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Gun Screwdriver Sets

Discussion in 'Shoot Information, EVENTS, Clinics & Results' started by hoosier, Dec 9, 2011.

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  1. hoosier

    hoosier TS Member

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    Looking to get some screwdrivers for gun work. What are some real good brands and where would I be able to purchase them. Thanks, Hoosier
     
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=10006/s_o=MostPopular+(Descending)/Products/Gunsmith-Tools-Supplies
     
  3. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Brownells set about 10 years ago and added a few things such as Torx bits and could nt be happier. It is a little more money than some other brands but I am glad I made the choice. As of now, I have not broken or bent any of the bits and I use them probably several times a week.
     
  4. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Brownells Magna-Tip. Lifetime warranty. Call them and ask to speak to someone about their screwdriver sets. When they find out what guns your're going to be working on, they'll steer you right to the correct ones. Good luck.
     
  5. Reinz

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    Save time and money in the long run and go Brownells.

    I bought the Super Set years ago that fits in the box.

    Then I bought the Wheeler kit because it looked so comprehensive, I thought I would take it with me to shoots. Well, the Wheeler bits don't fit as well and I broke one the first time I used it. Theirs bits are too thick.

    I sold the Wheeler, Bought a Brownells Gunsmith set for the shop and now take the Super Set with me to shoots.

    Don't forget to buy the "thin bit" set, great for SKB's.

    Good Luck

    BTW - if you break a Brownells bit, they replace them free - just like Craftsman tools! Never had to in 30 years though.
     
  6. gun fitter

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    Brownells are good! I use Craftsman Professional and grind the blades to fit when I can no longer use them I get a free replacement from Craftsman.
     
  7. GunDr

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    Buy Brownell's large kit and add the thin-bit add-on. The thin bits are brittle and you'll surely break them, so also pick up the round reshaping stone. When reshaping, keep the cut as short as possible for more strength.

    Doug
     
  8. Avaldes

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    Doug, are there any machinist grade tools that you recommend?
     
  9. wm rike

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    Yeah, Brownells. Don't try to go cheap and get the Grace-type 6-driver starter set - they don't fit anything and they're soft.
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

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    Are we talking the Magna bits? or full size screwdrivers.
     
  11. PatMiles

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    I looked at a Wheeler kit the other day at my local Redneck Paradise (Sportsman's Warehouse). Most of the blade thickness on the straight bits were cockeyed, tapered from thick to thin.I passed. My Brownells set has served me very well for the last 15 years.

    Pat
     
  12. Reinz

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    As far as Magna Bits or Full Screwdrivers from Brownells - it doesn't make any difference. Depends upon how much room is on your bench and or how much cash you can spare.

    And to be blunt guys - you have Thousand$ invested in your guns. Why go skimp on junky tools like Wheeler or what's in your tool box and damage your scews or worse, slip and scratch your nice finish ?
    Spend $100,$200, $300, depending on how broad of a set you want and get something that will outlast you and your grandkids.
     
  13. Avaldes

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    That is why I asked about machinist grade tools. A professional machinist doesn't have a socket handle with a bunch of magnetic bits. He has a specific tool he uses for a specific purpose. Good machinists are some of the most methodical people I have ever met. They would rather order the correct tool and wait a week to get it, even if it takes 30 seconds to use. That is the difference between a well made part and a poorly made part.
     
  14. Reinz

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    I agree whole heartedly. However, gunsmiths and even us kitchen table guys that own over a hundred guns dont' have room on our bench or in our boxes for that many specialty tools. The Brownells magna tips are NOT your run of the mill socket magnet tip screwdrivers. These are the best you can buy backed by free replacement. Not cheap, worth every penny and they work very well.

    On the other hand, if you are needing to take off one or two parts of your $$Big Bucks $$ shotgun every weekend, then by all means, those one or two specialty tools would be a great choice.
     
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