As said, I lost my second one which is more like my fourth or fifth one I have owned - having lost them a lot over the years. Not the slide over version with a shaft that slides over the bit
and screw in supporting it, this version used the magnet to hold the screw and the lock to hold the bit
. With such a version you could easily switch
between hex base
, counter sink and Phillips bit
by way of it locking into the adaptor
- yet still see what you were working on.
Same as the Black & Decker version if they still make it but reverse direction of quick release
. The last Black & Decker version I still have but it either lost it’s magnet or never had one.
In practice or description, it’s a normal magnetic bit
holder. Has the 1/4" hex adaptor
area with locking recess at the bottom of the 2" hex shape, than a say 3/8" shaft that has internal magnet about 2" long that accepts the bits with a magnet at the bottom. In the case of a normal bit adaptor
, there is the C-Shaped locking ring that does not work well with 2" power
bits having the recesses in them getting stuck.
The old Black & Decker and current
APEX tool - can’t find it on the website if it is the correct website. Nor is it easy if at all on the Black & Decker website.
So what for the most part looks like a normal magnetic bit
holder has at it’s tip a ½" dia by ½" long locking ring that replaces the C-Shaped one on the just magnetic versions. These use ball bearings of something similar to lock into the 2" bit
recess at it’s bottom. Push or pull up or down on this ring - dependant upon the brand and your bit
is released from the locking ring.
No frills, lots of similar locking products on the market, just that this one has a much smaller O.D. than normal but slightly longer length than say what DeWalt offers in their own quick release bit adaptor
. Much larger the DeWalt version and harder to see around.
Amazed, as with circuit breaker
panels and neutral
bus bars that are very limited, McMaster seems to be limited in offering this. Suppose that I just have to wake up early enough one weekend to make it to Berlands' House
of Tools. This or take an anfternoon off work.