I have posted about Bondhus T-handle ball hex drivers before, with the last time being more than 2-1/2 years ago. It’s time for a refresher.
These tools are absolutely indispensable for accessing fasteners in tight spaces. The T-shaped handles allow for strong leverage and ball hex end and length of the shaft combined allow for flexibility in accessing fasteners.
On top of their convenience, these tools – like all Bondhus hex tools I’ve used – are strong and durable.
There are different versions of these T-handle sets one comes with a small stand, and the other doesn’t. You can always buy the stand separately if you’d like.
I have one set with a stand, and the other two I purchased without it to save a few dollars.
The smaller sizes in these sets do not have ball ends, they have straight hex ends.
(If you’re not familiar with ball end hex keys, visit this post next: Ball Hex vs. Straight Hex Tools.)
Ball end hex tips have reduced diameters, and this can be a weak point. With very narrow ball hex drivers, too much torque can result in the ball shearing right off the tool. Often this means the ball end is wedged and trapped inside of a fastener head, and what that happens you’re in for a challenge in finding a way to remove it.
Inch Sizes: 3/32″, 7/64″, 1/8″, 9/64″, 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″
9/64″ and smaller are straight hex, 5/32″ and larger have ball hex ends.
Metric Sizes: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
3mm and smaller are straight hex, 4mm and larger have ball hex ends.
Bondhus tools are made in the USA and are usually very fairly priced.
If you’re interested, here’s a YouTube Short I put together:
These aren’t the only hex tools I use, but they come in very handy.
There are all kinds of hex tools, here’s a look at some more unique options: