Tight clearance bit holder

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Thu Feb 7 16:47:30 CST 2019

On 2/7/19 2:01 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2019, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
>> Ratchet right-angle screwdrivers are also an option, as are ball-end
>> allen wrenches or offset-head screwdrivers.  None are particularly dear.
> After half a century of using the cheap crap, first the stamped chrome
> ones, and then the black ones from Hazard Fraught, I have found one that
> I like:
> https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Ratchet-Swisstool-Spirit-Multi-Tool/dp/B00LFKZ374
> It's much smaller, sleeker and works well.  You need to flip it over to
> reverse.     Made by Victorinox (Swiss army knife). About five times the
> price of Hazard Fraught.
> I have NOT yet seen how it withstands abuse, such as hitting with a
> hammer, or putting a pipe on the end to exceed its torque range.

In a pinch, I've used one of my made-in-China 1/4" ratchet wrench and a
screwdriver bit.  It's about as slim as they come.  My set (from 1983 is
real Chinese--"Laughing Swan" brand or some such.

Looks something like this:


But I like the idea of just supporting the thing from the bottom.  Can't
get better than that from a mechanical standpoint.


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