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Old 07 March 2010, 10:14   #1
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Anyone know the name of the tool you use to remove the nuts on ports such as serial ports, parallel ports etc. The things the plugs screw into.

Is it a 3/16" hexagonal nut driver ?
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Old 07 March 2010, 10:17   #2
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Ahh, speaking of that, I really need one too. This way it'll be easy to get under the Amiga motherboards without using a leatherman to wear out the screws.
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Old 07 March 2010, 10:30   #3
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Anyone know the name of the tool you use to remove the nuts on ports such as serial ports, parallel ports etc. The things the plugs screw into.

Is it a 3/16" hexagonal nut driver ?
I don't know the size, but yes a hexagonal nut driver is correct.
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Old 07 March 2010, 10:58   #4
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Needlenose pliers work too...
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Old 07 March 2010, 11:13   #5
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Needlenose pliers work too...
Yeah but you end up with battle scarred nuts
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Is it a 3/16" hexagonal nut driver ?
(measuring this nut in mm = 4.2)

i think the right number is 11/64 = 4.3mm
3/16 = 4.7mm (maybe working) but a little bigger
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Old 07 March 2010, 11:39   #7
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this is ok has the 4.5mm inside
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6pc-NUT-SPINNE...72867903827127
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Is it a 3/16" hexagonal nut driver ?[/quote]

i have a metric set, the size for the nut`s is 5mm
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Old 07 March 2010, 21:16   #9
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Yep, 5mm nut driver does the job here!
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might have to get myself a set of these drivers.... needle nosed pliers do the job but are a bit fiddly
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Old 08 March 2010, 20:58   #11
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Way too chunky. I want to get one like they have at work which match my electrical screwdrivers.

http://www.micro-tools.de/mm5/mercha...ode=SCR-912-00
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Old 09 March 2010, 14:33   #12
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I found a set the same as in your link in a pound shop.

Have a look next time you're in town.
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Old 09 March 2010, 15:55   #13
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Gonna look tomorrow lunch in the Pound shop, Robert dyers, Wilkinson etc.
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Old 23 July 2010, 21:43   #14
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My local 99p shops (both of which used to be Woolworths) now stock a 17-piece set of jeweller's screwdrivers comprising 3 hex nut drivers (3.0mm, 4.0mm & 5.0mm), 3 hexagonal, 5 slotted and 5 crosspoint drivers complete with a small tommy bar for use with the 3 hexagonal drivers.

Understandably, you don't get the best quality items for 99p but, with a bit of care, it is possible to pick out a near-perfect set (the set I bought has one slotted driver with a loose shaft).

Importantly, the 5.0mm nut driver in question is fit for purpose!
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I bought another set of these today to get a replacement for the slotted driver with the loose shaft.

That means I now have a spare set of 3.0mm, 4.0mm & 5.0mm nut drivers.

Anyone want them?

Oh, and this time I scanned the set before I opened them.

They're not the best quality, as you can see, but it's not a bad set for 99p.
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Thanks but I was able to get a similar set from Wilkinson for £1 in March. Anyone else?
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