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10-03-2008, 05:13 PM   #1
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tough screw.. lens tools?

I'm trying to take an old lens apart to get to it's guts and I'm stumped on one screw holding the mount on... I know 'techinically' the phillips is not the correct screwdriver but mine fit these quite well... Two came off with a little gusto but clean.

Anyone know where to get the real deal 'cross slot' screwdriver set for lens repair??

10-03-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Would grinding the tip off of a Phillips give you the head shape that you need? I know there are websites that will sell you any unusual or security type driver head you could want, but I can't name one off the top of my head.
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I haven't found any sets I'd recommend. One set with one handle and interchangeable bits was pretty good for a while, but the tip snapped off two of the bits. A lot of sets have handles that aren't big enough around to grip or develop any torque.

I have drilled a couple of stubborn screws when I knew I had replacements.
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QuoteOriginally posted by milapse Quote
I'm trying to take an old lens apart to get to it's guts and I'm stumped on one screw holding the mount on... I know 'techinically' the phillips is not the correct screwdriver but mine fit these quite well... Two came off with a little gusto but clean.

Anyone know where to get the real deal 'cross slot' screwdriver set for lens repair??
I can't recall the name offhand, but a decent tool house should be able to figure it out with not too much difficulty. Probably searching a precision tool seller's website will give you the information you need.
I could be wrong, but a jeweler's screwdriver of the appropriate size might be best.

Also, often stubborn screw can be coaxed loose with a gentle whack from a wee hammer on the back of the screwdriver while trying to turn it.

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Here is the answer:
Micro-Tools, Camera & Watch Repair Tools - Home
If you need camera repair tools...they gottem...

(Including the special cross-point screwdriver you are looking for)

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10-04-2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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Great info from everyone! Thank you very much...
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