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  1. jinx'd

    jinx'd Gold Contributor

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    does anyone know where to get a allen screwdriver set for our sizes ?
    these crappy T drivers that come with attys are a PITA.
     
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    I just use the little L shaped allen wrenches.
     
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    yeah. in my large hands, those are a PITA also.
     
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    Other than the collection of Allen keys and screwdrivers from various devices, I got one of these:

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    https://www.harborfreight.com/36-piece-sae-metric-hex-key-set-94725.html

    $8 at HF. I originally bought it to take apart my Underground SQK that had a Allen bolt like 4" up inside the box..no way to get at it except with a long driver. :)


    Got a set of these for free from Dad, he never used 'em. Very cheap, but has worked for years.
    I started wrapping coils on these babies 6 yrs ago. :)
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    I also have a cheap chinese "laptop tools" kit for smaller or oddball things like Torx sockets.
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    With those three and a set of HF slotted/phillips full-size drivers, I can take most anything apart. :D
     
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  6. The Cromwell

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    This will disassemble most anything.
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    A favorite tool of those who own Smok products.
     
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  7. Vape Fan

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    Something like
     
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    With these, do you know what sizes you use the most on grub screw?
     
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    CaFF Platinum Contributor Member For 4 Years

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    I'd say the 1.5 and 2mm. I don't really pay attention, just see what fits and use it. :)
    I don't change builds often either.

    In my experience, Chinese screws aren't consistent. Even two screws on the same atty can be milled differently.

    Then again, I don't own any high-end atties. Geekvape atties tend to have very nice screws though.
     
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    It's Jai approved! :D

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  11. jinx'd

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    that LAOA kit. I think something like that. does it have allen bits small enough for our attys ? and torx for the mods ?
     
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    Yes and no. It's designed for taking laptops and other electronics apart, not atties.
    Torx, ya, I used it to strip my POS Capo Squonk down to the circuit board.

    You can find it on chino sites, AMZ and ebay.

    Most of the Allen bits in that kit don't fit my atties well though, I originally bought it to take apart a laptop.
    It has bits ya likely never seen before. The spudgers are very handy too. :D

    The HF bit set is good quality and ya 'prolly have a HF nearby?
    But, ya can get all of those things for cheep and never worry again. ;)
     
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    I use this easy to store and has everything I need and then some

    45 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Toolkit-JACKYLED Mini Compact Disassembly Repair Bits with Handle Tweezer Extension Bar Suction Cup for Laptop Computer Phone iPhone6s/7/7p/8/8p Electronic Products https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EMLCYVU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_zfULCb45PW64R
     
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    I find having this around which is in my IT tool bag works for anything I ever need.

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    Ok , I took out the calipers and measured all the allen wrenches and t wrenches that have come with my tanks. 1.3 mm, 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm
     
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    Also another good set of allen wrenches to have around is the Ball End ones because of the ability to use in tight spaces and have the torgue required.

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    My local Ace sells singles in all sizes. The nut and bolt section. You know the little blue drawers? I bring the rda in question and match them up. Like75 cents.
     
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    I have this exact same kit.
    It fits everything from an RDA to a Chevy dashboard.

    There seems to be two standard sizes for most hex screws in RDA's
    1.5mm and 1.3mm
     
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    and if there’s a torx screw its usually T6 or T5
     
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    Many more things like square drive and spanner bits in unusual sizes.
     
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    would anyone know what size torx is on the G-Class ? they are pretty freak'n small.
    i'm think'n the side panels are going to get some kind of overhaul.
     
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    He's right, they do come in handy.
    For some reason I posted the wrong model, I do have those ball-ended ones. :)
     
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    I just use the little orange ones that Geekvape includes in their stuff. I like that it's shaped in a T making it easy to get it a little torque.

    I have two really old Picos that come loose on the top. The screws dont hold long and always wiggle out. The screws are tiny and torex styled. I looked at a few places but didn't know where to look really. I got a Mag kit last year and thry included a driver or wrench to take off the mag release button? I dont know, but it's the exact size I needed to tighten my Pico screws.
     
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    The screws in the Coral 2 use 1.5mm.
     
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    Damn all that vodka will go to waste....:drunk:
     
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    some people waste it washing attys and such :gaah:
     
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    :no::no::no::no::no::no::nothingtoadd:
     
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    Aiieee!!!

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    Oh, I was talking about Pico 75W mods. Theres two screws on top keeping everything compressed. Theyre torx t5 or something really small.
     
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    Sounds about right. IIRC, the older iSticks used t5 torx. I've never taken a Pico apart though, they don't die. :D
     
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    They sure don't. I dropped one in the middle of the street durring a snow storm outside of a vape shop. I realized what happened and called them. Someone turned it in the next day. It was probably ran over a few times because it was all scuffed up. But I got it back, dried it out, and it still works today.
     
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    My iStick TC40W is still kicking to this day almost 5 years later. With using the pass-thru like crazy when I first got it because I only had one MOD and the multitude of drops. Makes me laugh still to this day what all of those ECF assholes said was wrong with it. Come to think I heard that same BS about many of my MOD's, and all of them are still firing~! My daily beater is an RX200S that I dropped so many times it really shouldn't work. Never had the screws loosen on my Pico though.
     
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    I suppose those who get High Horse attys off of lists only use Absolut to clean them?
     
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    You can't expect someone to use Monarch brand on a top shelf piece of gear!
     
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    Of course not. And I am sure that some look down on Absolut.
    LOL
    It was just the highest one I am aware of.
    It is actually pretty good stuff.
    for consuming, not washing things in.
    And Drink some Absolut with fresh squeezed Florida OJ in it and you do not worry about the little tiny screws :)
     
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    Yeah, I've said it before: Juicy Lucy doesn't drink cheap booze
     
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    Grey Goose and you can skip the OJ...
     
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    If I drink it straight I keep it in the freezer.

    I drink very little and only drink for effect.
    alcohol tastes horrible to me.
    A bitter gene thing.
     
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    Is there any other way...:cheers:
     
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    I'd say that depends entirely on the shelf...and the gear... ;):cool:

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    Ohh those librarians :)
     
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    Librarians aside, I buy metric allen wrenches from these guys: https://www.albanycountyfasteners.com/metric-allen-wrenches/931.htm

    I buy 25 at a time and have several sizes depending on the grub screws. They are so cheap that you can almost throw them away after one use. But I don't - just grind them down on the bench grinder a few mm's when they get rounded off and they are as good as new. I'm pretty sure I won't ever have to buy any again in this lifetime.
     
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