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Hello Everyone,

look for some advice on getting a screwdriver set to service watches with.

I first fought a $14 screwdriver set off of Amazon. First use the bit falls out of it. First use it bends. There was one screw none of the screwdrivers would fit to unscrew the screw in the watch I was learning on.

I returned that set and bought a professional set for $45 dollars.

I ran in to the same problem the smallest driver could not unscrew the screw and kept slipping out of the head of the screw. I tried larger size. It seems the tips are not fitting in to the head well enough.

I put to much pressure on the screwdriver and the shaft of the screwdriver snapped off while bouncing off my face,. Lol

I am glad I had the magnifying glasses on.

not sure if I am doing something wrong or I bought bad screwdriver set.

most likely it’s both,.. ?

where to buy the correct screwdriver set and what should the cost normally be?

I really thought the $45 set was professional set

Thanks

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You need to dress your driver of proper width, to the proper thickness.    They all tend to get thicker as they get wider, to handle the torque. 

Hi ro63rto,   If the blades are straight, aligned and firm and remain that way when you fit Bergeon blades to them (better quality steel, not what they usually have which can scratch and damage the

This may sound like a silly question, but have you tried sharpening the existing ones?    

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44 minutes ago, Sidney said:

Hello Everyone,

look for some advice on getting a screwdriver set to service watches with.

Good day,

Here is huge selection:

https://www.cousinsuk.com/category/screwdrivers-individual

I never buy a set, but rather individual screwdrivers based on my needs: 0.5mm, 0.8, 1.00, 1.20, 1.40 ? (almost a set).

Any 2.50 GBP screwdriver from the link above will be fine for your needs. Just make sure to use screwdrivers according to the size of the screw head. If you use 0.5mm blade on 1.00mm screw head - you will damage both, the screwdriver and the screw. If you use 1.2mm screwdriver you will shave the metal around the screw head - also not desirable..

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Hi All,

Has anyone ever worked with these set/brand of Horia screw drivers? They seem to be swiss like Horotec but I'm not sure. I've never seen these and was wondering of they are a good buy for 79.95 USD. from Cas-Ker Co.

Blades are firmly held by set screw. Sizes .60 .80 1.00 1.20 1.40 1.60 2.00 and 2.50mm. Swivel ball bearing heads and knurled handles. Space-saving stable stand is angled forward for ease of selection.

any and all help is appreciated.

 

 

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Hi   Horotec do supply some good well made tools so there is no reason to suppose their screwdrivers are any different,  are the Conventional blade or the "T" blade variety, If so you will need to get hold of their cylnder sharpener to keep them dressed they aren't cheap pic attached

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13 minutes ago, watchweasol said:

Hi   Horotec do supply some good well made tools so there is no reason to suppose their screwdrivers are any different,  are the Conventional blade or the "T" blade variety, If so you will need to get hold of their cylnder sharpener to keep them dressed they aren't cheap pic attached

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I own one. It is a great tool but it’s expensive. After re- shaping the screwdriver tips to a T shape it definitely grips the screw head firmer with less chance of a slip. 

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