Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
I use snap ring pliers as spanner wrenches. And all those sets of cheapo screwdrivers are usually too thick at the tip, and that's how you chew up screws. So I file them thinner. When screws are too tight, I use the thumb of my left hard to push down very hard on the end of the little screwdriver, and a pair of piiers on the shaft to "break" the tight screw free. That way it doesn't slip out and chew up the slot. To put screws back in, I sometimes put a dab of hot glue on the screwdriver tip to hold the screw so I can start it. All self-taught hairbrain ideas.
Another problem with those cheapo screwdrivers is that they are often soft. A soft screwdriver will chew a tight screw, even if it fits perfectly while a hard screwdriver will break - usually without damaging the screwhead. A light tap on the handle of a screwdriver will ofetn break a tight screw free. And the part of the screwdriver blade which fits in the slot nust be square with parallel sides, good screwdrivers are hollow gorund. Vaseline or even spit will hold a screw on the end of the driver, although if the fit is perfect it will stay there by itself.