Precision Hex Bit Set? WIHA? Multi Security Bit Set? Standard & Metric

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Precision Hex Bit Set? WIHA? Multi Security Bit Set? Standard & Metric

Hey all.

I'm in need of filling a void for specialty micro tools. Sizes that aren't found in the average persons tool array. I'm not talking about a set like we would buy to fix our eye glasses.

I was looking at the hex-bit security type sets, and multi bit sets,but I'm not finding anything hardened.

I would prefer a set that has both standard and mertric combined.

 

Two places I browsed are: Ebay and micro-tools.com

Something to mention, house brands are also just as good as major (xpensive) name brands. I've just been away from this side of the tools to remember the names that are good.

 

Any suggestions? Please bring them to my attention. I need to get something ordered.

 

Thanks all!!

 

 

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I like PB tools, swiss made
Example here, better to search your side
http://www.pbswisstools.co.uk/catalog/PB_Swiss_Tools/PB_C6_990.html

Can buy individuals ,
http://www.pbswisstools.com/en/tools/quality-hand-tools/interchangeable-...2010[]=82,84

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Ven,

Thanks for the suggestion Smile

 

 

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I’ve got this set from proxxon not to bad but I find the pistol ratchet to be crap.
proxxon set (it’s the first link I found as an example)
I use it in combination with a bosch mini ratchet and a metabo bit-screwdriver. I really like the long bits, they are very handy.
The torx-bit are security bits with a hole in the center. I haven’t damaged one bit yet but I never used them in my drill driver.
For the really small torx/PZ screws I have 2 wiha precision screwdrivers who are really great but quite expensive for what they are.

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Thanks for your reply dekozn

I'm rethinking. I don't use these small bits for any type of real torque to see any value buying an expensive set. I'm going to stop by some places that have tools to have a look.

The WiHa brand is expensive. I have several sets of the micro screwdrivers I have been using for years.

Depending on the amount of use, some things are just buy it and be done with it purchases. The did I just pay that?, goes away faster...LOL!

 

 

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True, I don’t know how many sets of cheap micro screwdrivers I bought (those metal ones) most of the smallest ones all came loose. The wiha are great but one screwdriver is as much as 2 sets of cheap ones.

Depending on what you need them for the long bits are ideal if you need to unscrew thing out of small holes, the short ones just have no reach.

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Be sure to check the features of different sets Wink

These look like nice sets to have on hand. NANCH TOOLS

 

 

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Found a neat set ^^^^^

 

 

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Wiha all the way… You will be hard pressed to find anything better.

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Hey mate I got a really good set from dx years and years ago like 4-5 years now. I have seen similar sets at fasttech check them out. Mine are proper tool steel. Don’t go for the cheapest ones get like mid tier. I just bought some stepper drill bits from fasttech they are okay I have used them on aluminium a few times and still okay. Some times its worth the risk. I also bought some cheap side snips from fasttech the ones used for electronics they are great I have never seen any for sale here.

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tantrik77 wrote:
Wiha all the way… You will be hard pressed to find anything better.

wera, facom, proxxon just to name a few, not saying they are better cause I don’t have the money to buy and test em all. But they are quality products.

And some cheap brands can be good to they just won’t take the abuse a facom can take for example.

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These are smaller tools. How much are you going to abuse them? Generally speaking the screws in electronics are easier to get out unless they are glued in. I kind of have cheap tools i can abuse and betters tools for other jobs that i keep mint. So i keep extra screw drivers in case i need to use one to pry or hammer some thing. I have a cheaper socket set i can hammer if need be. These are all for bigger jobs.

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Of course you’re right, just saying I’ve had times when I had to put some torque on a screw to get it loose and with those cheap ones I had the “bit” came loose in the handle.

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I bought two sets of these for $5/set to tide me over until I want to spring for the good stuff.

Cheap 1/4" hex bits

These sets are what they are. Cheap, low quality. Holes are not centered.

I do not recommend. YMMV

 

 

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I bought these mainly to mess around with my folders. The holes are well centered as far as my naked eyes can see. Overall so far so good.
https://www.banggood.com/12pcs-14-inch-50mmT5-T40-Magnetic-Torx-Screwdri...

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Not sure how much hep this will be but, I have to have these types of bits at work, much of our machinery is manufactured in Germany and they love to use security hex screws. 

I have a couple of sets and both from the same place. Both were very reasonably prices. Here are links for both. I hope this helps.

 

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/tekton-33-piece-security-screwdriver-bit-set

 

The price on this one is hard to beat. It seems cheap but they hold up, at least so far.  https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/barn-star-33-piece-3-in-security-bits-with-adapter

 

 

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An R/C friend, also an Electronics Repair Tech, said he has a couple different sets by NANCH.

So I ordered this set

 

 

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tantrik77 wrote:
Wiha all the way… You will be hard pressed to find anything better.

I second that. All I use is Whia and Wera, very good steel on these tools. There’s a good reason why they are more expensive….. they last.

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ARsee wrote:

An R/C friend, also an Electronics Repair Tech, said he has a couple different sets by NANCH.

So I ordered this set

 

As little as I paid for those 2 sets I really thought they would be in the trash by now. I was wrong... Both sets are holding up very well and gets used quite often.

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Just go with a Wera set. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

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That is a really nice set, I may order one of those myself. The sets I have do have a few more hex bits and even a few I had not seen before but that one looks like it has the 2 that I use the most. Well really the only 2 I use lol...

I would love to know where he got those, I have 20 guys at work that would place orders tomorrow lol....

 

Nice job....

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What set are you referring to, Terry?

The set I bought?

 

My R/C hobby has a good array of micro tools I use for 4-40 and smaller fasteners

 

The red cased sets, I bought those for the security bits. Not the precision bits

 

 

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ARsee wrote:

What set are you referring to, Terry?

The set I bought?

 

My R/C hobby has a good array of micro tools I use for 4-40 and smaller fasteners

 

The red cased sets, I bought those for the security bits. Not the precision bits

Both lol, the security bits I need at my job. I have precision bits and drivers all around this house and my tool boxes at work. I need a really good one that is small enough to keep here in my guitar tool box (it will be used most for that) and quality enough to last.

Terry White

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Check into these. They look like the old fashion key cases. The guy gave them much praise considering the abuse.

I have a few micro hex ratchet handles. Turn the rachet over, put the bit in to go the other direction.

I can go check the brand of the rachets if you want to know.

 

Mine is in the middle. That's the angled. There is also angled opposite, and straight as well. #47478

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for allen key type tools, I have had a Bondhaus set for like 25 years. Mine is the ball-end type. These things have endured literally 1000s of usesges over the decades. I was an avid RC car club racer too and these were ALWAYS in my pit box on race weekends. One set has endured ~15 different kit builds, with dozens of tear-downs and re-builds for each. Few of those were nitro kits where you really have to crank down on things to prevent them from falling apart from temperature / vibration extremes and 2 stroke engine oil splatter.

https://www.amazon.com/Bondhus-20199-Balldriver-L-Wrench-1-5-10mm/dp/B00...

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I have all the Bondus Allen sets. Both SAE and Metric. They are a must have in the Nitro R/C hobby.

I haven't touched any of my R/C stuff in years, but I can smell that nitro in my senses!!

 

 

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ARsee wrote:

Check into these. They look like the old fashion key cases. The guy gave them much praise considering the abuse.

I have a few micro hex ratchet handles. Turn the rachet over, put the bit in to go the other direction.

I can go check the brand of the rachets if you want to know.

 

Mine is in the middle. That's the angled. There is also angled opposite, and straight as well. #47478

r

 

When you have the time I would very much like to know... Send it to me in a PM... LOL the wife is watching me and asking "Are you about to buy tools" LOL

Terry White

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PM sent Wink

 

These are what I have
Craftsman
Straight — #9-47478
Angled out — #9-41715
Angled in — #9-41479

 

Not my tools!!

wrench

 

 

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The NANCH - Precision 23pc Screwdriver Bit Set arrived today.

For it being made in China, I'm actually impressed with the quality! The bits are (near as I can measure with a metric rule) 4mm hex drive.

I've never seen such a well rounded set. Especially bits this tiny! The T6 Torx is tiny. Then it goes down three sizes further to 0.8mm.

I recommend them if you need a nice set for a decent price

 

Here are some pictures. They are not the greatest.

Driver

Specs 1

Specs 2

Bits 1

Bits 2

 

 

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I like these:

Hey, how are you? :)

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enderman: those are all short bits if 'd buy set it would need longer bits. RC/ what’s the lengt of the bits of your set? It looks like something you can work with.