Best electric screwdriver sets for repairing laptops

What are the best electric screwdriver sets for repairing laptops?

I need to purchase several sets for employees who will be repairing laptops.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would pick one from here:

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/tools/reviews/a1728/4217781/

This list has a good selection. You need to be guided by your own needs when picking.

I still use high quality ordinary screwdrivers as they work just as well on laptops.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
I never use power tools when working on laptops.  The plastic is too brittle and power tools have no "mechanic's feel" to know when they're driving a screw too hard.  Unless you're scrapping systems for parts, stick with hand tools.

The difference between removing a screw by hand and removing it with a power tool is 15 seconds.  If a customer sees snapped plastic around the screw wells that 15 second savings becomes very expensive when you have to replace the broken part for free and deal with an enforcement action by your state's consumer protection entity.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes. As I noted I use hand tools. I can feel "finished " when tightening by hand.
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Mal OsborneAlpha GeekCommented:
I am with Dr Klahn. Get a decent set of small screwdrivers. Make sure they are NOT Philips, but Pozidriv or JIS B 1012. Philips screws are for woodwork.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, and some screws in some equipment might be TORX. Equipment ancillary to laptops.
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serialbandCommented:
I'd mainly use power tools to remove screws, and only if you do a whole lot of them.  If you fasten screws with cordless screwdrivers, they must have torque settings that you can turn way down to prevent over tightening.  You will still need to start them by hand to get it lined up, or you'll strip the plastic.
  https://thoroughlyreviewed.com/tools/cordless-screwdriver-reviews/

You want one that's lightweight for all day use, so I would suggest the Makita in the list.  Make sure that torque setting is set quite low.

If you don't use them all day, then you're wasting the charge and wasting the battery either being at full charge all the time or self discharging over time.  I find a lot of these sitting around either discharged or sitting in the charger without much use.
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dbruntonCommented:
I'll definitely second serialband's comments on the use of electric screwdrivers.  And also note Dr Klahn's comments too.

I've done some work recently on an HP Envy where I pulled out the threaded inserts.  Had to superglue them back in.  Now this was using hand tools to remove and replace the screws.  Could not gauge how much torque to put on the screws and over-tightened them.  Was not happy as I usually can judge this.  If I'd used an electric screwdriver I shudder to think how much damage I would have done.

For working on computers they can be useful but care must be taken again.

And yes, you do want JIS screwdrivers as Mal Osborne describes above.  See  http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-tools/jis-screwdrivers/  and  http://www.instructables.com/id/When-a-Phillips-is-not-a-Phillips/  for more information.  They'll work with Phillips screws and you'll never look back.
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nobusCommented:
i have 2 small screwdrivers, that i use for for PC's - but i never use them for laptops.
As said, it's too risky with such small screw threads
here they are : a POW324  ( the oldest) a cheap one, but hes been working for 15 years or more
and the second is a topcraft TCSD-36/2008be
i could not find a reference to either one
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nobusCommented:
did you purchase the screwdrivers yet?  or did you change your mind?
let us know please!
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IT GuyNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I will be purchasing these soon.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update.
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