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Columbia River Knife and Tool designed the Get-A-Way Driver Multi-Tool to be part of their ID (Inspired Design) tool system, but it also stands alone as its own tool. It carries four insert bits with spring-loaded detents which keep them secured in the bit driver. It also functions as a flashlight, 10mm wrench, bottle opener, and oxygen bottle wrench.

Weighing only 1.9 oz., the tool is only 3.75″ long and 1/2″ thick. The bit driver can be placed at the end of the tool and used as a straight screwdriver or placed on the side and used as a right angle driver for when you need extra torque. The flashlight requires two R927 3V lithium batteries.

CRKT sells two models of the Get-A-Way driver. One model comes with 2 flat and 2 Phillips-tipped drivers, and the other comes with T5, T6, T8, and T10 Torx bits. They claim the tool uses standard insert bits so maybe you can carry other bits you commonly use. Pricing for either model starts at $11.

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4 Responses to A Get-A-Way Driver You Can Depend On

  1. ToolGuyd says:

    Ben, by any chance do you recall where it mentions that insert bits can be carried and used by the tool?

    I’ve seen the included bits described as “full size hex bits” but still have my doubts as to whether insert bits can be used with the tool.

    The included bits have spring loaded balls, presumably to keep them in the holder and in the driver. To me this suggests that insert bits cannot be as securely carried in the tool or mounted in the bit holder.

    If standard 1″ insert bits were included with the tool from the start, I would have ordered one (or two) when they were first released.

  2. Here’s the line right off the picture on their website (I had to retype it, not copy it so hopefully it’s verbatim):

    “As a compact screwdriver I have four standard flat and Phillips hex bits to tackle almost any job”

    It depends on what CRKT means by “standard.”

    By using the word standard they kind of imply the tool would both hold and use standard insert bits, but I meant that if it used “standard” bits you could carry additional bits in your pocket and use them with the driver, but what I wrote doesn’t make that exactly clear. Sorry.

    You make a good point about them not staying in the driver. If they fit in the bit holder but don’t stay they are going to be a pain in the butt to use.

    I guess this is a good question for anybody that owns the Get-A-Way Driver. Can it store and use standard bits?

  3. ToolGuyd says:

    That’s what I mean – the official wording is frustratingly ambiguous.”Standard” can also refer to the bits’ tips to distinguish them from the flattened, truncated, or similarly modified bits that are normally found in pocket tools and multi-tools.

  4. Gordon DeWitte says:

    I have one that I bought during a weak moment some time ago. Its “standard” bit are 3/4″ long with a ball-bearing detent (as ToolGuyd noted, and which you can see in the picture). All of my other “standard” bits are ~1″ long with no ball-bearing detent (and often held in the handle by a magnet, or the handle’s own ball-bearing or spring clip), and they just slip though the holder.

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