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Old August 13, 2022, 08:21 AM   #26
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I think they are. You could also modify existing screwdrivers and hollow ground your own to fit specific guns.
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Old August 13, 2022, 10:39 AM   #27
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I get that some (most?) quality ones are hollow ground. Seems like a tight fitting regular flat head should be just fine.
If you use regular tapered screwdrivers you WILL mar the screw heads. It's just a question of how many you're willing to mar until you buy a set of gunsmith screwdrivers. Save yourself the trouble and buy them first.
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Old August 13, 2022, 04:01 PM   #28
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There are some decent illustrations of how different types of screwdrivers engage with slotted screws in this video.

If you're not using hollow-ground or parallel-ground, you're damaging screws.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q91KxyDG9rQ
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Old August 13, 2022, 08:05 PM   #29
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If you are real serious buy the Grace screwdriver set. They've lasted me the longest.

For range trips I keep a set of Winchester screwdrivers that are hollow ground because I may need other than flat screwdrivers for my scopes.
Winchester screwdrivers are cheap Chinese screwdrivers.
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Old August 13, 2022, 08:09 PM   #30
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They are cheap but work for range jobs. i have 5 different range bags and it's a easy way to insure I have the right head for the variety of emergency jobs that may pop up. At least non of them have broken, like Chapman's. I never could get a set of them to stay together.
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Old August 25, 2022, 11:52 AM   #31
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I like the big kit by Brownell's, lots of bits and several different handles.
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Old August 25, 2022, 01:39 PM   #32
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YES.. End of discussion

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Old August 28, 2022, 11:44 AM   #33
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I bought a set of just the bit tips that fit my 1/4" drive handle. Much cheaper and works fine
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