I have never seen any, but for quite some time I have been on the lookout for hex driver bits that have the following features:
- 4"+ Long
- Hollow Shaft
- Magnetic Nut Retaining Ring in Head
- 1/4" Hex Shank (Instead of Handles)
- Metric and SAE Sizes
Has anyone else ever seen such a beast?
The Klein power nut drivers in 5" are almost exactly what I’m looking for - but they’re only available in 7/16, 1/2 and 9/16 sizes (was hoping for full sets.) Looks like they have some shorter hollow shaft variants for 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8 that would probably still work for me, though. I’m not an electrician, so that’s probably why I haven’t seen them before; never even thought to check with Klein, since I don’t really think of their brand for this kind of tool. I suppose I could continue getting by with the non hollow shaft drivers for the occasional metric stuff I run into. Was just hoping to get a whole matching set to satisfy my fetish for tool uniformity.
Tool Uniformity you say???
That’s what made me end up with 12 Bosch tools based on their now WAY outdated 18v Blue Core battery source. They really got me in the early 2000s
Hollow for threaded rod? At that point I don’t know you will see a full set if only becasue the common uses for threaded rod is mostly electrical work and those Klein sizes are the common sized.
Outside of that it almost sounds like you want longer sockets. Now some years ago I did find a set of extra long 1/4 drive sockets. Not sure they were 4 inches but they were probably 3+. no magnets
They most likely also come in metric too. but I’ll warn you there were expensive if I recall made by Cromwell tool or perhaps MAC. and I really saw no reason to use them. Today you find some speciality long sockets like there is an extra long spark plug socket. and some extra long 19mm and 22 mm which are common tire lug sizes.