TEKTON 2830 Everybit (TM) Precision Bit and Driver Kit for Electronic and Precision Devices, 27-Piece

TEKTON 2830 Everybit (TM) Precision Bit and Driver Kit for Electronic and Precision Devices, 27-Piece

  • Specifically designed for repairing mobile phones, tablets, laptops, computers, game systems, wristwatches, and eyeglasses
  • Includes pentalobe bits for iPhone and MacBook
  • Precision driver has a free-spinning endcap that allows constant finger pressure to be applied while turning
  • Spudger lets you safely pry open housings without damage
  • All pieces store in pocket-sized storage case that goes anywhere
Fix your gadgets and gear with the TEKTON 27-pc. Everybit Precision Tool Kit, essential repair tools for your mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, tablets, smart phones), laptops (Mac and PC), home and handheld video game consoles and controllers (PlayStation, XBox, Nintendo), wristwatches, and eyeglasses. It includes pentalobe sizes for iPhone and MacBook. The mini screwdriver is easy to operate one-handed with its smoothly spinning endcap allowing you to apply constant pressure while turning. A non-m

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  1. Bryce says:
    91 of 94 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Soft metal means bits bend and shear off, but may be a decent option for one-time use, March 18, 2015
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    SOFT METAL MEANS BITS BEND AND SHEAR OFF
    I have had the set for a while now, and have worked on a couple of Macbooks with them. Although the bits are sharp when new, in all honesty they aren’t holding up very well, especially the Phillips and slotted bits (the Torx bits should hold up better since there is less opportunity for slippage). One of the screws holding in the fan on a MBP was in there pretty tight, and the Phillips bit kept popping out, rounding off the bit edges and the screw. I decided to try the smallest slotted bit, which fit right in and got good traction on the screw, but instead of turning the screw the bit itself bent! Overly tight screws on Macbook fans seems to be pretty common, so I tried the same thing on another Macbook and the tip of the bit actually sheared off inside the screw!

    I also encountered the same problem when using the T6 bit to tighten a Macbook hinge. Since you don’t want this moving out of alignment, I tried torquing them up as much as possible, and bent the bit (as you can hopefully see in the photo). After shearing off the slotted bit, I’m now afraid to fully torque up hinge screws, as I don’t want to shear off any more bits. Part of the problem is that they decided to make the T6 a security bit, with a hole in the center–a spectacularly bad idea with such a tiny bit, especially when you’re using soft metals for your bits. In contrast. I used the T6 bit from a Picquic 06102 Teeny Turner 7 Bit Micro Driver (Assorted Colors)driver for years (including for tightening hinges) without any observable wear—and certainly no deformation. A shame I lost that driver and replaced it with this one.

    Given the small amount of metal making contact with these tiny screws, it’s probably more important that you use good quality metal in your bits, and this set doesn’t. While this may be a good and cheap choice for those who will only use them once or twice, they simply aren’t up to repeated use.

    NON-MAGNETIC!?
    This is the biggest functional problem: the bits are not magnetic. The suggestion of another reviewer to glue a neodymium magnet into the hollow handle, at the end of the bit holder, is a good one, but not many of us happen to have them just laying around. Saving a few pennies by omitting a magnet is just plain stupid given the utility of magnets when dealing with tiny screws.

    SMALLER THAN THEY APPEAR
    It’s tough to tell just how small this set is from the Amazon pics, but it’s probably even smaller than you think (the customer pic comparing it to a Sharpie marker gives a better indication). Nevertheless, I find the driver to be just large enough, and I have fairly large hands. You can’t get a lot of torque, which may be a good thing since the soft bits don’t handle torque very well.

    LOTS OF BITS, BUT NOT ALL YOU NEED FOR MACS
    There’s a good chance you’re looking at this set for the Apple-specific bits, such as the pentalobes and the triwings. And while for the most part the bits are usable for things like removing drives and batteries fastened with these screws, if you are going to try and adjust the trackpad tension screw on a Macbook, you’ll find that this set doesn’t have the correct triwing. The trackpad screw is much larger, and very shallow so you can’t even try to use the pointy triwing bits included in this set. While it is possible to adjust the screw with a 2mm slot bit jammed into two of the triwing’s arms, this set doesn’t come with a 2mm slotted bit (only 1.5mm and 2.5mm); thankfully I had a 2mm bit on my (magnetic) Picquic Teeny Turner.

    A BETTER ALTERNATIVE?
    This is certainly one of the most popular sets for repairing Apple products, but given the issues with it I can no longer trust it it. The Delcast LP-29 Electronics Multi-Bit Screwdriver Set, 29 Piece Set seems to offers what I’m looking for: magnetic bits and hardened Chromoly-Vanadium steel, for a couple of dollars less.
    (Update: after using the Delcast set, it has the same problems, and the bits are of even worse quality: in addition to the T6 and flat bits bending, the Delcast’s P00 Phillips bit rounded while also stripping the screws on a Macbook fan assembly. Not recommended. The Teeny Turner I mentioned above is a fabulous choice if you only need small phillips bits and T6 bits, as it has tough bits and a strong magnet, but it doesn’t have the pentalobe and triwing bits you need for recent macs and Apple devices.)

    UPDATE – Tekton customer service seems to think problems are the customer’s fault and that bits should wear out
    I sent an email to the support email given by Tekton in response to other reviews. Because I don’t think this is a quality control issue but an issue inherent to the design and metals they use, I asked if they could refund me. Here’s their…

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  2. Michael Short says:
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    79 of 81 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Bits are pretty pathetic. Pentalobe bit actually twisted (shown in picture) …, March 12, 2015
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    Bits are pretty pathetic. Pentalobe bit actually twisted (shown in picture) purely from putting screws into the bottom of a MacBook Air. These were not torqued down that hard, which wouldn’t really have been possible considering the size of them alone. Returned for a refund.

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    Russ, TEKTON Tool Solutions Specialist says:

    Hey Patrick, Russ from TEKTON here. I’m sorry about your experience with the set. Shoot me an email at support@tekton.com or call 888.648.3371 and I’ll get this taken care of for you.
     
  4. Anonymous says:
    31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great quality tool set. Period., February 10, 2014
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    I am an IT technician so I’ve seen my share of component tools and this set is going to be with me for years. I truly recommend this set of tools. If your looking for the best buy, most bang for your buck, then look no further.
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