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post #1 of 7 Old 05-05-2010, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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I'm at The National Hardware Show in Las Vegas. I've seen things that are interesting. I even picked up a pair of those nail pulling pliers.

I came across a screw driver bit from

http://www.rayinnovations.com/

They are about $2 a piece and will fit in your drill/driver. What is unique about this product is that there is a magnet surrounding the tip of the driver bit. As a demo they take a screw put it on the bit and drive it at an angle into some 2 x 4 s. So what is unique about that? Starting and driving the screw is done with one hand, the hand that is holding the drill.

They come in packs of 6 for $9 plus tax and $5 shipping. Yeah a little expensive. However we can expect to see these nifty magnetic bits in hardware stores and woodworking supply houses. I was able to secure a sample driver bit. I know that when I see them in stores I'll be buying additional bits.

And no, other than the sample (Robertson) bit, I have no financial interest in the company. It is just a nifty product that all woodworkers would be interested in.

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Thanx rich,

That looks really cool!

Is this a 24 hr. show or are you gonna take in some other shows?

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definitely a cool product ... thanks for letting us know about it ... I'm gonna have to get me some of those. Doesn't even seem all that expensive given the frustration it should alleviate.

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Has the wind died down in Vegas yet? I was there all of last week and it was like a hurricane for the last few days. Gusts up to 50mph.

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Looks like a cool idea. I wonder if the collar will keep the bit from countersinking the screw.






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Looks like a cool idea. I wonder if the collar will keep the bit from countersinking the screw.
Mike,
The size of the magnet is about the diameter of the head of the screw. I haven't tried the bit yet. I only got home about an hour ago.

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