Drill/drive kit with hex key on the unit?

ElGrecusDecember 27, 2013

This is pretty picky, but I've had a Ryobi drill/drive set for a while and it was great. It got too beat up to use (bent it so it won't drill straight) so I looked for a replacement. The new ones by Ryobi and Dewalt all have a hex key separate from the unit, which is really inconvenient. Who wants to go searching for that hex key when you break a bit?

In the attached picture you can see that the old set has a hex key built right into the end of the driver shank. Great idea! But I can't find a Ryobi or Dewalt, or any other maker's set that has that feature. Can anyone help me with this? Thanks in advance!

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I purchased mine from Sears a few years ago and they have the integrated hex key. In fact the four i have look exactly like the one you are showing.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2013 at 7:58PM
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Hello Nod702,

They seem to be out. I checked Sears. Oh well... it was a nice design. I'm going to try to straighten the one I have. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for the reply and happy new year!

    Bookmark   January 3, 2014 at 1:12AM
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