Stubby screwdriver

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I've been breaking needles and creating bird's nests under the needle plate.

It takes me a while to unscrew the needleplate with the supplied flat Singer  
screwdriver.  Has anyone found a driver short enough to fit under the  
housing that you can spin  instead of having to change your grip?

This should work, and it might be small enough fit in the mini utility box.

http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/janome-wing-shaped-needle-plate-screwdriver-p-30191.html

Anyone have a better prospect?  



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Sounds counter intuitive but I use a 12 inch long with a 3/16" blade. At an  
angle.

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I can go at an angle with Phillips head, Singer OEM screws are standard  
head.

I may sacrifice an old, long screwdriver by cutting off the shank and  
epoxying some string back on for a grip.  The Janome store is ~1/2 hour  
drive.  



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I love the one that came with my Singers XL5000&6000:
http://cart.jennys-sewing-studio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1553

But your question encouraged me to do a search.   I may invest in  
one of these:
http://www.cmlsupply.com/right-angle-screwdriver-and-bit-set-8pcs.html?gclid=CPek3JXw7roCFe-DQgod7W0AXw

NAYY,

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That looks OK, but it's flat, so I still would have to use my other hand to  
change my grip every 180deg.

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Pretty good price too.  



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Once you break them loose they come out easy with fingers only.
My 12 inch has not failed me ever. At least not in 35 years.

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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
18 Dingman Rd Sand Lake, NY 12153
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My fingers are not so nimble.  The Singer hobby model only has 2 1/2" of  
vertical clearance and a bulky housing directly above.


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I have worked on them. That is what I do all day every day

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Ron Anderson A1 Sewing Machine
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Me too.  Amazon has it for $8 with free shipping. Looks like it would fit  
any of my existing bits too.  



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http://www.harborfreight.com/8-piece-right-angle-screwdriver-92630.html

This is on sale at Harbor freight, $3.99

It's the usual HF low quality, but the knurled knob on top is very easy to  
spin independent of the ratchet.  



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I'm on it!  I agree with your assessment of the quality of some HB  
tools, but this is never going to be asked to remove a rusted on  
screw or wheel nut.  ;-D

Thanks for the heads up.

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Beverly
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