The right Toughbook screwdriver

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  1. longknives

    longknives Notebook Enthusiast

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    Nikon lenses is what led me to aquire JIS screwdrivers, I have both the Moodys 4pc.150mm set and the 6pc.100mm Vessel TD-56 set, great tools for sure. Some of Nikon's grub screws are tiny and fragile, a good fine point soldering iron can come in handy at times as well.
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Hello fellow Nikonian, Nikonee, Nikoneer? ha ha ha
    I assume the soldering iron is to heat the screws and loosen the locktite?
     
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    That sounds like a great idea. Never thought of that before. Going to have to try it sometime.
     
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    That's exactly what it's for.
     
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    How many watts is your iron?
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    I tried a solder iron on a Air Force Toughbook, but they dissipate the heat too well. Not to mention the locktite was 1/8 inch thick.
     
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    longknives Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm using a Circut Specialists 60 watt unit with a temp range from 392 to 752 degrees F. I/8" of loctite, just how big was that screw? I wonder if wicking some solvent onto the threads would work to soften the locktite.
    So what finally got the screw to yield?
     
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    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Threads were smaller than 1/8 inch.
    Air Force seals and covers every screw and the holes with blue locktite.
    The screw heads are covered and many times you can't even see the slots.
    Bought several CF 31's like that. A sharp Xacto knife and a good small pick are the main tools. You can heat the screwdriver with a torch and then attack the screws. That does ok some times. Best method I found was take the time to use the knife and pick to chisel out the locktite. It will take a couple hours. I do it while watching TV.
     
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    Ahh, I see now. I was thinking the screws were slathered with the stuff, so they just used a dab on the threads and then covered the heads. All's well that ends well.
     
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