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    Palm bit holder

    Sometime ago, I made two versions of palm bit holders.

    The first one was made with a magnetic bit holder and a leftover piece of cedar (red arrow in the first image):

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    The second one was made with a 1/4” socket bit and a piece of apple wood.

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    These palm bit holders are useful when there is limited access for conventional screwdrivers or wrenches. Of course, there are commercial items, and some of them include ratcheting mechanism (https://www.google.com.mx/search?q=1...alm+bit+holder)

    Regards, morsa.

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    Very nicely done and wood is much easier on the hands than metal.

    I have a commercial version, all metal and ratcheting, that is fitted with a 1/4" square drive for sockets. Very handy indeed. It's amazing how much torque one can generate with that extra inch or so of radius.
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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Palm Bit Holder to our Woodworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Palm Bit Holder to our Woodworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Thanks, mklotz. I agree with you.
    For the same purpose, time after making these palm bit holders, I bought a universal grip wrench from HFT (Universal Grip Wrench), and a finger grip socket adapter from Craftsman (Sears.com). They are really useful, but sometimes I prefer to use the ones I made.


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