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Old 07-07-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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like the idea, but I am sick of Klein's terrible screwdriver bits, mostly the phillips and the square...just ordered a Wera phillips and a Wera square bit, wondered if there is a 10-in-1 alternative that someone could recommend...
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:35 PM   #2
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like the idea, but I am sick of Klein's terrible screwdriver bits, mostly the phillips and the square...just ordered a Wera phillips and a Wera square bit, wondered if there is a 10-in-1 alternative that someone could recommend...
Do you plan to use the Wera bits in the 10 n 1 ? Personally, I like the 10 n 1.
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I agree Klein has definatly taken a nose dive. I think im gonna go to their websight and let them know what I think. It wouldnt be a bad idea if some of you other fellas did to.
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We use the B&D 6v cordless screwdrivers and Stanley driver tip set that has what is essentially a 1/4" hex version of the 10-in-1. There's flat and philips, and S1 and S2 squares. Plus, 1/4" and 5/16" (or is it 3/8"?) when you pull out the tips.

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I agree Klein has definatly taken a nose dive. I think im gonna go to their websight and let them know what I think. It wouldnt be a bad idea if some of you other fellas did to.

I already have, many times. Never got a reply. But please do so!
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I really got no beef with the 11-in-1 from klein. Wera /whia are good tools though. I just have issues with them fitting correctly in US screws and such.

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I really got no beef with the 11-in-1 from klein. Wera /whia are good tools though. I just have issues with them fitting correctly in US screws and such.

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I just don't get the US (Phillips) screws?
They don't stay on the end of your driver..
Canadian (Robertson) screws do.

Just saying
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I just don't get the US (Phillips) screws?
They don't stay on the end of your driver..
Canadian (Robertson) screws do.

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I totally agree with you. Some phillips screws stay on, some dont. I use robertson as much as possible [where avalible] They do get the best torque without cam-out.

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I've had my 10 in 1 for over a year and I've never had a problem, except for the other day, I think it's been so humid down here it began to rust, that I couldn't flip the #2 philips around to the flathead without using my linemans to pull it out.

Any oil that it came manufactured with is long gone.
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I like the lenox 9 in 1 or the irwin 9 in 1 they look the same.
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I like the lenox 9 in 1 or the irwin 9 in 1 they look the same.

I believe Irwin is owned by Lenox.
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cobalt has been holding up for me, and im using it on motors and transmissions
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I have been using this one from Ideal for a couple of years and really like it.
http://www.idealindustries.com/prodD...iver&l3=35-908
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I lost the most important bit from my 10 in 1...the robertson bit
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I lost the most important bit from my 10 in 1...the robertson bit
You can sometimes find the replacement bits at some supply houses. Only a couple of bucks.
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You can sometimes find the replacement bits at some supply houses. Only a couple of bucks.
Yea, but then I used it as a 1/4" nut driver and it's all messed up lol Time for a new one. I haven't seen the 11 in 1 around anywhere, I want one!
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Had a Klein 10 in 1 a few years ago, the bits kept getting stuck in my pouch and one day I finally had it with the damned thing and tossed it in a slab as concrete was being poured.

Ever since I've been using a couple Wiha and Wera drivers that accept standard 1/4" hex bits and for the price I think the the MegaPro 15 in 1 Original is tough to beat, though I see now they've expanded the line a whole lot since I bought mine 5 years ago.... I just might be buying a new one soon.

Though lately I don't even carry screwdrivers (not entirely accurate, I still have them but very rarely do I ever take them out of the truck) on me at all except for my big flat beaters and I primarily use the Milwaukee 12V sub-compact driver.
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Had a Klein 10 in 1 a few years ago, the bits kept getting stuck in my pouch and one day I finally had it with the damned thing and tossed it in a slab as concrete was being poured.

Ever since I've been using a couple Wiha and Wera drivers that accept standard 1/4" hex bits and for the price I think the the MegaPro 15 in 1 Original is tough to beat, though I see now they've expanded the line a whole lot since I bought mine 5 years ago.... I just might be buying a new one soon.

Though lately I don't even carry screwdrivers (not entirely accurate, I still have them but very rarely do I ever take them out of the truck) on me at all except for my big flat beaters and I primarily use the Milwaukee 12V sub-compact driver.
just showed this to my brother(aircraft mechanic) and he ordered 2.

ill see if i can get him to do a review. all he uses is snap on and craftsman.
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