Who doesn’t need another set of fastener bits for their tool emporium? I believe that #2 Phillips bits (at least the good ones) and 1/4″ hex extensions leave on the same spaceship as 10mm sockets. With Sunex Tools 34 piece bit set, you get several variations of that #2 Phillips along with many of its brothers and cousins.
Sunex Tools 34 piece Bit Set Features
Opening the blow-molded case to the Sunex Tools 9734 yields an array of the useful fasteners. While there are 34 pieces to this set, many of the bits are replicated tips in various sizes, which is great. Many times, the job at hand demands a longer reach or a shorter bit to fit in a tight area. This 34 piece bit set includes Phillips #1, #2 and #3 in a 2″, 3-1/2″ and 6″ length, and this is only for the regular Phillips bits. Several Phillips Pozidriv bits enhance the Sunex Tools 34 piece bit set.
It seems that Torx fasteners are battling to be the fastener of choice, consequently the Phillips screw has held this position for decades. Regardless of who becomes king of fasteners, this Sunex kit also includes Torx bits from T8 to T30. A 2-1/2″ and 6″ quick-change extension are included in the Sunex Tools 9734 set. As the user pushes the bit into the extension, the bit automatically locks into place. The sliding collar is spring-loaded and must be pulled back to release the lock on the bit. Also included are the 1/4″, 5/16″ and 3/8″ magnetic nutsetters, as well as 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ socket adapters. Each of these with the 1/4″ hex shank for use with the included quick-change extensions, impact driver, or drill chuck.
Testing The Sunex Tools 9734 Bit Set
All labeling on the box and package, as well as Sunex Tools website information document this kit a fastener bit set, not an impact bit set. At the same time, which we don’t recommend to do, we thought the best test would be to use these bits with an impact driver. Of course, we picked a standard #2 Phillips bit to run in over 40 screws into a 4×4, we used a T20 to drive 3-1/2″ screws used for composite decking into said 4×4. Finally, we really wanted to do some extreme testing, so we used the 1/4″ hex to 1/2″ square (socket) adapter to remove lug-nuts on our project car. If that’s not enough, we stepped it down to the 3/8″ drive socket adapter to remove more lug-nuts. We used our Makita 1/4″ impact driver for all the testing.
Even after driving over 40 screws with an impact driver, the bits seemed to hold up well. There were some parts of the bit that were starting to shine; however, this is going to happen with any bit. While we would never suggest to use non-impact rated bits with an impact driver, these bits performed without issue. Sunex Tools does not state what type of steel these are made from, but they do mention that is industrial grade tool steel and exceeds ANSI standards.
Sunex Tools 9734 Specifications
- Manufactured from Industrial Grade Tool Steel
- Blow Molded Case
- Meets The Highest Standards for Hardness and Torque
- 2-1/2″ and 6″ Quick Change Adapter
- 2″ Bits: #1, #2 & #3 Phillips; #1, #2 & #3 Pozidriv; T8, T9 & T10 Torx
- 3-1/2″ Bits: #1, #2 & #3 Phillips; #2 Pozidriv; T15, T20, T25 & T30 Torx
- 6″ Bits: #1, #2 & #3 Phillips; #2 Pozidriv; T15, T20, T25, T27 & T30 Torx
- 1/4″ Hex Socket Adapters: 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ Sqaure
- Magnetic Nutsetter: 1/4″, 5/16″ & 3/8″
- Warranty: Lifetime
It seems that every time I check out at one of the big box stores, I gander at the bits and bit sets as I near the register. Whether I buy or not, I know my fasteners are leaving my toolbox, either by the hands of my kids or by the evil fastener-bit aliens. My point is, you can never have too many fasteners, and it makes sense to keep them in an organized place. The Sunex Tools 34 piece bit set offers a great choice of useful bits and locking extensions. These bits held up well, even with our pseudo torture testing. This Sunex Tools 9734 bit set seems to range in price around $50, and covered with a lifetime guarantee.
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