SQUARE DRIVE SPIN­NERS

From £2.99 ● bagoftools.co.uk and other sup­pli­ers Rating: ★ ★★

LRO (UK) - - Used & Abused -

These are for twirling off nuts and bolts once you’ve got them loos­ened. Okay, maybe not es­sen­tial, but if you’re do­ing a lot of fix­ings they make life less te­dious. At the bot­tom of the photo is a plain fixed Bri­tool spin­ner with a ½in square top re­cess – very sim­ple and easy to use. Above it is an old Bri­tool ratch­et­ing spin­ner (which has been con­verted from 3∕8in to ½in), with a lever for for­wards and back­wards. Mod­ern ver­sions of these are avail­able from most tool stock­ists. For ex­am­ple, Laser 6372 (fixed drive, three dif­fer­ent di­am­e­ter heads) at about £17.50 (laser­tools.co.uk). Or take a look at the Blue Spot ratch­et­ing type, only £2.99.

VER­DICT: Very use­ful to have around if you have a lot of fas­ten­ings to deal with.

USED BY PETER GALILEE TESTED FOR CON­TRIB­U­TOR 20 YEARS

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