Tools and Equipment
Ideal Industries 21-in-1 Twist-A-Nut multibit screwdriver
By Anthony Capkun
Ideal introduced its 21-in-1 Twist-a-Nut multi-bit, dual-ratcheting screwdriver that boasts “more unique fastening applications than any other tool designed for professional electricians, along with fifty percent more torquing power than standard ratchets”. The tool was configured so the four bits most frequently used by electricians are pre-loaded into the driver shaft, with an additional 12 specialty bits securely stored for quick access within the handle. Its two interchangeable chrome-vanadium shafts were designed for driving 1/4-in., 5/16-in. and 7/16-in. nuts. The handle has two Accu-Loop wire looping holes to create wire loops, along with the patented Wire-Nut ratcheting wrench formed into its bottom that accepts twist-on wire connectors from Ideal and other manufacturers. This tool is also compatible with Ideal’s conduit deburring tool and 6-in-1 Tap Tool. The 21-n-1 is built around an all-metal, 28-tooth, three-position ratcheting mechanism that delivers 225 lb of torque.