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Bit Pit 2271

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Bit Pit
« on: December 17, 2015, 04:18:25 PM »
I found this whilst looking for something else this morning, at first I thought why bother but on reflection it could be useful for keeping extra bits on a keyring.

But at £7.39 is felt a bit expensive, especially as I can get a standard quick release bit holder for £2.49. So my next little project will be to cut down a spare one and drill it for a split ring. Watch this space for the result.

PS sorry if this has been covered before but the search function came back with nothing.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2015, 04:20:52 PM by AMK »
No Life Club Posts: 4,681 Captain's Apprentice
Re: Bit Pit
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015, 05:17:52 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen one! Kinda expensive but it at least comes in some color :D
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 12,152 North American Meetup: May13-15 2011
Re: Bit Pit
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 05:47:02 PM »
That's sort of cool. 

This is just me thinking, but if it had a 4mm hex end (the end with the keyring), it would be a great way to carry a bit adaptor for a Cybertool.  :)

Jr. Member Posts: 63
Re: Bit Pit
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 08:46:50 PM »
I am working on one with a quick release and a 1/4 socket drive on the other.  I have a couple friends wanting me to make them for them also,  I will post pics when it is finished. 

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No Life Club Posts: 3,867
Re: Bit Pit
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 09:23:24 PM »
Doing it the hardest way possible to save a few quid  8)

This is why economies fail!

Seriously though, looking forward to seeing your custom jobbie.

Hero Member Posts: 533
Re: Bit Pit
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2016, 02:52:28 PM »
I recently bought a Bit Pit and I'd like to clarify something about it. It's a feature that many people may not have known about or suspected could be an issue.

The Bit Pit is made in Japan, which usually means it will be of a high standard of quality, which I think it is. However, as a Japanese 1/4" hex bit holder, it also means that it is designed to take hex bits of a different design to what most of us are used to. Our 2" long hex bits usually have a deep cut ring just before the back end of them, to allow them to be retained into spring-loaded bit holders and torque wrenches. Japanese 2" hex bits are the same, except that the cut ring is further from the end.

Here is a photo showing the difference:

The Japanese type actually makes good sense, especially for double ended bits, as our ones don't make as much contact with the walls of the bit holder and tend to wobble and wear more quickly. The problem with the Japanese design though, is that a bit holder designed with the deeper cavity needed, shouldn't really be used with shorter 1" long hex bits, as it won't retain them properly.

The Bit Pit has this deeper cavity and therefore isn't great for short bits. I tried a few in it and it would work with them, but the bits, as expected, sit too deep into it, with not a lot of the bit sticking out. I'm not sure how much I'd trust a short bit to stay in place, when the Pit Bit is used on a keychain either.

The Japanese bit holders do still work fine with the other type of long bit though, so as long as the plan is to use 2" or longer hex bits, the Bit Pit will work well.

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