Screwdriver recommendations for repair job

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rustybin
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Screwdriver recommendations for repair job

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We managed to drop our camera on holiday and cracked the rear bayonet so it no longer connects to the camera.

I'm going to attempt a repiar myself with this:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nikon-AF-S-DX-NIKKOR-18-55mm-f-3-5-5-6G-VR-Lens-Bayonet-Mount-Ring-Repair-Part-/221193291964?hash=item338025c8bc

Could anyone recommend a precision tool kit that will definitely do the job? Some of the screws are tiny.

Thank you :)
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Post by DeadYankee »

I don't use Nikon but I presume they use Japanese screws, in which case you need something like this

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK - JIS Type S Driver Set, Pollicis 4Pc #000 #00 #0 #1" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004ZQBYRS/thedvdforums-21" class="affiliatelink">JIS Type S Driver Set, Pollicis 4Pc #000 #00 #0 #1</a>
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Post by LotusElan »

If it's fiddly little screws then probably worth looking at something like <a data-source="forums" data-type="Ebay - Watchmakers Screwdrivers | eBay" href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335837082&toolid=10001&customid=forums597&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fbhp%2Fwatchmakers-screwdrivers" class="affiliatelink">Watchmakers Screwdrivers</a>

Bought some of these a few years back to replace the capacitor in my watch. I'd also recommend having some decent tweezers and something that will allow you to zoom in on what you're looking at - I used our microscope!

If you need Phillips head screwdrivers then <a data-source="forums" data-type="Skimlinks" href="http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=3973X639666xs=1&xcust=forums597&url=" class="affiliatelink">something like this</a> would work.
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Post by jockosjungle »

Poundland sell a precision screwdriver set, I know it won't be the best quality but it seems to do odd little jobs, might be worth seeing if it works before splashing out on something better
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Post by Q »

B&M do a Screwdriver set of this type also.
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Thanks everyone :)
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