Klein Tools has come out with a new 1/4″ hex drive mini bit ratchet and bit set, model 65200. It comes with a bit ratchet, 1/4″ hex to square adapter for use with standard sockets, and 4 common-sized screwdriver bits.
The new Klein bit ratchet has a unique shape that features a finger loop built into the handle, which Klein says gives users greater control.
The ratchet has a 72 tooth mechanism for a 5° swing arc for use in tight or obstructed areas.
Features & Specs
- 72 tooth ratcheting mechanism
- 1/4″ hex bit holder – doubles as a 1/4″ nut driver
- 5/16″ nut driver on the reverse side
- Set includes a 1/4″ socket adapter
- Ring magnet and bit clip for screwdriver bit retention
- Handle loop for one-hand driving and storage or carrying options
- Bits: Phillips #1, #2, Slotted 3/16″, 1/4″
- Nutdriver sizes: 1/4″, 5/16″
Thank you to Abe for the tip!
The new Klein bit ratchet has 1/4″ and 5/16″ nutdriver sizes and comes with an assortment of 4 screwdriver bits, plus the 1/4″ hex to square drive adapter. It also looks to feature a manual spinner ring and a direction lever switch. And it only costs $15?
Most bit ratchets have teeny tiny handles. The large ring that Klein built into the end of the handle looks like it might be as convenient as claimed. I can see it potentially allowing for a better grip, plus it could allow for easier storage.
What’s the downside to a tool like this, especially given the very affordable pricing?
I can’t speak as to how suitable it might for electrical applications, but there are certainly a number of general everyday fastening tasks it might work well for.
Update: The image of the Klein bit set has been updated. There was an error in the original.