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need triwing, can I get this at any ace hardware?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by willizm, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. willizm

    willizm Member

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    I just got my cyclowiz from modchipman and now need a triwing screwdriver to get into my wii. Does anyone know if any department stores carry these screwdrivers or kits that include the bit. I know I can get one at modchipman, but I would rather just pick it up at menards or something.

    Thanks in advance.
    -Will
     
  2. Kafluke

    Kafluke Active member

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    couldn't find mine locally. Best bet is ebay. Thats where I got mine
     
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    I found mine at local hardware store. came is a security screwbit set cost $13.
     
  4. willizm

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    Well, if anyone is interested I did end up finding a kit that would work at sears. here is the link Craftsman security bit set. I'm picking one up today as they are in stock at my local store. I will be returning it Monday.
     
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    just so you know thats the same one I got. It will not work in its present form! you have to cut the tip off the tri-wing bit and weld it to a old screwdriver that you cut the end off of.

    The hex part of that bit is to BIG to fit into the WII. But I made mine work fine. I could post pictures but its really self explanitory.

    I recomend a TIG welder!
     
  6. tabletpc

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    you relize you can just use a flat head little watch screwdriver thats how i took mine apart and i saved 9.99 for a screw driver but be carefull or you can distroy the screw driver i went throught 2 of these screw drivers when dis assembling my wii
     
  7. willizm

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    Why did you bother to post that? Basically what you are saying is that instead of buying a $10 triwing you wasted $10 worth of watch screwdrivers to actually get your wii apart. I have read many places that those screws are easily stripable using a flathead and it's a bitch to get them out in the event that they get stripped. I am a person that believes that there you use the right tool for the right job. Not worth the risk bro.
     
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    i used the tiny flat screwdriver and it didnt break or anything, just be carful and go slow
     
  9. Kafluke

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    or you could spend 6 bucks on ebay plus a buck or two for shipping and not risk it. I'm with you Willizm.

    Tablet you said not to waste 9.99 on a screwdriver and in the same breath said that you ruined two flat heads when taking your apart?

    I only have one thing to say to that...

    Ladies and gentlemen, our very own... Mr. TabletPC!
     

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