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Anti-Static Tools & Magnetic Screwdrivers

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June 14, 2012 6:23:28 AM

Topic title really. Looking for anti-static tools that would come with a magnetic screwdriver(s) and if necessary other parts with magnetic properties.
June 14, 2012 8:36:06 AM

Not meaning to not add to the conversation here, but make sure you're careful when using magnetic tips. You're extremely unlikely to harm your computer with it, but don't make blatantly obvious mistakes like poking the hard disk continuously with the magnet :) .

As for the kit, I'm not having much luck. I picked a kit of tools for comp maintenance from my local computer repair shop. If there's something like that around give it a try.
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June 14, 2012 9:47:49 PM

I just need the magnetic screwdriver for those tiny screws. My hand are not steady ones so I tend to move them just a little out of the way or they fall and I get to play hide and go seek.
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June 14, 2012 10:45:40 PM

Tiny screws?
I use a regular magnetic tipped driver for most screws, but I have an opticians small set for laptop work, I passed the normal one over the smaller ones I use and it magnetised them so I don't drop laptop screws everywhere,
Most hardware stores sell phillips head drivers, both magnetic and non_magnetic
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December 28, 2012 8:47:24 AM

You can always get a de magnitiser for cheap from a hobby shop or probably newegg..
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January 17, 2013 3:03:06 AM

Any magnetic Philips head screw-driver will do, don't need anything special.

For ESD measures, get an anti-static wristband. Strap it onto your wrist, connect the other end to the case and you'l be fine.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Should be able to find one in most electrical stores, there is also one in the kit Cale linked too.
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