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Old 12-01-2008, 08:09 AM   #16
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I posted this same question a couple months ago. This is what I use:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...433&lpage=none

And the hex drivers that fit the tool:

http://www.ofna.com/tool-bits.html
Actually thats the one I use as well. Some of the ones posted are just way too big imho
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:10 AM   #17
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Actually thats the one I use as well. Some of the ones posted are just way too big imho
I agree, and those bigger ones spin too fast IMO.

The one I use spins the screws just a little bit faster than you could by hand. That translates into less stripped out screws!!
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:46 AM   #18
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I had a little B&D similar to that one. Too slow and the bits wouldn't stay in. They would fall out. I bought the Dewalt. It has variable trigger speed and torq adjustment. It was about a $100, but what is a $100 in this hobby....LOL
It has proven to be worth the money. Plus, it is strong enough to do stuff around the house!
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:02 AM   #19
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I've used the Black and Decker unit but it died on me 1 month after buying it, not to mention the bits don't stay in it. This is the driver I've been using for the past 1.5 years:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...-2A&lpage=none

Variable speed, adjustable clutch, two rechargeable Li Ion batteries and a carrying case. It's a very nice lightweight driver and for what it's worth I've never stripped a screw with it.

Good luck!
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thanks for all the responses guys. I just magnetized the 'butts' of my bits and they are staying in just fine. plus now you can insert them with one hand a lot easier.
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Magnatize????? Damn I can't believe I didn't think of that....Thanks for the info. What would you guys recommend to slot the besides a lathe or mill>>
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No doubt, just use one of the screwdriver magnetizers. You can get them pretty cheap at lowes. I had to take the bands off mine in order to get it to fit around the butt of the bits but it worked very well.
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OK TONY
nitro challenge in feb. ?
dont know yet... entries open?
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:10 PM   #24
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Intigy has a nice set of drivers with color code mm & inches in there with a handle. I like the color code it matches their other drivers i have .
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integy!!! best bits , best deal !!


not sure yet tony , stavros is part owner and one of my sponsors sooooooo i dont think i have to worry bout signin up
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I just picked up this beauty at Sears. It's got two speeds, adjustable clutch (in both speeds), auto locking gear when you crank something down, and locking collet plus a 1 year warranty that you can extend for pretty cheap. Works great for my hex drivers for my RC8. I thought the price was pretty fair for the size and a Li-Ion battery.
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This is what I use:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...01461+10401007

Clutch, variable speed, etc... works great!
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i use the new makita lithium impact gun and mini drill. idk i just had to say what i use.
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