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What camp do you fall in. Long Bits or just a long bit holder...

The majority of my fastener is Torx *GRX* and slowly finishing off my square drives.

I do have long bits for the squares.
For the GRK's, I'm using Wiha torx bits on a Wera bit holder.
Looking to get more compact with a 1 piece bit.

Have yet to find any good quality long bits in the Torx - either by Apex, Wiha or Wera...(preferred selections of bits).

Curious what's you go to stash/method on driver bits
 

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What camp do you fall in. Long Bits or just a long bit holder...

The majority of my fastener is Torx *GRX* and slowly finishing off my square drives.

I do have long bits for the squares.
For the GRK's, I'm using Wiha torx bits on a Wera bit holder.
Looking to get more compact with a 1 piece bit.

Have yet to find any good quality long bits in the Torx - either by Apex, Wiha or Wera...(preferred selections of bits).

Curious what's you go to stash/method on driver bits
Bit holders, but I keep long bits because sometimes bit holders are too fat.
 
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Bit holders, 1" bit inserts are much cheaper. The holders last..... well until I loose them.
 

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I prefer long bits and no holder as they are thinner and give me a better view. I do use holders sometimes, though. Haven't found any bits that are exceptional, though. I just change them as needed.
 

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I don't like to skimp in bits....they either work or frustrate the **** out of you.

The ones I prefer (wiha, wera) don't make them in long lengths. Grrrr.

So I either use the fatty rapidator holder or the old skool metal collar 1 piece holders.
Bought a Wiha, worst $16+ bit holder I ever spent...
 

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I like to have both around. My longest bit is longer than a my longest bit holder. Don't have to get all up inside casework when your slaming boxes.
 

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I prefer long bits.I use a lot of screws in channel, soffit j and siding. Bit holders are just to bulky for what I do. Although I do have some holders for special extra long reach work.
 

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Wera magnetic bit holder. I can't stand not having the magnet. Everything falls off. The wera is nice cause the bit locks in so it can pull out.
I have some long bits for when a holder is too large.
 

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Always 2" or longer. Want the best driver bits for grk? Buy the grk driver bits. If you're going into real hard material with the t-10 and you're using an impact you'll probably break the tip, use a predrill to prevent breaking the tip.
The GRK bits are absolute crap. Even with GRK screws they suck. GRK screws, however, are great.

Wera magnetic bit holder. I can't stand not having the magnet. Everything falls off. The wera is nice cause the bit locks in so it can pull out.
I have some long bits for when a holder is too large.
Wera makes the best bit holders.

Wiha makes the best bits.
 

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long bits 99% of the time, i hate bit holders as the bit alwasy comes out when driving screws with my impact driver
 
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Never found a holder that will hold 100% of the time. I use long bits about 85% of the time. The only time I use a holder is when I need to change bits, however lately I have just pulled out my spare impact and loaded it with the other bit I needed.
 
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