Every time I have to clean my machine I have to struggle with getting to those screws in awkward places.
Does this happen to you too? In order to use two hands I have to reach through the harp space and around the back of the foot! There must be a better way.
My DS works in a local, small, hardware store (Avenue Hardware) plus he has just about every tool known to man out in our garage so I pulled him into my sewing room and presented him with my problem. His question to me was “Do you have to do that very often?” Silly boy. I calmly explained that yes; every time I needed to clean the machine, broke a needle, got a thread nest and a dozen other occurrences; I had to take that plate off.
Less than a minute later he brought me this odd looking thing. It's called an Offset Screwdriver.
Here is what it looks like in use:
So much easier.
Now I can get back to my quilting, happier because I no longer have to twist my hands into knots when that plate needs to come off.