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Any suggestions on what cell phone repair tools to look for?

FenrirCo 449 94 February 26, 2016 at 01:43 PM More Amazon Deals
I need to repair a phone and I figure I may as well get good tools so I can continue to work on such things. But most of the "4.5 star and higher" stuff on Amazon looks like cheap imported garbage. On the other hand the few "quality" sets I've seen are a little ridiculously expensive, such as:

http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-26794-...00GY8VQQE/

I'm not sure even a professional repair center would approve the purchase of a screwdriver set THAT expensive! What I really need are pentalobe screwdrivers and spudger/pry tools. Right now I'm probably going to get the "#1 Bestseller" just to have some tools.

http://www.amazon.com/Vastar-Comp...00X60B0GY/

But there's plenty of near-recent reviews commenting that the screwdrivers need deburring and various other "this is cheap #@!%" I can't help but think nearly ALL the "amazing!" reviews are bogus.
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Quote from FenrirCo View Post :
I need to repair a phone and I figure I may as well get good tools so I can continue to work on such things. But most of the "4.5 star and higher" stuff on Amazon looks like cheap imported garbage. On the other hand the few "quality" sets I've seen are a little ridiculously expensive, such as:

http://www.amazon.com/Wiha-26794-...00GY8VQQE/

I'm not sure even a professional repair center would approve the purchase of a screwdriver set THAT expensive! What I really need are pentalobe screwdrivers and spudger/pry tools. Right now I'm probably going to get the "#1 Bestseller" just to have some tools.

http://www.amazon.com/Vastar-Comp...00X60B0GY/

But there's plenty of near-recent reviews commenting that the screwdrivers need deburring and various other "this is cheap #@!%" I can't help but think nearly ALL the "amazing!" reviews are bogus.
8.99 That set should be fine. I just had to order the isesamo tool by itself for 5dollars Frown

Just be sure the correct T screwdriver size comes with it.
I ordered a cheapo set for 7.99 just to be safe.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...ge_o05_s01

and

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...ge_o01_s00
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Quote from oyouno View Post :
8.99 That set should be fine. I just had to order the isesamo tool by itself for 5dollars Frown
From what research I've done the iSesamo is much higher quality - but also easier to scratch things with. You have to be gentle with it. I'm starting with the cheap tools because I'd rather break the tool than scratch glass. There's also a US made nylon spudger that people like, but it's an Add-On Item and the refurb laptop I bought wasn't Prime so I couldn't get it this time.

I kind of figure I'll eventually need things like the iSesamo and the other one in addition to the cheap tools. But I'm not gonna spend $45 on screwdrivers! EEK!EEK!EEK!
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yeah that is a ripoff.

I will be attempting to replace my nexus 6 glass as soon as the isesamo tool shows up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFbJPVpDDW4
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