With more and more cool 1/4″ hex-drive (“quick change”) tools on the market, we’re finally starting to see some killer bit sets hitting shelves as well. Pretty soon you’re gonna have to break down and pick one up.
Hitachi’s 40-piece set caught our eye on a recent trip to the local big-box for some project materials. For $20 (or so), it’s a pretty thorough set.
Besides its quick-change magnetic bit holder — which lets you magnetize your current non-magnetic quick-change chuck or (bettery yet) use the remainder of the set in your standard-chuck big drill — it also includes:
- A compact screw guide
- 18 assorted 1″ insert bits
- 14 assorted 2″ power bits
- 4 assorted 4-1/2″ power bits
- and 3 magnetic nut setters.
These bits include slotted, Phillips, star, and square types as well as a couple of common socket sizes.
All in all, it’s a great way to fully realize the power of your 1/4″ quick change driver.