Magnetic Two-stage Bit-tip Holder

Last week I was in the shop and a friend had to reach a skosh farther into a cabinet than he anticipated. The screw he was after was just beyond the reach of his drill/driver and its magnetic, bit-tip holder. I had a longer holder, but it was clear across the shop in the cabinet – that was at least 20 feet away. (Sad, huh?)

What I had within reach, however, was a second short, bit-tip holder. I pulled the Phillips tip out of the holder that was chucked in the drill, slipped the second holder into the first then slide the bit tip into the end of  holder #2. His reach was extended almost another 3″. That screw in need of driving was well within reach of this two-stage, magnetic, bit-tip holder.

Would you consider this thinking outside the box, or a lazy man’s way to save time and energy?

— Glen D. Huey

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2 thoughts on “Magnetic Two-stage Bit-tip Holder

  1. Little bit of both… most really useful inventions come from lazy people looking to save time and energy by thinking outside the box. 🙂

    1. I think I take offense to your comment, but you are a wise man.

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