<!-- TITLE: Tools --> <!-- SUBTITLE: Useful typewriter repair tools --> # Spring Hooks These tools make working with tiny springs easier -- hooking and unhooking. There are many styles. [IBM Style Hook](http://r.ebay.com/d7Zhlx) On this type, the non-hooked end is very useful for pushing springs and a lot more. That eBay link is not the last word in that style of hook, so look around. Even check Amazon. Multi-packs can be notably cheaper per hook. [Captive Hook](https://www.specialized.net/jonard-m-145-6-5-captive-pull-spring-hook.html) That one has a little hook inside the hook that is spring loaded and will reach out, grab and hold onto your spring (or HINT: carriage return cord). # Screw Starters Screw-starter tools are exceptionally handy. This is a very useful type: [HHJ Screw Holding Screwdriver](http://www.hjjcoinc.com/products.html) This next style is not as helpful for normal use, but every once in a while you do have those large slotted screws that the smaller brass style cannot handle: [Sears Craftsman Screw Starter](http://www.sears.com/craftsman-5-8-in-screw-starter/p-00941024000P)