The Wera Rapidaptor has got to be one of my favorite tool accessories of all time.
There are several varieties – I prefer the 889/4/1 K, which is a 2-inch bit holder with self-locking and quick-release collar.
It securely holds 1″ screwdriver bits, and also 2″ power-style bits.
Once inserted, the bit holder and inserted screwdriver bit form a rock-solid connection that feels almost as if it’s a one-piece construction.
Combine its solid connection with quick insertion and release capabilities, and the Rapidaptor is a joy to use.
The only downside is that the Rapidaptor can only be used in hand tools and cordless drills and screwdrivers; it’s not impact-rated. Wera does have other bit holders – Impaktor – that are impact-rated.
I bought my first Wera Rapidaptor 13-1/2 years ago, and would buy it again, and again, and again.
If you don’t need any sockets, there’s a less expensive 30pc Bit-Check (at Amazon).
You will also find a Rapidaptor at the end of the Wera Kraftform Kompakt screwdriver kit (at Amazon). This one is longer, but functions the same. You can buy the extended length Rapidaptor separately (~$20 at Amazon), but that’s more than half the price of the entire screwdriver set.
Wera’s mini screwdriver handle (~$19 at Amazon) also features a built-in Rapidaptor.
You’ll find this awesome little accessory built into a lot of Wera hand tools, and included in many kits and assortments.
Whichever format it comes in, the Rapidaptor is awesome.
The bare Rapidaptor was a great introduction for me, and I would also recommend Wera’s mini screwdriver handle as a potential starting point. The Kraftform Komakt also has a fantastic implementation, and you can remove the long Rapidaptor for use with other tools.