I just ordered a second set of Bondhus T-handle ball hex drivers. Not because I wanted to, but because I had to.
Let me start at the beginning. These tools are indispensable for accessing fasteners in tight spaces. The T-shaped handles allow for strong leverage, the length of the shaft allows for greater flexibility in accessing fasteners, and the tools are strong and durable.
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I have been using a Bondhus set of metric ball hex drivers for years, and only ordered a set of inch drivers about a year ago.
There are two versions of the 10pc set – one that comes with a small stand, and one that doesn’t. Since I could always get the stand separately if needed, I bought the set that doesn’t come with one, to save a few dollars.
I have been using these Bondhus ball hex drivers quite a bit since I bought it, and often take a size or two back and forth between workspaces.
It has become a hassle, taking them back and forth, because sometimes I can’t find the size I need. And, I somehow misplaced my 1/8″ driver. (The 1/8″ driver is actually straight hex, because ball tips can more easily shear off the smallest hex driver sizes.)
I have no shortage of hex key sets, and was able to make do, but I have a lot more hex fastener work ahead of me.
I could just buy a replacement 1/8″ driver, but I’ve been down this path a few times in recent months.
So, I purchased a second set – this time with a stand – to live in the garage workshop, or maybe the basement.
One could argue that I wouldn’t have this issue if I were better organized, but that’s a different issue, one I’m slowly tackling as I can.
Long story short, Bondhus’s T-handle ball hex driver set is so indispensable to me, that I purchased another set that they’re always accessible where I might need them.
For the most part, I really like Bondhus tools. They’re made in the USA, and fairly priced.
The pricing can fluctuate, but I’ve found that Amazon has the best pricing.
In December 2017, I paid $34.82 for the set without a stand, and it’s currently $30-33. Today, I paid $33.95 for the set with a stand (plus tax). I wouldn’t be surprised if it went back up to $36+ again soon.
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The handles on my metric set, which I originally bought years ago for working on my mountain bike since Park Tools were too pricey, have held up well, and so have the tips.
Bondhus is one of the brands that opened me up to a whole world of tools outside big box offerings.
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