While testing the new Craftsman Mach screwdriver, I thought about my T-handle screwdriver bit drivers. While some are short and not very conducive to fast-spinning tasks, I have one that can be twirled around with ease. I did a bit of searching and found that there are similar T-handle speed wrenches with 1/4″ and 3/8″ square drives.
The Sunex T-handle speed wrench set, shown above, comes with 1/4″ and 3/8″ drive sizes. There’s a repositionable free-spinning grip on each driver that can be moved to any of 4 positions on the shaft. This means you could stabilize the driver with one hand and spin it with the other.
Although these speed wrenches have simple mechanics, they work remarkably well. They do a great job of shortening how long it takes to install or remove long fasteners, and don’t require much elbow grease either.
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Update: Motion Pro also makes reasonably inexpensive speeder/spinner handles (via Amazon, via Moto Superstore (thanks Fred!), but it looks like the free-spinning grips are fixed in place. If you just want one size, one of these might be the better option.
There are many variations of T-handle speeder wrenches, including a 1/4″ version from Mac Tools that has a magnetic tip to better hold fasteners through sockets. The magnetic tip looks to work similar to the Gearwrench magnetic extensions we tested and reviewed a long time ago.
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