Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 48

Thread: Nut Drivers

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    3,953

    Nut Drivers

    I like to use the all in one screwdrivers like the Klein 11/1,or Irwin. My biggest problem is the 5/16 seems to round out within a year. So I'm curious hows the quality of the Klein 5/16 nut drivers? Will they last a long time or do they round out as well? Thanx for any insight.


    I'm talking specifically about a stand alone 5/16 nut driver not a all in one tool.
    Last edited by newoldtech; 08-03-2010 at 02:39 PM. Reason: added a line for clarity

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    108
    I use the cheap 6 in one drivers that Home Depot carries. When the 5/16 end wears out I just grind it down a little and it is good for a few more months.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Connectitaxed
    Posts
    2,644
    Quote Originally Posted by newoldtech View Post
    I like to use the all in one screwdrivers like the Klein 11/1,or Irwin. My biggest problem is the 5/16 seems to round out within a year. So I'm curious hows the quality of the Klein 5/16 nut drivers? Will they last a long time or do they round out as well? Thanx for any insight.


    I'm talking specifically about a stand alone 5/16 nut driver not a all in one tool.
    I bought a Klein 5/16 nutdriver specifically for that reason...it is the size I use the most. 3 years and still looks likes new....well almost like new anyway!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
    Posts
    64
    Quote Originally Posted by pdrake65 View Post
    ...3 years and still looks likes new....well almost like new anyway!
    1 year and mine is holding up well. The magnet doesnt seem to be as strong as it was but I've had no rounding or distortion.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    In the Hudson Valley of New York
    Posts
    1,893
    I have antique Vaco Nut drivers I bought 25+ years ago, and I only replaced the 1/4" and 5/16" a couple of times in all them years, maybe you need to put the driver more square on the screw head, or you are using Chinese tools?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    houston, texas
    Posts
    3,787
    The Klien drivers hold up quite a bit better then their screwdrivers. The long reach with the magnets are the way to go.
    I'm not tolerating Political Correctness anymore, from now on it's tell it like it is.

    Veto Pro Pak - The best tool bag you'll ever own






  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    In the work truck
    Posts
    2,999
    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-Tech View Post
    The Klien drivers hold up quite a bit better then their screwdrivers. The long reach with the magnets are the way to go.
    Yea X2.
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

    "Thats what we do Troy. Incredible, Invisible, Imbelivable things. We are an Unseen, Unknown, Unvincible fraternity of craftsman.."

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    3,953
    Thanks guys!

    I just put the Klein 5/16 magnetic in my bag. I figure I will use it most(not all) of the time instead of the all in one and that should increase the life of my all in one substantially.

    I don't know why they can't make a all on one that can stand up to the trade. If someone could they could make alot of money on it. I've tried them all, Klein, Irwin, Lenox etc. Irwin is the best I've seen but I still can't even get a year out of the 5/16.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    In a boiler room
    Posts
    7,073
    I'm thinking of going to klein as well. Have been getting about a year out of the Malco nutdrivers before they wear out. The boss replaces them so haven't been in a real hurry to change.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    362
    Quote Originally Posted by Texas-Tech View Post
    The Klien drivers hold up quite a bit better then their screwdrivers. The long reach with the magnets are the way to go.
    X3

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    NW Arkansas
    Posts
    45
    I've got Klien and Greenlee, the only problem I have is loosing them.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    york co. sc
    Posts
    52
    my nutdrivers last for years , because i use a cordless impact on most screws

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    TIP-O-TX
    Posts
    278

    Nutdrivers?

    Just do like I do, my bosch mini has the 1/4 mag nutdriver and my milwaukee mini has the 5/16 and the rest of the nutsetters in a baby bank bag hanging on my tool bag.
    For long reach I use Xcelite mag nutdrivers, they are beefy.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event