Friends, I come to you today with a grave warning. If you're going to pick up a screwdriver set, do NOT cheap out on it.
I've spoken several times on drops about my disassembly woes in particular with anything using T6 screws. I learned as of yesterday the problem isn't with the screw, but with the driver I was using. After swapping from some off brand driver set I got through Walmart to a more reputable brand (in this case Wiha) I was able to unstick several screws I thought were too damaged to move. This includes: An overtravel stop screw on my Kizer Alter Ego, a body screw on my Benchmade 940-1, and a clip screw on my newly acquired Gent.
I can't tell you how infuriating it is to have something appear stripped when it really isn't. I hope no one here will ever suffer the same awful shit.
Also the Alter Ego's action is now stellar after a lockbar adjustment, the benchmade finally got a good cleaning, and my Gent now has a properly centered blade with some non-permanent locktite holding it in place.
I'd love to hear from the community of their own faceplam moments brought on by crappy equipment.