So I’ve been doing a lot of screwing making 16 Izzy Swan style bar clamps. He uses two cordless drills, one with a drill bit in it, and another with a driver, so that he can quickly make holes and drill the screws into the wood. Me, I have to change bits. Additionally, I do not have a drill bit that both drills the appropriate hole and the counter sink in one. For me it is three bit changes per hole.
Then I remembered that I have a Makita hammer driver. I could use that for the driver part at least. But, it doesn’t have a chuck like a drill, but this funny 1/4 inch hex socket. It takes those hex bits with the cut out at the tail of them. But, all of my hex bits don’t have that tail. They press-fit into my manual screw driver.
While I was out at the box store, I decided to get an adapter with a magnetic end to hold those bits. What I bought, was this.
I got home, and tried to use it and found that my bits did not seat too deeply into the this thing, and the magnet wasn’t strong enough to keep them steady.
I was certain there was a fundamental flaw in the design of this thing. I went and looked up nut drivers, and when I saw a set of them, that’s when it hit me. Duh, it’s for nuts, not bits.
I don’t have any 1/4 inch hex nuts, but if I ever do, boy I know what to use on ‘em!