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    Red face Favourite tools...

    I guess this applies to DIY as well as working in computers.

    I have a favourite screwdriver for adding and removing components - it's a ratchet jobby - lovely.

    I also have another fav screwdriver (phillips one end, flat the other end) that is used for heatsink installations, leveraging, and any small screws.

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    I'm embaressed to say that while I own lots of nice tools....the best tool is a STANDARD VAUXHALL REVERSEABLE SCREWDRIVER, that every Vauxhall for over a decade has had included with the tools...

    it has to be the most multi purpose, hard, strong and all-fitting screwdriver in the world.

    Every tool box should have one....the Philips head seems to fit EVERYTHING.....the Flat head is very very strong, and it changes ends by just pulling it out of the handle.

    I know its sad but it should be European Law that everybody gets a Vauxhall Screwdriver when they are 12

    In addition, the handle has a groove in it to put a coin or other metal thing, to get more grip.....you wrap a cloth around it for extra grip and it opens anything....

    just shame its Vauxhall....only thing they do really right

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    I have an old yellow-handled Philips screwdriver that gets used for absolutely EVERYTHING computer-related. It's just the right size so it unscrews anything.

    Fantastic. Lol.

    I have an electric screwdriver too which is rather useful
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    Definitely cordless drill/screwdriver (but none of your namby-pamby 2.4V jobs)

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    hmm apart from my 2lb lump hammer.. I have a VERY swish Snap-On Rachet screwdriver... and a long handled Stanley Magnum Pozi-Drive. Both excellent pieces of kit

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    My right angled ratchett screwdriver (basically like a spanner but with a hex attachment). Fantastic cos it fits into spaces to remove those screws that the manufacturor doesn't want you to.

    And the 9oz claw hammer. For "fixing" things...
    Now go away before I taunt you a second time.

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    my silly little computery tool kit. and the mini screwdriver kit my mum got me. She's got a funky torch with a toolkit in the back of it. It'd be so much cooler if the torch was actually bright enough to see in the dark with

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    I had one of the original gerber 400 series from NZ, which had the perfect length pozidrive, which fit any philips head or pozidrive screw you could think of, and three flat heads of various sizes - pliers were great, and wirecutters worked a treat... but some bugger working for CGEY nicked it
    Replaced it with a Gerber legend, with much better pliers and wire cutters - but the screwdrivers were utter rubbish.
    I think they've fixed it in their new ones, and added a rather useful corkscrew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kez
    I guess this applies to DIY as well as working in computers.

    I have a favourite screwdriver for adding and removing components - it's a ratchet jobby - lovely.

    I also have another fav screwdriver (phillips one end, flat the other end) that is used for heatsink installations, leveraging, and any small screws.

    Am I sad?
    Wow....if this is you now....there's no hope once middle age sets in. You might be the first person ever to receive naff DIY presents for his birthday and actually be grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kez
    I also have another fav screwdriver (phillips one end, flat the other end) that is used for heatsink installations, leveraging, and any small screws.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    I'm embaressed to say that while I own lots of nice tools....the best tool is a STANDARD VAUXHALL REVERSEABLE SCREWDRIVER, that every Vauxhall for over a decade has had included with the tools...
    i'm so happy to hear i'm not alone in my (slightly unhealthy) love for my reversible screwdriver, they rule couldn't live without it
    if it ain't broke...fix it till it is


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    Behold ye sinners and non-believers

    The greatest tool since Sir Samuel Monkey got locked out and
    bent a metal bar levering his bedroom window open..

    Those of a nervous disposition look away NOW

    ....The Abit multi-head PC screwdriver





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    well, i have several very useful bits of kit - I'm not into DIT yet, and doubtless wont be for some years to come given that average age of first time buyers seems to be up around 36 or something idiotic!... anyway...

    tool 1: Rigger Jigger, a nifty thing with a 10mm closed spanner one end and a 13mm the other. the most useful tool for rowing boats.
    tool 2: Allen Key bike tool set, for any bolt on my bike there's an allen key that fits it
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