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    Yoke Screw - What size driver?

    Greetings to all!

    I need some help. I would like to remove the cylinders from my 686 and 629 in order to do some deep cleaning. After searching I can't find what size driver to buy for the yoke screws. I want to buy an individual fixed-blade driver from Brownell's just for this purpose. I have no need for a whole set. Thank you in advanced.

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    Just buy the small set. You may want to take the sideplate off at some point.
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    Another option is the drivers that accept hex shafted bits. I use those and bring the bits to fit the screws.

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    Whatever you buy , make sure it's a hollow ground gunsmith blade. If you use a regular straight taper screwdriver and the screw is tight , it's almost guaranteed you'll bugger the screw head.
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    I have Brownells S&W screwdriver set, place your thumb or finger against the edge of blade and screw head so it wont slide and scratch. If older gun screws could be a little stubborn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb59 View Post
    I have Brownells S&W screwdriver set, place your thumb or finger against the edge of blade and screw head so it wont slide and scratch. If older gun screws could be a little stubborn.
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    +1 !!! It's dang handy to have in your range bag too.
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    Or buy a S&W turnscrew

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    Even if you get hollow ground screwdrivers, be sure the tip goes all the way to the bottom of the slot; most don't in Smith's deep slotted screw heads. If not, extend the hollow grind up the shaft with a small diameter dremel grinding bit.
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