Update: Sold out.
Over at I Heart Engineering, they are shifting their business focus more towards their TurtleBot robot-related products and less on tools. They are also moving to a new location. Because of this, they are auctioning off a lot of their leftover tool-related inventory and a bunch of used equipment.
This Engineer L-Wrench (DR-50) is a compact removable bit driver that features spring-action bit retention, and it comes with (10) bits – 8 Torx and 2 double-ended Phillips and slotted combination bits.
I bought one of these but with a standard bit selection, and it is a superb tool. I also own a similar styled L-wrench from a US manufacturer, and its built-in magnet became unglued and popped out the day I bought it. That’s partially why I have like the Engineer driver’s spring-based bit holder so much.
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Over at Amazon, the price (via I Heart Engineering) is just shy of $22 including shipping ($16.33 + $5.33). The unit price is a little cheaper via their website, but shipping rates are higher ($14.20 + $14.24).
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Made in Japan.
Right now it appears that there are 6 to 8 drivers left in stock.
Full retail price: $34-40. When I purchased the DR-07, which is the same tool but with different bits, it was $28 plus shipping at Amazon. Now that model is $33 and change with free shipping from another vendor.
Also recommended: Engineer PH-55 Scissors ($12 via IHE at Amazon). I also ordered these back when they were full price and like them a lot. They are a bit small, which is not a bad thing, but it is something to be mindful of.
There are a bunch of other goodies included in the auction. If you see something you’re interested in, act fast; I didn’t and the anti-static mat I wanted was removed from my cart just before checkout as someone else snagged it.
Prices will continue to drop every hour, with an added ~20% discount each day. This is Day 4 of the auction.