Why did the ball end Allen wrench?
The ball end makes it easier to slide the key into the receiving slot. It allows you to reach at an offset 30 degree angle so that you can feel your way to the needed position much faster – great for blind or difficult areas to reach or if the bolt or screw is close to an obstruction on one side.
What is a tip screwdriver?
Drive Tip or Bit Alternatively, it can be an interchangeable part known as a driver – similar to drill bits. These are designed for use with multi-bit tools. The tip may also be known as the screwdriver head.
What screwdriver has a star tip?
Called Torx, 6 point, and star, Torx are a 6 pointed star shaped screwdriver. Originally designed in the 60’s to outperform hex screws, Torx is a trademarked name for a screwdriver that fits Torx screws, commonly seen in sizes Torx 6 to Torx 40 (or T6 to T40).
Where are Bondhus tools made?
Bondhus Corporation is located in Monticello, Minnesota – USA; about 40 minutes from Minneapolis. Bondhus employees are proud of our Company and the tools we make. Our Ball, Hex, and TORX® tools are made in our Monticello manufacturing facility, just across the street from the Mighty Mississippi River.
Are hex bits and Allen keys the same?
A hex key, also known as an Allen key or Allen wrench, is a small handheld tool that’s used for for driving bolts and screws with a hexagonal socket. They are available in many different sizes, though they all have the same hexagonal-shaped tip. To learn more about hex keys and the benefits they offer, keep reading.
What is Torx key?
Torx keys are also commonly known as star keys. Like hexagon allen keys, most torx keys are small enough to be carried in a pocket and enable the user to drive the appropriate fasteners without needing a separate screwdriver or power tool.
What are the 3 types of screwdriver?
Types of Screwdriver Heads
- Phillips Head. AKA: Cross head screwdriver. If you only own one screwdriver, this is the one you want.
- Flat Head. AKA: Straight head, flat blade, slotted screwdriver.
- Allen Wrench. AKA: Hex key, Allen key, hex screwdriver, Ikea wrench.
Why is it called Phillips screwdriver?
Henry Frank Phillips (June 4, 1889 – April 13, 1958) was an American businessman from Portland, Oregon. The Phillips-head (“crosshead”) screw and screwdriver are named after him.
Are Bondhus tools good?
Bondhus hex keys and hex tools are very well built. They might be the last hex tools you ever need. In addition to great quality and reasonable pricing, they’re made in the USA. I like the BriteGuard and GoldGuard finish drivers for hex keys, as they’re easier to clean and feel better in-hand.
Can I put an Allen wrench in a drill?
Turn those lonely allen wrenches into an entirely new tool by cutting off the branch of the “L” shape and creating a straight hex driver that can fit into the chuck of any power drill, just like a normal drill bit.