|Forum topic by opalko||posted 01-13-2014 02:17 PM||1547 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
01-13-2014 02:17 PM
I know there has to be a better way but I don’t know what it is. This past weekend I had occasion to drive several hundred 1 5/8” deck screws with a star head. This particular brand comes with a star bit in each package of screws. So I place the bit tip in the magnetic bit holder (like the one in the image below) and start driving the screw in (pre drilled holes, btw).
7 times out of 8 the bit would stay in the head of the screw after driving it in. Time after time. Take the bit out of the screw head and pop it back in the magnetic holder. Next screw, repeat same process and results. Frustrating!
I tried 4 different makes (Milwaukee, Ryobi, 2 unmarked) magnetic bit holders all with the same result.
This isn’t the first time – seems like every time I use these little bits they won’t stay in their holder. Am I doing this wrong or is the magnets in them so weak they don’t really work that well? I even tried Gorilla Taping the bit in without success.. I finished the project but it could have been a lot easier and taken less time if I hadn’t had to spend so much time on those *&^%$#!!$ bits.