing seems to beat them when it comes to screw drivers, especially good for the phillips head, pentalobe and triwing for iPhones.

I don't buy the kits that are more than just the 64-bit kit because they have stuff I don't need and I don't really need a whole kit to do the job.

Stuff that are pretty much must haves are:

  • B7000 liquid glue to adhere certain parts of the screen usually the corner spots also very useful for iPads.
  • Tesa 61395 for those screens with thin bezels and thin glass.
  • Tesa 6395 for those tablet screens with large borders and plenty of space to put adhesives.
  • Flexible thin plastic cards (durable ones preferred) for when you need to separate adhesive carefully without damaging the screen or with ease.
  • Heat mat / Hot plate - Heat up your devices around 60°C-80°C to weaken the adhesive for removing screens or glued in batteries.
  • Razor blade (Those rectangle disposable ones) - This always comes in handy you'll need it a lot
  • Spudger - Good tool used to clean off adhesives off screen frames (mostly metal)
  • Plastic spudgers - Great for unplugging certain ribbon cables

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Pretty much have all that, apart from the Tesa, I'll have a look and see what it's like. Or if I can obtain it from here.

Never been a fan of spudgers to remove connectors, prefer the tip of my finger nail. I've seen a problems off others with pry damage to the surrounding components using them.


Yeah I do prefer to use nails most of the time.


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