How Many?

January 11th, 2006

Nobody gave a guess at my question “How many little, tiny screws does it take to hold together a crappy JVC camcorder?” But I’m going to play nice and tell you anyway: It’s one hundred and fifty five. Actually, the count is somewhat higher, because I dropped one or two screws irretrievably into the carpet. I’d have taken any answer in the 155 to 165 range, BUT NONE OF YOU BOTHERED TO GUESS SO IT DOESN’T REALLY MATTER, NOW, DOES IT?

By the way, if you ever need to disassemble something with lots of really tiny screws, get yourself a Craftsman #0 Phillips-head screwdriver. It’s got a handle big enough to get a grip on for those screws that are really torqued down tight, and also a head that’s machined fine enough to fit very small screws (look at how tiny those in the front row are). The only problem is that it’s got a wide shaft that may not be able to reach some recessed screws; for these you will need a jeweler’s screwdriver. I only had to use my jeweler’s screwdrivers once in dissassambling my crappy JVC camcorder; for the other 154 or so, the Craftsman #0 did just fine.


2 Responses to “How Many?”

  1. brem Says:

    hmmm let me guess… 55? No? :)

  2. Jim Says:

    Wow. I need to get out of the house more often.