A compact kit of screw driver / hex / flat / pozi et is a good plus point here and I use a little lithium powered electric driver with them helping me particularly when I’m removing screws et. Expect to spend around £25 ($30 - $40) Cheap bits and drills et are not recommended!
Sometimes you will need a LONG bladed screwdriver - believe me I’ve been caught out before now re that! so don’t forget to keep a few of those in your kit and for those who think everything is pozi or Phillips star style screw heads?! Think again! Retro gear has a lot of FLAT cut screw heads!
Allen key / Torx screw heads can be found on a lot of gaming equipment / German and foreign gear. Yes it’s wise NOT to forget the basic allen key set as a number of drives / wheels et can have them to secure ie rubber drive wheels or belt driven wheels to shafts et
MAGNETIC screwdrivers / non magnetic ?! Great aid for holding screws et in place but do not EVER! USE THEM near the old style computer IDE drives, TAPE heads!! et
IF you are using tools in any of those situations use ALUMINIUM non magnetic and or DEGAUSS - DEMAGNETIZE your tools first!
You can buy a pocket size unit or pay out a little more for other versions of a magnetizer and OR demagnetizer. Remember though DO NOT use near TAPE HEADS et!!
If you are demagnetizing / degaussing tape heads you should use the correct tool! You can buy these online for about £25 ($30 to $40) HOWEVER do watch the YOUTUBE vid on how to use cos if you do it wrong you can end up MAGNETIZING the heads et !!
https://youtu.be/DGXLnPhlSks and OR https://youtu.be/kYK9Y7HMOR4