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newbiesforever 06-25-2019 09:58 AM

tool question: do you bother owning a spudger for your devices?
 
The last time I had to open up one of my laptops and work on the guts, it came to my attention that I lack a certain tool. The instructions I was reading called for a "spudger." Tool with a wide broad edge for prying (and also pushing down--I was reconnecting the laptop's network card). I didn't have one and hadn't heard the word. After learning what it was, I kept thinking I should buy one; but every time, I ask myself "Is there something these spudgers can do that a flathead screwdriver can't do?" Any number of sources sell spudgers, suggesting that there's something.

rtmistler 06-25-2019 11:00 AM

Putty knife. Xacto knife, flat blade, single edged razor for utility knife, jewelers screwdrivers, all depends how much width as well as thinness you require.

ondoho 06-25-2019 02:31 PM

A screwdriver is metal and has sharp edges, it can scratch a laptops plastic casing.
I do not own a spudger, but I have plenty of these lying around; some of them are hard & big enough to do the job admirably.


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