> > I have a full set of allen-head bits for my magnetic screwdriver, which
> > would also be usable in a cordless or a drill, as they're the standard
> > size hex shank. You can buy these places like the tool section of Sears
> > (I've seen them there), Tool Town, etc. They're a standard item,
> > apparently, but you have to ask for "hex-drive hex drivers" or something
> > pretty similar.
> Please check your set again. I've got a Sears set with something like 30
> bits in it. In the hex sizes, they stop one size above 1/8", IIRC 5/32".
> That fits #10 cap screws. I need to fit #4 screws, and wouldn't mind having
> #6 and #8 as well (7/64 and 9/64 IIRC). If your set is from Sears, and does
> have bits as small as 3/32, please give me the part Jcatalog number so I can
> get one myself. It just isn't worth an hour of work to make a bit that I can
> buy for a couple bucks.
My set is not from Sears -- the entire screwdriver kit was purchased
together from Fingerhut, about eight years ago. The smallest hex driver
is marked 3/32 (next up are 1/8 and 5/32), and it runs up to 1/4" with a
total of six sizes. The same set also includes six sizes of Torx (r)
drivers, four sizes of Phillips, four straight blades, four square
drive, and two butterfly drivers, plus a quarter inch square drive
socket adapter and a 2-inch extension. It came in a plastic case for
about $20, IIRC, including a standard screwdriver handle with magnetized
shank and bit storage in the handle. I've used the extension (also
magnetized, with matching polarity to lock into the handle) in my drill
with these bits on occasion; makes a pretty fine power screwdriver. B)
It's one of my most used tools...or was, until I got a Leatherman for
Christmas 1996. B)
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