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/diy/ - Do-It-Yourself - 100 piece bit set

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100 piece bit set Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)14:20 UTC+1 No.661606 Report

Would you buy this /diy/?
Or 80% of the bits would end up unused?
It is 38$. dx.com

https://www.dx.com/p/pro-skit-sd-2310-100-pcs-assorted-power-bits-set-repair-kit-184861
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Anonymous 07/02/14(Wed)16:55 UTC+1 No.661637 Report

>>661606
40 bucks? No. Especially since its made in China. You definitely aren't going to encounter most of those bits and the driver handles look like crap. Get yourself a quality handle that you like the feel of and then buy bits for it as needed. Bits are cheap and basically disposable, don't worry if you break them or lose them (which will happen).
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)10:48 UTC+1 No.661921 Report

>>661637
Why do we even use so many fucked up shapes like the 95% of those on the picture?
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)11:05 UTC+1 No.661927 Report

>>661637
What driver handle? There is an extender and a socket adapter, but no driver.

>>661921
Security and liability coverage mainly. If a screw cannot be easily undone with a blade or phillips head, the kind of people stupid enough to a) open and play with a live device and b) sue the manufacturer for their own stupidity when they get bitten, will be dissuaded enough to leave the device alone. These are collectively referred to as tamper resistant screws, because that's what they are for.

There's torx/secure torx, hex/secure hex, phillips, blade, tri-wing, snake eye and one way in that kit, each of which are fairly common, and have their individual strengths. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_screw_drives

It's a pretty comprehensive bit of kit, but you can prolly do cheaper as >>661637 suggests.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)13:19 UTC+1 No.661976 Report

>>661606
>Or 80% of the bits would end up unused?
i have a China-made one I got at Harbor Freight (USA store) for about $14.... and I'd say about 96% of the bits have never been used even once. A few of them have though, and it was worth it for that much.

If you work on electronics stuff you might use more of them. The only places I've seen some of those screw heads is on electronic device cases.

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It's kinda the same thing with the 115-piece drill bit sets. If you're into metalworking you buy the whole 115-piece set because you think eventually you'll use most of them,,,, and you end up actually using about twelve of them and never touching the other ones. IT is worth it tho to have the unusual size when you need it.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)13:57 UTC+1 No.661998 Report

>>661606
>It is 38$.

What the fuck, DX?

There's a kit with all those bits and more on eBay (and, just looking at them, I'm certain they come out of the same factory) that sells for like...$10-15. The quality of the bits is shit, both in terms of construction and material, but I like it for the fact that I'm virtually guaranteed to have the correct bit for those rare odd screws.

No way I'd ever pay $40 for it.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)14:44 UTC+1 No.662014 Report

>>661606
I've bought that same kit, literally, at either a Harbor Freight or Fry's electronics for around $10.00.

$40.00 is batshit money.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)15:33 UTC+1 No.662023 Report

>>661606

No, buy something from Wiha or Wera or your own country's manufacturers.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)16:17 UTC+1 No.662034 Report

>>661921
I don't know about the ones with the holes in them, but the star (torx) is super amazing, we just didn't have them until recently because production techniques weren't good enough, so we used other bits instead.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)16:20 UTC+1 No.662036 Report

>>661927
>What driver handle?

I was under the impression the circular thing in the middle was a ghetto handle of some type. Guess I was wrong.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)19:06 UTC+1 No.662083 Report

>>661606

You should buy a set with all those tamper resistant drives if you find yourself running into a lot of different consumer electronic appliances. I get handed a lot of appliances by family and friends to repair, and usually it's pretty simple stuff, but they get defeated by the security screws. I think $38 is too expensive though. Try to find something cheaper, like under $20 for a comparable set. They won't get used very often, unless you already do use them often. It's just nice to have them around so you don't have to go buy something special to open up your friend's grandma's microwave to replace a turntable motor.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)19:23 UTC+1 No.662090 Report

>>661606

I'd prefer a set that come in an closable box, so you don't lose any of the bits.
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Anonymous 07/03/14(Thu)20:33 UTC+1 No.662118 Report

>>662036
You mean the phillips bit with a collar? Looks like a drywall screw bit. What it does is as you tighten the screw the collar with stop the inward motion of your drill/driver causing the bit to begin to cam out. This allows you to recess the screw into the board but prevent you from driving it all the way through.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)19:08 UTC+1 No.662574 Report

Whenever I've encountered special screws, they've usually been deeply recessed with narrow openings that typical replaceable bits just can't reach. You know your usage best, but personally I'd get separate drivers, or special long-necked bits. Since I'm gainfully employed I'd also spend more money for higher quality tools.
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Anonymous 07/04/14(Fri)23:10 UTC+1 No.662663 Report

>>661921
>so many
All I see are Torx and Alan and their security variants.
http://youtu.be/QEzhxP-pdos
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Anonymous 07/05/14(Sat)01:11 UTC+1 No.662715 Report

>>661606
No, I only buy the ones I need and pay a good amount for quality.
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Anonymous 07/05/14(Sat)01:29 UTC+1 No.662725 Report

I don't know OP, I guess it comes down to whether $40 is a lot of money to you. I guess think about how many hours you worked for that money and ask yourself it its worth it.

They probably aren't of the highest quality but I'm sure if you are gently you they will work for a while, long enough to get $40 worth out of them.

Whos ever going to use those security TORX screws though, I've never even seen one of those.
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