Unless you’re a janitor or in the video game repair business, you’ll probably only need security bits about as often as the Cowboys make it to the Superbowl. Still, it’d suck to be out of beer and burgers when it actually happens. That makes ’em the perfect cheap-ass tool buy. And for a whoppin’ $10, Harbor Freight will hand you the set above, including bits for hex, hollow-hex, Pozi, Torx, hollow-tip Torx, square, and spline fasteners, plus some slotted and Phillips to boot.
You also get some accessories, including what looks like a magnetic driver, some adapters, and a Y-looking thing (see enlargement above). The description calls this a “hook hanging bit,” but I’ll admit to complete ignorance as to what you’re supposed to do with it or how. If you know, please share. I’m stumped and Google couldn’t help me.
The set doesn’t include a driver, so you’ll need to bring your own. If you’re a regular Toolmonger reader, I’m betting you already have one (or ten) floating around, but if you don’t they sell plenty of ’em as well. My advice: order online. If you walk into the store, you’re likely to come out with a grocery cart full of other cheap-ass stuff, some of which you’ll be very happy to own and some of which you’ll find yourself looking at months later scratching your head thinking “Why the hell did I buy this?” HF is downright dangerous that way.
100-Piece Security Bit Set [Harbor Freight]