Introduction

This is a guide to repair the original ifixit screwdriver which was included in the 54 Bit Driver Kit. The rubber grip rings wear out over time and this guide sheds some light on how to get a new grip on your old screwdriver.

Image 1/1: But no, you want to keep using this driver. You want it to weather the next fix. It's just not performing like it used to in its glory days.
  • Your ifixit screw driver has seen better days. Its been in one to many tight places and its mated with far too many screw faces. Its been a part of so many fixes that it seriously would appreciate some down time.

  • But no, you want to keep using this driver. You want it to weather the next fix. It's just not performing like it used to in its glory days.

  • So what is this anyway? A guide to fix a screwdriver? You bet.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Regardless if they wear from over-torquing or the build up of oils from your hands, it's quite frustrating to lose the grip on a prised screwdriver. Image 2/3: Regardless if they wear from over-torquing or the build up of oils from your hands, it's quite frustrating to lose the grip on a prised screwdriver. Image 3/3: Regardless if they wear from over-torquing or the build up of oils from your hands, it's quite frustrating to lose the grip on a prised screwdriver.
  • If you're an owner of the original ifixit screw driver included in the 54 Bit Driver Kit, you've probably noticed that the rubber grip rings on the screw driver wear out over time, develop small tears and fall off.

  • Regardless if they wear from over-torquing or the build up of oils from your hands, it's quite frustrating to lose the grip on a prised screwdriver.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: 1/16in thick, 7/16 OD, 5/16 ID work wonders. Image 2/2: OD= outside diameter.
  • Here's the solution: throw some o-rings on it.

  • 1/16in thick, 7/16 OD, 5/16 ID work wonders.

    • OD= outside diameter.

    • ID= inside diameter.

  • I picked up a bunch from my local hardware store. They are manufactured by Midwest Fastner. They cost $0.31 USD each.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: Otherwise, use toothpicks!
  • So how do you remove the old grip? Simple, use your fingernails!

  • Otherwise, use toothpicks!

  • Remember the mohs scale? Wood won't carelessly scratch your metal tool!

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Enjoy that new, glistening rubber grip on your screwdriver. Image 2/2: Enjoy that new, glistening rubber grip on your screwdriver.
  • That's it. If your grip's gone, shower your screwdriver in o-rings.

  • Enjoy that new, glistening rubber grip on your screwdriver.

Add Comment

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Anthony Kouttron

Member since: 02/24/2017

134 Reputation

2 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 7

All Time: 21