With these new time saving devices you can drill a pilot hole and switch a Philips screwdriver or nutsetter shank to a drill bit in a matter of seconds.
Many tool sheds house a tool that may no longer be in service. Sure there was a time when the drill was used on a regular basis, but that was before the chuck key wore off the edges and the chuck never stayed tight enough to hold the drill bit securely. Because it was a faithful friend is remains as an ode to what once was.
Today there is an entirely new era in drill bit progression. With the advent of the quick connect drill bits it becomes possible for a home improvement specialist or weekend warrior to simply remove a hexagon shaped shank from universal connector and move on quickly from one function to the next. With these new time saving devices you can drill a pilot hole and switch a Philips screwdriver or nutsetter shank to a drill bit in a matter of seconds.
If you recall former experiences with drills you may remember skinned knuckles and frustration when you learn that you just tightened the wrong drill bit in the chuck. Today, all major power tool companies provide quick connect drill bits and these new connections are rendering their predecessors entirely obsolete.
Manufacturers will use either knurled metal or rubber to allow the custom hex shank to grip inside the quick release chamber. The locking mechanisms are generally ball bearing while the release chamber requires users to generally push or pull the locking mechanism to release the quick release drill bit.
With so many handy folk using cordless drills it is a safe bet that they can be outfitted with a quick release drill bit system. It is an equally safe bet that once you try quick release you will never want to go back to common keyed chuck drills again.
Check your favorite hardware store or shop on line. The selection is outstanding, and with a quick online search you will be able to compare vital information on name brand quick release drill bits so you can make your selection with confidence.
And the first time you use your new quick release drill bit kit you might just remember this article and discover feelings of gratitude.
There are just two words left to say, “You’re welcome.”