Bit Leash helps the busy handyperson bystoring drill bits right on the power tool. Bits in your toolkit are small and easily can get lost in the day to day, which can be annoying when you can’t find the one you’re looking for. Additionally, having your bits attached at all times means you can have the ones you use the most ready to go when you need them, with no delay to starting work.
In a Bit Leash, one end holds the bit (inside a rotating bearing which allows it to spin) and the other end is clipped onto the tool.
2. Guide to Bit Types
A bit is inserted into a drilling power tool to drill (a.k.a. drive) screws into a surface. Bits can be used with most drilling power tools, such as screwdrivers or bit drivers/impact drivers for example. Screws come in a variety of shapes and you need the matching bits to screw them in correctly.
Bits and the Matching Screw Types
A very popular type, always a good choice. Cross shaped screw and arrow shaped bit. Used for standard projects like hanging a picture or building a deck. See our Which Ones Should I Get? list to see more examples of how they are used.
Square bits, also known as Robertson bits (invented by a Canadian!). Popular with DIYers, tradesmen and contractors for their projects (see our Which Ones Should I Get? list to see our recommended choices for different jobs & projects). We have two sizes available: small#1 square (7/64″ / 2.778mm) and the large#2 square (1/8″ / 3.175mm).
A commonly used screw, especially in Ikea furniture. These screws often come in a variety of specific sizes, so hex bits usually come in sets. May save your relationship during Ikea builds. Great for putting in self drilling metal screws on sheet metal or in cladding outer layers.
Has multiple head shapes all in one Bit Leash (includes cross head, square, and star shaped Torx). Different heads can be inserted into the socket as needed. All the benefits of the aforementioned bit shapes in one.
Socket adapters are used to attach sockets onto your power tool, which allows for more tool functions. You can switch from using your tool as a screwdriver to a high speed wrench for example. We offer adapters for square in 1/4″ and 1/2″ sizes.
This product is interchangeable with a drill and impact drivers so no need to worry. A belt clip carabiner is included with your Bit Leash purchase, so as long as that is attached to the drill you’re good to go! And if you don’t have a belt clip we have a universal lanyard option!
Can you work with the Bit Leash attached?Brad VanSickle2020-11-20T15:54:28-05:00