Stubby screwdriver

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.
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Anyone have a better prospect?
Reply to
Stumpy
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I love the one that came with my Singers XL5000&6000:
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But your question encouraged me to do a search. I may invest in one of these:
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NAYY,
Reply to
BEI Design
That looks OK, but it's flat, so I still would have to use my other hand to change my grip every 180deg.
Pretty good price too.
Reply to
Stumpy
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.
Reply to
Stumpy
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
My fingers are not so nimble. The Singer hobby model only has 2 1/2" of vertical clearance and a bulky housing directly above.
Reply to
Stumpy
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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Stumpy
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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.
Reply to
Stumpy
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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BEI Design

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