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The first month this Craftsman 1/4” driver adaptor was lying around the office, I treated it more or less like a bauble — fun to toss and play around with, but it didn’t see any action. That changed last week when I had cause to use it. It’s actually pretty handy.

What you see is what you get here. The little adaptor fits to the tip of a nut driver (or can be used as a thumb wheel) and it’s got a hex bit in the end of it.  It’s sweet to have around if there’s computer work to be done or screws in tight quarters that need a bit of turning.

The worst part is now I have to eat crow and tell my dad he was right — and that always blows.

Street pricing starts at around $2, and sometimes an entire bin of them goes on sale for a buck a pop, so stocking up is pretty easy.

1/4″ Drive Hex Adaptor [Craftsman]


9 Responses to Craftsman 1/4″ Drive Hex Adaptor

  1. Greg A. says:

    I’ve always kept one of these in my truck for when my battery goes dead (the terminals are clamp on and the screws are in a weird tight spot). It’s been pretty handy and was relatively inexpensive

  2. Gary says:

    My wife got me to buy one because she thought it was cute. Apparently, I also have some crow on my plate.

  3. Pete says:

    I was curious, so I clicked on the link. That has to be one of the worst shopping web sites I have EVER seen. It is so frustrating I searched elsewhere for a similar tool. That’s probably not what the web designer intended.

  4. Frank says:

    I did the same thing Pete, The Craftsman site that link goes to while pretty cool is not is not really intended for shopping. Any link that is included should go to the actual item. I know what the address of the craftsman site is, how about a helpful link to the actual product you are talking about? After 5 minutes of searching I was able to find this, I think this is it although it is the 3pc set:

  5. Pete says:

    Frank said, “The Craftsman site that link goes to while pretty cool is not is not really intended for shopping.”

    In other words I was tricked into clicking on a tool pron site!

  6. Frank says:

    That is pretty much all that craftsman site is. LOL

  7. Joe Birmingham says:

    I have one of those with the 1/4 drive tip so it will take sockets. I keep it on my 1/4 ratchet and use it has a hefty thumbwheel. Most small fasteners that you would use a 1/4 drive ratchet don’t take that much torque. Using them together works better than using either by itself because you can spin the socket faster because your palm is holding the ratchet. (If that makes sense.)

  8. Jim K. says:

    I used to keep one of these around my desk at work (in a museum) and would use it as a tiny palm driver to make quick work of tightening some of the hardware on our exhibits which was always coming loose from the kids beating on things all day.

  9. Tom Jackson says:

    I have one of these, with the aluminum thumbwheel removed, epoxied onto a quarter-inch T-handle Allen wrench. (To do this, you’ll have to file a little bit off two opposite corners of the Allen, for a snug fit in the square end of the adapter.) This makes a very useful T-handle screwdriver that will take any standard bit.

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