The ONLY nut drivers to buy are the snap on ones. I carry mostly cheaper tools because I lose them more often then wearing them out. But my 1/4 5/16 and 3/8 are snap on. Two main reasons why are they are fully red yellow blue from top to bottom with insulated sleaves on the shafts and more importantly they go to a square shape at the bottom of the handle so you can put an adjustable on it when you have to, instead of using vice grips on the other brands and tearing them up.
i have a excelite kit that the 5/16 hasnt worn out in 3 years. i do use a malco long 5/16 with magnet. usually tho i use a screw gun with 5/16 adapter. yeah i know i should just use one but i love tools! :CU:
I have a Veto Pro Pac, every tool goes back into the same pocket and I inventory before I zip up, I don't lose tools. As far as magnetic nut drivers go, I prefer hollow shaft to put the nut driver over a long screws, such as on motors. If I need to hold a screw, a little black tape will tighten up the screw fit into the driver.
Have another look, no better yet just try to stick a screw into the mag version. Unless you have a Klein I haven't seen, you will find that the screw won't pass through the tiny hole in the magnet. At least that has been my experience. I would love to find a mag driver that was hollow like the non mag version where a long screw would actually go up the hollow portion of the driver. It would be great to have magnetic for installing the nuts on stud mounted motors and the like.
Kent that is very true I wish they had magnetic nut driver that had a bigger hole for through bolts. But I think the magnet needs to be that size to hold bolts and screws with all the metal shavings it collects over time.
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....7&group_ID=746 they aren't magnetic which I dont mind, because half the time the magnetic ones fill up with shavings and your cleaning the ends out...
btw I lose tools because I have a helper! Once more than one set of hands ends up in a tool bag things seem to go missing...
Its not a big deal to me however as I was only interested in the 5/16 magnetic and I don't usually have a need for that one to be hollow.
For 18 months I have used the cheap,light,and small Ryobi cordless drivers (4V)and recently replaced the #18650 Lion battery @$7 each.They will easily loosen and tighten 200-300 A/H,condensor screws each depending on torque and length.@$30-$40 initial cost,it ain't bad.Even drilled a few holes with a new drill bit.If they are stolen or lost,no worries.
Oh,I keep the magnetic kleins,and shorties in the bag too!