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Recommended Nut Driver Sets?

By Allibaster

3 months ago


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    #1 3 months ago

    I've made it about 12 years now on a cheap set dedicated for pinball use. Had two plastic handles split recently.

    I'd like to find a nice set that included magnetics and possibly ratcheting. I've use Klein for other drivers and really like that tool brand. Anyone use this one?
    amazon.com link »

    Any recommended sets out there with magnetics and ratcheting?

    #2 3 months ago

    I would be interested too - I have these https://www.harborfreight.com/premium-nut-driver-set-7-piece-64826.html and they are ok but not great, they are bulky and don’t really have a great fit if the nut has any amount of wear.

    Also ratcheting bit drivers, drive me nuts… haven’t found a decent one that the stupid bit doesn’t fall out and I’ve tried many from Craftsman, Kobalt, Husky and etc.

    #3 3 months ago

    I use these

    Klein Tools 647M Tool Set, Magnetic Nut Drivers Sizes 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2-Inch, 6-Inch Hollow Shafts, 7-Piece https://a.co/d/bBi9upK

    #4 3 months ago

    Best^^^^^

    #5 3 months ago

    Agreed^^^^^

    #6 3 months ago

    I have the klein set as well and they are great.
    The multi driver you posted looks like a cool idea but the size might be restricting in some areas

    #7 3 months ago

    Best nut driver's

    #8 3 months ago

    The Klein's are great, the long shaft comes in handy more often than it is too long. It'd be nice if they used different colors to make it easier to choose the right driver at a glance.

    #9 3 months ago
    Quoted from Allibaster:

    I've made it about 12 years now on a cheap set dedicated for pinball use. Had two plastic handles split recently.
    I'd like to find a nice set that included magnetics and possibly ratcheting. I've use Klein for other drivers and really like that tool brand. Anyone use this one?
    amazon.com link »
    Any recommended sets out there with magnetics and ratcheting?

    That thing is terrible for pinball use. Too shallow to use on a nylon threaded nut. I returned me immediately

    #10 3 months ago
    Quoted from GregCon:

    The Klein's are great, the long shaft comes in handy more often than it is too long. It'd be nice if they used different colors to make it easier to choose the right driver at a glance.

    Top of the handles on my set has color rings, to tell them apart. Is yours an older set or newer? Had mine for about 12 years now.

    And post #3 nailed it, best to have overall. There will be some cases you’ll need shorter handle, but not many.

    #11 3 months ago

    I have a Hilmor from PL. It will not hold the fastener properly. Spins without turning the fastener. Magnet is OK though. Glad I only bought one. I use it to start the screw into a hole and finish with a Craftsman socket.

    #12 3 months ago

    I’ve got the Kliens. Great product

    #13 3 months ago

    Titan Pinball has a long, hollow-shaft set of 4 that I really like.

    #14 3 months ago
    Quoted from LateCenturyMods:

    Titan Pinball has a long, hollow-shaft set of 4 that I really like.

    They aren’t great, I’ve lost 2 of the 4 magnets on mine so they become kind of useless for me.

    #15 3 months ago

    Klein's, all day every day.

    #16 3 months ago

    Magnets fell out of most of my Klein drivers, maybe I got unlucky.

    #17 3 months ago

    Ordered the Klein set

    #18 3 months ago

    I use Xcelite. The older “made in USA” stuff is great. Find a used set on eBay and you’ll be happy with it. Don’t buy new (it is mostly made in China now). Their magnet nut drives are also awesome but just buy the sizes you need. I actually like them better than Klein.

    ebay.com link: itm

    #19 3 months ago
    Quoted from dr_nybble:

    Magnets fell out of most of my Klein drivers, maybe I got unlucky.

    weird. I've had mine for some years now, and no magnet falling out issue.

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