Klein Tools introduces the Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver in the common ¼” and 5/16” sizes to eliminate changing tools while on the job. The unique patented tip slides back and forth between the two common hex sizes and features a rare-earth magnetic tip to hold screws in place while fastening.
It utilizes a thumb nut twist to lock in the tip settings. Also, the Hex Head Slide Driver features a cushion grip for added comfort and torque, which exceeds ASME torque requirements. This tool features Klein’s patented “Tip-Ident” on the top of the handle for quick and easy tool identification. The 2-1 Hex Head Slide Driver is available in two different shank lengths, 1-1/2″ and 6″.
“Tradespeople have multiple hex drivers in their tool bag. This not only adds weight to their bag, but can also make it difficult to find the right hex size tool quickly. We developed a unique, patented hex head driver that features two hex heads and a magnetic tip to hold screws in place while fastening. Tradespeople can even chose from different shank lengths for a more comfortable, easy-to-use tool.”
Raul Rosales, senior product manager at Klein Tools
A Closer Look at Those Features
The Slide Drive sits in one of two positions – out is 5/16″, in is 1/4″. The magnet holds well in both positions.
Once you select the size you need, twist the lock in place to ensure it doesn’t move on you in the 5/16″ position. The mechanism is metal in construction with a solid build. It will lock tight in the out position, but if you twist it up in the 1/4″ position, it will pop out to 5/16″.
The cushion grip is Klein’s typical style. There are no surprises on the stubby, but the long shaft could have a longer grip.
The “Tip-Ident” is really nice. Since you typically have your driver stored handle up, you can easily see which one is your Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver.
The Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver seems a great addition to have in the tool box. Because of its ability to transition easily between a 1/4″ and 5/16″ sizes, it eliminates the need for an extra tool. The cushioned grip is comfortable and allows me to wrench down hard when the need arises, and the labeling on the top of the handle makes it easier to find when I’m down into my tool bag. The Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver is a handy tool to have around for HVAC and electrical applications.
Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver Key Features
- Unique, patented tip switches from 1/4 inch size to 5/16 inch size
- Magnetic regardless of which driver is selected
- Twist the thumb nut to lock tip setting
- Cushion-Grip handle for added torque and comfort
- U.S. Patent 7,654,175 B2
Klein 2-in-1 Hex Head Slide Driver Specs
- Overall Length: 3-23/64” (85.3 mm) or 10-1/4” (260.4 mm)
- Handle Length: 1.85” (47 mm) or 4-5/16” (109.5 mm)
- Handle Type: Cushion-Grip
- Shank Length: 1.5” (38.1 mm) or 6” (152.4 mm)
- Special Features: Slide Drive
- Price: $19.99 Stubby, $24.99 6″ Shaft