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    Wiha makes a real good 5.5 and a good phillips there red and black. I get mine from a company in Atlanta. they also make a bit for a cordless screwdriver that works great for alot of screws to take out. TSA World
    website is www.tsaworld.com phone #800-633-6626

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    Quote Originally Posted by schooltech View Post
    A guy I worked with loved using Wiha brand screwdrivers. I found that for the toner cartridges I work on, the Ames soft grip DIN screwdrivers fit their screws comfortably. Ames Supply also sells their green handle JIS drivers.

    For all of my field work, I use only Snap On screwdrivers, as there is no play in the screw head and they work great. For the Ricoh boxes and other manufacturers that they work on, the 5.5 mm drivers come in very handy.
    Snap on are great if using the JIS heads even better. We were supplied with them and as Engineers lost them or as they wore down many just replaced with anything and it was noticeable it caused so many problems with damaged screws etc.

    A good screw jis head and 5.5 magnetic sockets are worth there weight in gold.

    Years ago we timed the same tech removing parts (i think it af 551 waste toner recycle unit with a 5.5 magnetic socket driver and then a guy using a bog standard magnetic phlips 2 and the socket was 25 percent if not more faster.

    Sadly the company never followed up on it. But I can honestly recomend any Engineer starting out working on the Ricoh Range as others should get a 5.5 socket.

    Where i find them very useful is when removing screws on Russian series fusing units and on the adonis range also. The socket allows you to take off the socket where its tighten due to heat and sometimes using a normal driver bit your damage the screw

    Also do change your screwdriver tips when they wear down. It will give you a better bite, save in some cases you destroying the screw and also mean Engineers following you wont get annoyed.

    Also worth keeping a spare as often i have somehow left the bit at the last customer Stuck in the screw head still

    Realising you have no bit once at the next customers and no spares i dont think would be good fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apump View Post
    Wiha makes a real good 5.5 and a good phillips there red and black. I get mine from a company in Atlanta. they also make a bit for a cordless screwdriver that works great for alot of screws to take out. TSA World
    website is www.tsaworld.com phone #800-633-6626
    Their web catalog comes up blank in IE and firefox.

    I've tried the Wiha short 5.5 magentic nutsetter on a 1/4 inch hex shank, I got mine from fastenal.com, here's the link . It's about 2mm too big on the outer diameter. It fits most stuff but some spots it doesn't fit as good as the felo 5.5 nutdrivers, (but felo doesn't make a 5.5mm power bit for distribution in North America).

    Just looking at the fastenal site though, they've added a longer wiha power 5.5mm magnetic nutsetter bit with a 2mm smaller outer diameter in the last year. Looks like I'm going to have to give that one a try. Link to the improved wiha 5.5mm nutsetter with a smaller outer diameter here.

    Small issue with the Wiha's though, when my short nutsetters came in the black paint on them hadn't dried yet and they were all sticky. Even now months later they're all still slightly tacky.
    Last edited by category_five; 04-14-2009 at 12:13 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copytec View Post
    Ok well this the story:
    My first set of screwdrivers is give us a Jap. tech who come the tech us
    for the first dry machins (3020,3050 ... long,long "83). He come with
    1pcs wood + 2 , 1pcs wood - 4 , 1pcs heavy duty pilers , 1pcs heavy duty long nose pilars evriting from : HOZAN .(IKASWEBSHOP.com -- HOZAN CATALOG DOWNLOAD)
    Yeah I must say that is the best screwdrivers I have.
    Today I work very well with Swiss screwdrivers made by PB.
    That's fantastic! I had given up on finding the Hozan North American distributor. Thank you very much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by category_five View Post
    That's fantastic! I had given up on finding the Hozan North American distributor. Thank you very much.
    And guess what? This place is in our service area. This could be dangerous to my credit card. Yes I'm a tool-aholic.


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    Yet annother reason the engineers should be required to work on machines for at least a year before they're allowed to design anything - Pan head screws in fuser units - I'm of the opinion that ALL screws in a machine should 5.5mm (or some size of hex head or allen key where necessary) ESPECIALLY in the fuser. I've had to break out the vice-grips too many times...
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    Bleh, correction; the sockets I use are Wera, not Wiha. I always confuse the two.
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    I have always found Katun the best for 5.5 drivers.
    Products: Service Accessories - Katun

    Narrow end means it fits most holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copytec View Post
    Ok the next is ONLY for tool-aholic guys!



    Thats pure tech-porn! I'll go blind!!!!!!!!!!!!
    At least 50% of IT is a solution looking for a problem.

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