How to Make a Driver for Your Allen Wrench Set
Check out this easy trick upgrade for your allen wrench set.
Every pro has a few loose allen wrenches lying around in the bottom of their tool bags, separated from their full sets and looking for a new purpose. 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. This process could even be done with an entire set of allen wrenches to create a collection of drivers of various sizes.
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Check Out These Hand Tool Hacks and Modifications for Woodworking:Family Handyman Hand tools normally work perfectly for the job they were intended. But sometimes, you need modify that hand tool—make a hand tool hack.
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