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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 07:06:49 AM »
If you're looking for a deal don't buy that whole big set buy what you need.

 There's so many knock-offs for quarter of that price.
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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2020, 08:21:20 AM »
If you're looking for a deal don't buy that whole big set buy what you need.

 There's so many knock-offs for quarter of that price.
Most phone replacement screens come with a whole variety of such tools.

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 09:42:42 AM »
I bought a two cheap set. The screwdrivers weren't machined well as you can see here

That's supposed to be a star shape
I needed a T4 screw to come out and I literally had it put my whole body weight on it to get the screws to turn.

I decided to not risk breaking the phone I was fixing and bought a brand name screwdriver (this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-8-in-1-Precision-Torx-Screwdriver-Set-70381H/302735271). It worked perfectly.

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2020, 11:50:01 AM »
I bought a two cheap set. The screwdrivers weren't machined well as you can see here

That's supposed to be a star shape
I needed a T4 screw to come out and I literally had it put my whole body weight on it to get the screws to turn.

I decided to not risk breaking the phone I was fixing and bought a brand name screwdriver (this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-8-in-1-Precision-Torx-Screwdriver-Set-70381H/302735271). It worked perfectly.
That picture contains identifying information...   ;)

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2020, 12:58:07 PM »
That picture contains identifying information...   ;)
So I ran the fingerprints it came up with a person named ****** ********* , born on...

 Lol
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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2020, 12:59:34 PM »
So I ran the fingerprints it came up with a person named ****** ********* , born on...

 Lol
You can also use it to get into his phone. You know, that phone that was just opened that has stress marks from too much pushing on the screws...

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2020, 01:02:21 PM »
You can also use it to get into his phone. You know, that phone that was just opened that has stress marks from too much pushing on the screws...
Lol.

 But it did general rule of the thumb when it comes to tools that are precise the more you spend the better they are.

  But then again you don't have to spend $80 on a tool that should cost $30.
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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2020, 02:53:41 PM »
Lol.

 But it did general rule of the thumb when it comes to tools that are precise the more you spend the better they are.

  But then again you don't have to spend $80 on a tool that should cost $30.
As of now I have yet to find a good quality one for cheaper, if someone does that would be great! (I've had bad experiences with cheap ones, good quality is especially important for a precision set)

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2020, 02:55:42 PM »
I decided to not risk breaking the phone I was fixing and bought a brand name screwdriver (this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-8-in-1-Precision-Torx-Screwdriver-Set-70381H/302735271). It worked perfectly.
That looks great, but I'm looking for a set that I won't have to worry about having the right bit when I need it.

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 12:04:25 PM »
Seems like my best bet is to get this, and get any other part separately.
Perhaps it's worth waiting for prime day for it to go on sale.

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 12:43:08 PM »
I got this on sale for $138 https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-92191-Precision-Screwdrivers-Storage/dp/B0098RB3SY

I'm using it everyday for work, and the lifetime warranty is actually real.

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 12:45:24 PM »
I got this on sale for $138 https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-92191-Precision-Screwdrivers-Storage/dp/B0098RB3SY

I'm using it everyday for work, and the lifetime warranty is actually real.
Do you change phone screens for a living? Because I know someone who needs it done today...

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2020, 12:46:50 PM »
Do you change phone screens for a living? Because I know someone who needs it done today...
No, I'm doing data recovery.

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Re: iFixit Pro Kit - Looking For Deal
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2020, 01:30:26 PM »
I got this on sale for $138 https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-92191-Precision-Screwdrivers-Storage/dp/B0098RB3SY

I'm using it everyday for work, and the lifetime warranty is actually real.
Is there a reason why that one is so expensive and has poor reviews (compared to the iFixit one)?