Make Your Own Handles For Micro Screwdrivers

If you have a set of cheap micro screwdrivers, chances are you've run into the problem of not being able to get enough torque to unscrew anything, especially in an older electronic device. Instructables user tranvi007 had the same problem, so they came up with a simple process to make a handle.

While your best bet is probably buying micro screwdrivers with better handles, the method here at least lets you put all those old screwdrivers to use. It uses Oogoo (a DIY Sugru mixture) to cast a small handle for those tiny metal screwdrivers everyone seems to loathe. The handle provides a significantly better grip and should make it easier to use. It certainly beats out using pliers or latex gloves. Find the full guide over on Instructables.

Micro Screwdriver Handle [Instructables]


Comments

    The only real problem i had with acheap miro (aka jewlers) screwdrivers was when trying to loosen a really right screw, shaft snapped and i nearly impaled my finger.

    I also had a problem with a cheap wheel brace, first time i went to use it, it twisted the end right off it, thankfully the attendant at the carpark had a tire iron i could borrow.

    The lesson learnt from those experiences was don't buy the very cheap tools.

    I just snap the bit off the end so I can stick it straight in an electronic screwdriver using a chuck (I keep one set with the end still on, and another set with the ends off kept with my drill bits).

    Thing is that these screwdrivers are designed in such a way as to limit the amount of torque that can be exerted on the screw. So you dont break your delicate stuff when you put it together!

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