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Hello!

I am interested in a stainless steel handle screwdriver set. I oscilate between Bergeon 30081 and Horotec MSA 01.201.

Self lubricating vs ballbearing :)

Thank you!

Bogdan

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I also have the Horotec Ministand MSA 01.201-D set of screwdrivers and really love them.

When ever other people in my class see them for the first time they also give them favorable comments.

Since buying the set I have bought 2 more of Hortec's screwdrivers, one size bigger for pocket watches, and one size smaller for the screws on hairspring studs

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53 minutes ago, maclerche said:

 I also have the Horotec screwdrivers and I am very happy with them. In fact, I have all seventeen sizes. I have not seen other brands with seventeen sizes ...

What's the advantage of having seventeen size? I don't use more than three of the common sizes, but had to buy an odd size once to release a stem.

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20 hours ago, jdm said:

What's the advantage of having seventeen size? I don't use more than three of the common sizes, but had to buy an odd size once to release a stem.

I always have one that fits completely

 

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Screwdriver preference is quite a personal thing round here so good luck getting a consensus ;)

I’ve had Bergeon and wasn’t that happy with them so I got a set of VOH. Now they are amazing. Can’t speak for Horotec but I’d skip Bergeon for screwdrivers. Good luck

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