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Drill/drive kit with hex key on the unit?

Posted by ElGrecus (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 27, 13 at 23:16

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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RE: Drill/drive kit with hex key on the unit?

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.


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RE: Drill/drive kit with hex key on the unit?

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!


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