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Old Jun 02, 2005, 07:01 AM
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ScrewDriver Size - Hitec HS-55 Servo's

Does anybody know what size screwdriver you need for the mounting screws for these small servos? I have tried all the small/jewler's screw dirvers, but
none seem to fit. #00 phillips seems to big also. Anybody know? Where would you find them? (Have to check LHS, just havn't had the chance)

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Old Jun 02, 2005, 08:02 AM
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I have found a "Husky Precision Screwdriver Kit" that is great. It comes with 4 double sided bits with phillips on one side and common on the other. It has replaced all the small screwdrivers I have had. I think the even sell them in Home Depot for less than $6.

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Old Jun 02, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Does anybody know what size screwdriver you need for the mounting screws for these small servos? I have tried all the small/jewler's screw dirvers, but
none seem to fit. #00 phillips seems to big also. Anybody know? Where would you find them? (Have to check LHS, just havn't had the chance)

Thanks
They're actually not phillips, they're JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) I got a set from RJR Cool Tools and all problems with the little servo screws went away.

http://www.rjrcooltools.com/shop_ite...fm?subcat_ID=6

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Old Jun 02, 2005, 09:18 AM
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mag,

I actually ended up modifying small flat screw driver I had to work with the HS-50 and HS-55 servos. I just took a very cheap small flat screw driver and filed/sanded it down so that it fit it the super small screw.

-Mike
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 09:48 AM
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HS-55 Servo Screws

I found at Radio Shack a kit which has screwdrivers, torque sockets etc.... in a nice plastic box for storing. It was only $15.00 and they seem to work ok on my HS-55's.
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 09:53 AM
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I use a "Stanley" #66-052 small screwdriver set I got at Wal-Mart. It has 4 flat blades and 2 phillips. They all have rotating ends on the handles which makes them easier to use. Come in a little yellow plastic case. The smaller phillips seems to work well on the HS-55's.

I think the set cost around $5.00

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Old Jun 02, 2005, 10:25 AM
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Are there any non-hobby places to get replacement screws?
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Old Jun 03, 2005, 06:39 AM
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Got the Husky set. The #000 Phillips works perfect.
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Old Jun 03, 2005, 08:32 AM
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Yep I use a 000 craftsman that works perfect as well...

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Old Jun 03, 2005, 08:39 AM
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I use one of those tiny slotted screwdirvers that come in the kits to fix eyeglasses. Works well.
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