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G'day

Quick question, With the flexdrive V5 Potentiometers, what size screwdriver flat or Phillips is everyone using the adjust the current?

Ive tried the smallest one i own (1.4mm) and it doesn't fit like it should, i have to use it on an angle to get it to turn.

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Quick question, With the flexdrive V5 Potentiometers, what size screwdriver flat or Phillips is everyone using the adjust the current?

Ive tried the smallest one i own (1.4mm) and it doesn't fit like it should, i have to use it on an angle to get it to turn.

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OR you could look around and maybe you can find a custom ground screw driver blade made just to fit the pot on a V5 flex drive> FS: Laser Tools
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I was just about to reccomend you jeff

although what do you mean by "a custom ground driver" I think you meant tool or some other word like that because I wouldnt like to see any drivers get grounded down
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OK I edited my post so it makes more sense to more people, I'll just bet the
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but they sell different size ones, im thinking 1mm would be small enough?
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the whole set is like $7 or so and if you clip those coupons you can get 20% off of that, don't know what they charge to ship em to your neck of the woods but if you want the set I could get one to you for a lot less than they would. Of course I'm sure you can locate a 1mm flat-head somewhere closer than HFT.
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That's a lot of screwin for $7.00, good find


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the whole set is like $7 or so and if you clip those coupons you can get 20% off of that, don't know what they charge to ship em to your neck of the woods but if you want the set I could get one to you for a lot less than they would. Of course I'm sure you can locate a 1mm flat-head somewhere closer than HFT.
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the whole set is like $7 or so and if you clip those coupons you can get 20% off of that, don't know what they charge to ship em to your neck of the woods but if you want the set I could get one to you for a lot less than they would. Of course I'm sure you can locate a 1mm flat-head somewhere closer than HFT.
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that kit is linked to is pretty darn good for the price tho!
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Hmm, the 1mm in the kit i got was too big for the flexdrive pot, must of been out of tolerance to fit so i ground it down a little bit and it fits nice now

that kit is linked to is pretty darn good for the price tho!
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Default Re: Flexdrive V5 Pot - What size screwdriver?

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Hmm, the 1mm in the kit i got was too big for the flexdrive pot, must of been out of tolerance to fit so i ground it down a little bit and it fits nice now

that kit is linked to is pretty darn good for the price tho!
I found some really nice looking 1mm drivers (no tips, but a single piece tool) from proskit, I ordered a few of them, if they work on the flexs I'll carry em in the store for what I practically what I paid for em.
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Default Re: Flexdrive V5 Pot - What size screwdriver?

personally i just use a regular razor blade. the corner of it catches the plastic nicely.

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