Quality is good, does what it’s intended to do. I don’t get why they don’t make these magnetic. A lot of people use these on ratchets and a 1′ bit to get in tight spaces, in tight spaces removing or putting in screws without it being magnetic is a pain.
Some sockets already have a hex shaft built in. This tool allows sockets (with existing shafts) to be used with any tool having a male 1/4′ hex shaft. A key example are those hand held tools that are like a screw driver only having a 1/4′ hex drive end instead of such things as a phillips flat or blade driver.
I borrowed one of these while installing mudflaps. Turns any bit with a ratchet into an angle driver. Think of anytime where a stubby screwdriver was required. Now use it with any screwdriver bit or nut driver from your drill accessory box. Five stairs for having a tool which makes it easier to work in a tight space.
The sleeve jammed with a bit inside the adapter. There is a spring loaded ball bearing and hold the bit in place. The ball bearing slipped in between the sleeve and the body causing a jam and i couldn’t get the bit out until i hammered the sleeve down. This is not something you want to do while on a project. If you’re going to buy this at least buy a spare.
I keep this with my trail bike emergency tool kit. This adapter allows me to mount japanese industrial standard, or any, screwdriver bits on my tee handle socket wrench. This saves the space required for multiple screwdriver handles and allows me to use the wrench handle which i have to carry anyway. I would highly recommend this to any motorcyclist as it allows versatility and saves space. If you ride a japanese bike, get some jis screw driver bits, relieves japanese fastener syndrome.
The bit adapter which i received did not have the hole for the ball bearing of a ratchet to lock into, as the picture indicates. That is of no matter though, as i made my own hole, to attach the bit to my key chain. I was tired of trying to find a sufficiently tiny screw driver to keep on hand in case i didn’t have any tools nearby, and this fit the bill perfectly. Holds a 1′ or longer by 1/4′ wide bit securely, and will release when the tip is depressed with enough force. I would definitely buy again.
Bit Adapter – 1/4″ to 1/4″ – Turn Any Ratchet Into a Driver! Now with Quick-Change By Pro Tools
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- Ingenious adapter lets you turn any hand or power tool with 1/4″ anvil into a quick-change driver
- Use with ANY 1/4″-shank quick-change bit – screwdriver, TORX, security, tamper-proof, hex
- Get high-productivity fastener driving without expensive driver socket
- Works with hand ratchets & driver handles, power tools and air tools; also available for 3/8″-drive
- Heavy-duty Chrome-Vanadium steel alloy holds up to even high-torque applications
Lets you use speed bits (screwdriver blades, etc. , designed for use with a power drill) with your ratchet driver. One side fits onto the square prong on the ratchet driver, the other fits over the non-tool end of the bit. Perfect for when you have some small job to do.
I can’t get over the quality of this product, one that costs less than the shipping and handling to get it to you. It locks solidly on insert and power bits. Put it on the end of a locking 1/4′ extension, like craftsman makes, and you’ll never have to worry about the bit you’re using staying behind in the fastener. I’ve had that happen so many times to me, especially when using hex bits on socket head screws. This set up will allow you to reach way into whatever you’re working on and not have to worry about the bit coming off and falling into oblivion. Time will tell how this bit adapter will hold up to sustained use, but it looks very well made.
I bought one to keep in small toolbox in trunk of car, one for garage at home and one for garage at cabin. The adapter locks the bit in place. I have only used it so far for light duty, i do not know how it would do for heavy duty use/every day use.
I’m actually using this adapter in the opposite direction. I have a cut off allen wrench (1/4′ in size) that fits into the adapter and my drill motor. Then, i attach a tap into the other side of the adapter, see attached picture. Now, i don’t have to tap a thousand holes by hand.
Quick release & bit retention are great for the small driver bits with 1/4′ driver. They are a reliable addition to my small screw toolkit. I’m sure you’ve had that frustrating issue of the bits falling out of the driver while you’re trying to loosen / tighten those darn small screws and bolts with a small ratchet.
Item came as described and did what i needed it to do, holding and locking screwdriver bits onto a 1/4in drive ratchet and 1/4in socket extension. I wanted it for a green and black 1/4in drive swivel head ratchet from harbor freight so, i could use it as a ratcheting screwdriver with any angle. This adapter locks bits into place so they don’t pull out of the driver. The adapter has been working great for the most part, however, i did have a bit get stuck in it. I determined the most likely cause was an odd-sized bit but it is possible to be a flaw in the ball lock in the adapter as all other bits worked fine.
Bit Adapter – 1/4″ to 1/4″ – Turn Any Ratchet Into a Driver! Now with Quick-Change By Pro Tools :