Subject: Re: Beer and screwing
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 09/11/2003 18:14:48
On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 05:48:21PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
> > I don't need a 1/4" robertson bit.  I need a T8 bit for 1/4" square
> > drive, so I can use it on a 1/4" ratcheting wrench (of course, I can
> > also easily enough use a 1/4" hex drive T8 bit, with an appropriate
> > adapter, which I happen to have in my motorcycle toolkit (the adapter,
> > that is).
> oh, ah.  i misunderstood.
> you're gonna use a ratcheting wrench on a t8 screwhead in a laptop?

There's not much clearance to get at the screws I need to remove; a
mini-ratchet requires a lot less clearance than the shaft of even a very
short screwdriver.

> all i have is a t6/t8 screwdriver type thing.

That'll work, I'll just have to disassemble more stuff so I can use it to
turn the screws in question.