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    impact magnetic nut drivers

    I got a set of craftsman nut drivers for my impact gun....they suck. The magnets are weak and the magnet falls out of the 5/16 evwry now and then and i spend 5 minutes trying to get it back in to the bit. I'm thinking i need to replace, any recommendation on brands? One guy i work with has sone dewalts drivers that seem ok. Milwaukee? Klein? What do you use/like?

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    I use dewalt or Malco there's nothing worse than crappy chucks. It makes everything so much easier when you use quality chucks.

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    Dewalt DMPVTDRV 4 Piece Impact ready offset nut drivers 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16"
    Hi, my name is Glenn, and I'm a Toolaholic!

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    I have DeWalt, Milwaukee and Craftsman chucks. I also have a couple sets from Harbor Freight (yeah, I know). The HF ones have held up just as well as the other big name brands.
    I will say I don't install, and I don't do sheet metal, so they don't get used on a daily basis. But I wouldn't hesitate to buy another set of them.

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    I use the craftsman brand and mine work fine for me. Craftsman usually offers lifetime warranty maybe try to exchange them for a new set so that way you dont have to spend more money on another set. If they still do not fit your needs maybe try dewalt

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    I have Malco and Dewalt. I prefer the Malco. I have a 1/4" that still holds metal zip screws great, and I have had it for years.

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    I have used Malco and from what I have done with them I can say im pretty impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Harrison View Post
    Dewalt DMPVTDRV 4 Piece Impact ready offset nut drivers 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16"
    What he said. They are far and away my favorite drivers.

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    I have Hilmor's. Pretty happy so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Harrison View Post
    Dewalt DMPVTDRV 4 Piece Impact ready offset nut drivers 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16"
    Do you really like the pivot drivers? I get that it would be helpful in tighter spots, but thought that it would make it harder to get a zip screw started... They already seem to walk on me all the time as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozziee2 View Post
    Do you really like the pivot drivers? I get that it would be helpful in tighter spots, but thought that it would make it harder to get a zip screw started... They already seem to walk on me all the time as it is.
    I love the swivel drivers. The swivel can be locked straight, which is how I use them most of the time. The swivel sure is nice for the many tight spots we get into.
    Hi, my name is Glenn, and I'm a Toolaholic!

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    klien are good so far

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