From: Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net>
Sent: 26 February 2022 20:14
To: rob at jarratt.me.uk
Cc: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: Racking a PDP-11/24
On Feb 26, 2022, at 3:05 PM, Rob Jarratt
<robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com>
Hardware stores can fix that. Or Brownells, where you can get really
good screwdrivers that are less likely to damage screw heads than
standard hardware store ones do.
I am not in the USA, but I am should be able to look for other
screwdrivers here in the UK. I already have one quite big one, but I
think it is still way too small for this purpose.
Brownell's is a gunsmith supply store, but the screwdrivers I was talking
about are also known as "clockmaker's screwdrivers". Either way, they have
hollow-ground hardened blades rather than flat-sided bevel tips, and they
come in a range of withs as well as thickness. I use them for any
It seems Brownells exists here too, although it seems to be like Mouser
where items actually ship from the USA. I had not heard the term hollow
ground before, although I think I know what they are.