Over at ToolGuyd – Stuart posted about a new hex bit socket set from Wera. He had previously discussed the topic of driver bits and holders versus dedicated sockets.
As usual “there are many different ways to skin a cat” – or in this case drive a hex-socket screw.
Here are a few:
Probably the cheapest – and sometimes the least satisfactory – means is to use a “L-Key”. Because this is an inexpensive tool – it is often included with “some assembly required” furniture kits and other things you buy that need to have socket screws installed. They are also sold individually or in sets, some with straight ends or
some with ball-ends:
some tamper resistant
some with screw-holding features
some with magnetic tips