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Closer Look – Precision Micro Screwdriver SetThe Firearm Blog

Welcome everyone to the TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article sponsored by WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and Frankford Arsenal, I decided to take a look at the Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set. I’ve been holding off doing one of our closer looks at this particular product because it was not one I had previously owned or worked with. After a decent amount of time and usage, I feel I am better equipped to talk it over now. That all being said, let’s dive right into this closer look at the Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set!

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Welcome to our recurring series of Armorer’s Bench which is made possible and brought to you by WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and Frankford Arsenal who are our sponsors. Here, we at TFB hope to inform, entertain, and even inspire any would-be gunsmith or armorer out there. Ideally, with the information I provide and with the help of our sponsors, you can have some useful knowledge pertaining to the conservation and improvement of firearms technology while at the same time sharing experiences and teaching each other new tips and tricks along the way in the comments. Digging deep into what it is to be an armorer or gunsmith has significance but what is important is what those people do to show they’ve earned that title. I am happy to share my experiences and knowledge and hope it is informative!

Make your personal safety a priority:

  1. Practice proper gun safety. Always make sure before the firearm hits your bench that it is unloaded and safe to be handled.
  2. Wear the proper safety equipment. The main one would be safety glasses (decent ones) since parts are often under spring tension and you may work with high RPM tools. Other honorable mentions would be latex gloves or a respirator when working with potentially harmful solvents and oils. Also hearing protection when working with loud machinery or test-firing firearms.
  3. Modifications, alterations, and customizations will void your firearm’s warranty 9.5 times out of 10. Please take that into consideration before attempting any at-home gunsmithing.
  4. If you are unsure about proper safety practices, disassembly procedures, or warranty standards, stop, put down the tools, and consult a competent gunsmith.

Brief Overview: Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set

The Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set is a budget-friendly and more ergonomic option in comparison to other micro screwdrivers out there. It is marketed towards gunsmiths and armorers so thankfully it is packed with very common necessary micro screwdriver bits. The screwdrivers themselves are well built but thin. In comparison to typical micro screwdrivers, they are much more wieldy but still slim and somewhat slippery for lack of a better word. Honestly, I do not find this to be a huge deal since you should not be applying a ton of torque to very small and finely threaded screws anyway. 

This micro screwdriver set is one of many screwdriver sets that Wheeler offers. The most popular option has to be their 89 Piece set which I highly recommend since it includes a whole host of specialty bits. That set however does not equip you to handle the smaller screws involved in gunsmithing. A micro-set is absolutely necessary if only for the fact of proper firearm maintenance and consideration for the aesthetic of the firearm meat surrounding the screw. Using a correctly sized screwdriver bit will save you a ton of potential trouble as well as keep your good-looking gun looking good. If you choose to reach for the easiest and closest option available, chances are in this case it would be oversized and you would not only damage the screw but also the material and finish surrounding it.

Micro Screwdriver Set

Specifications and Highlights: Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set

The MSRP of the Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set is currently $19.99. I say currently because Wheeler tends to have many sales throughout the year. The “normal” price is $29.99. This product comes in a plastic case that has a clear door that swings open to the left. Inside you have everything listed below but I should mention it is displayed in a very easy to see and organized manner. The contents of the Precision Micro Screwdriver Set is as follows:

  • CHROME-PLATED STEEL BITS
  • EXTENDABLE HANDLE FROM 3-3/4″ TO 5-1/2″
  • 5-3/4″ FLEXIBLE EXTENSION SHAFT
  • BITS ARE PRECISION FORMED FOR MAXIMUM FASTENER ENGAGEMENT
  • INDIVIDUAL BIT MARKINGS
  • SQUARE BITS
  • HEX BIT
  • TORX BITS
  • STAR BITS
  • TRIANGLE BITS
  • ONE SPANNER BIT
  • FLATHEAD BITS
  • PHILLIPS HEAD
  • BIT EXTENSIONS

This 58 piece precision screwdriver set is the perfect size to throw in your range bag. Use the extra small bits for adjusting everything from sights to lasers and even your safety glasses. The array of bits is perfect for even the smallest of screws. The set even comes with a convenient carry case.

Closing Thoughts: Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set

In closing, I think this is an affordable and valuable addition to any armorer’s bench setup. Micro screwdriver sets are absolutely necessary. In the past, if I needed a small screwdriver I would make one out of some spare materials but that takes time and time is a valuable thing. Wheeler does offer another micro screwdriver set in the form of a Micro Screwdriver Pen but I have not had any hands-on experience with that product. Next week I plan on diving into firearm finishes so stay tuned and take care!

Micro Screwdriver Set

Note: As of writing this, I saw that Wheeler currently is offering a majority of the tools and items on their site up to 40% off discounts.

As always, thank you for reading TFB! Be safe out there, have fun while shooting, and we will see you next time for the TFB Armorer’s Bench brought to you by WheelerTiptonCaldwell, and Frankford Arsenal! Also, let us know what you think in the comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.

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Micro Screwdriver Set

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The last screwdriver set you’ll ever need, the Wheeler 89 Piece screwdriver set has it all. The durable custom-molded case features 54 hollow-ground flat bits, 15 specialty bits, 8 allen, 4 phillips, 3 torx, 1 2 1/4 shaft extension, and a hex-to-square drive adapter. The hollow-ground bits have a concave shape that allows for insertion all the way into the screw slot for maximum contact. The kit also includes 2 non-slip, over molded plastic handles with a convenient hinged storage case complete with a bit location guide and is constructed from durable S2 tool steel.

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