iFixit 5-1/2 inch Glass Fibre Nylon Spudger
Safely poke and pry just about anything.
- 6-inch (15cm) long antistatic nylon probe with one flat end and one pointed end.
- Comparible with Apple's "Black Stick", Apple part number 922-5065
A spudger is a tough antistatic tool that can be used for a variety of purposes when repairing electronic devices. The 6-inch tool is made of glass-filled nylon and has one flat end and one pointed end. The pliable and antistatic properties make it ideal for working around sensitive electronic components without fear of shocking or scratching them.
The pointed flat side can be used to disconnect connectors, remove thermal paste from a heat sink, pry off components, aid in soldering, or just to unscrew a MacBook's battery. The pointed end of the spudger can be used to connect/disconnect components, hold objects for soldering, or poke something that requires poking. The tool also includes a notch for hooking wires.
We find this spudger to be the perfect size for just about any repair. This product is included in a lot of iFixit toolkits, but it's especially helpful in the classic Pro Tech Toolkit.
iFixit is a private company in San Luis Obispo, California. Founded in 2003 while the founders were attending Cal Poly, the company sells repair parts and publishes free wiki-like online repair guides for consumer electronics and gadgets on its web site. Founder Kyle Wiens aims to reduce electronic waste by teaching people to repair their own gear and offering tools, parts, and a forum to discuss repairs.