Little red plastic screwdriver?

Posted: 10/5/2011 6:11:49 PM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Does anyone know where to get more of the little red plastic screwdriver that Moog included with the EW Standard?
Posted: 10/5/2011 6:34:17 PM
RS Theremin

From: 60 mi. N of San Diego CA

Joined: 2/15/2005

For 57 cents this is worth a try from Radio Shack.

Tool Set (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062757&cp=2032058.2032236.2032309&allCount=6&fbn=Price%2F%244.00+-+%245.99&fbc=1&fr=StorePrice%2FRSK%2F00000400%2F00000599&parentPage=family)
Posted: 11/6/2011 6:15:29 PM
shobley

From: USA

Joined: 8/25/2009

Actually, if that set is the one I think it is, then it has metal tipped (but plastic coated) screwdrivers that can interfere with the tuning process.

I recommend buying bamboo skewers and putting a slot point on one of them with either a sharp knife or belt sander.
Posted: 11/6/2011 10:46:45 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I must have bought my EW's before they included screwdrivers. I like the bamboo idea. My EW is definitely in need of a good tuning.
Posted: 11/7/2011 8:32:20 AM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Thanks for the warning about the metal tips. I stopped using the metal eye glass screwdriver when I saw all the warnings here in TW.
Going to keep looking, the Shack near me only had metal ones. I'm guarding my last little red screwdriver like it was gold.
Posted: 11/7/2011 11:34:59 AM
SewerPipe

From: Flying with the Phoenix

Joined: 3/9/2011

You might try this site for a plastic screwdriver --- url= http://www.landmelectronics.com/product.cfm/28643/
I haven't purchased from them, but worth a try.

SewerPipe
Posted: 11/7/2011 3:39:48 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

I have one gaffer taped to the inside of my etherwave. I can't lose it and I can find it when I need it.
Posted: 11/8/2011 11:13:56 PM
RS Theremin

From: 60 mi. N of San Diego CA

Joined: 2/15/2005

SewerPipe: This is an excellent webpage you brought to our attention. The coil adjusting tools are becoming a rare item and L&M Electronics has very competitive prices. I spent two hours on the web and could not come close to matching this websites value on their entire product line. Their vacuum tubes and higher voltage electrolytic capacitors also caught my attention.

Coil Tuning Tools (http://www.landmelectronics.com/category.cfm/873/) - 8195 GC is the non metallic screwdriver.

My EtherWave Standard uses tool 9302 GC which is a hex head at about .078” width.

This is a webpage every builder should save as a favorite!

Also Radio Shack has sold out coast to coast forever the tool set I originally mentioned.

Christopher

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