In the Maker Shed: 54 Piece Bit Driver Kit

I hate security screws with a passion. When I become president I’m going to push to make them illegal. But in the meantime, what happens if you come across some that need to be dealt with? You get this 54 Piece Bit Driver Kit from the Maker Shed and get to work! The kit includes plenty of security bits to ensure you can open almost anything. The magnetized driver features a metal shaft, swivel top, rubberized grip, and a 60mm extension. It also includes a flexible 130 mm extension for those hard to reach areas. The entire kit comes packaged in a handy-dandy reusable plastic case.

Includes the following bit types:

  • Slot sizes 1, 1.3, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4 mm
  • Philips sizes #000, #00, #0, #1 (x2), #2
  • Spanner sizes 2, 2.2, 2.6, 3 mm
  • Torx sizes T3, T4 (x2), T5, T6 (x2), T7, T8, T9, T10, T15, T20
  • Hex sizes 0.7, 0.9, 1.3, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5, 6 mm
  • Posidrive sizes #0, #1, #2
  • Star sizes 2, 3 mm
  • Square sizes #0, #1, #2
  • Triangle size 3 mm
  • Tri-wing sizes #0, #1
  • Drop size 1 mm

22 thoughts on “In the Maker Shed: 54 Piece Bit Driver Kit

  1. I got this from iFixit a while back and haven’t regreted it. I don’t take many things apart to fix, but when I do, there is normally a single screw that keeps me from finishing the project. Since getting this kit, I’ve been more daring and delved deeper into the depths of my (and my daughter’s) toys. There might be a screw that this doesn’t fit, but I haven’t found it yet.

  2. Regarding “security screws”:

    I do hate when people use obscure screws to keep folks from opening up their products, but it should be said there are other reasons for all these different types of screw heads. The venerable Phillips head was the first screw to self-center the driver, which was a huge innovation at the time of its invention in 1934. Unfortunately, one of the shortcomings of the design is that it tends to “cam out” or strip when it’s torqued too hard.

    Torx and Posidrive were both introduced to help reduce stripping and achieve higher and more precise bolt torques on production lines. So, seeing a star head screw doesn’t exactly mean the designer was trying to wall you out. When you see one with a pin sticking up in the middle of the star you’ll know it.

    1. Actually, the Robertson screw, or square drive as some call it, predated the phillips head. Ford Motor company was key to the adaptation of the phillips instead of Robertson.

  3. I’ve purchased this model of screwdriver, but wasn’t pleased with the shape of the handle. The milling is smooth, giving ones fingers little purchase when needing to apply additional torque.

  4. As a technician who does tech support, one of the things that I like about security screws is they tend to keep the casual idiots out of things. For the most part, if someone isn’t smart enough to figure where to find and purchase a set of security bits, then they probably aren’t even remotely smart enough to be poking around the inside of a piece of equipment.

  5. Is it just me, or is the MakerShed site totally broken? No matter what I do, all I get is:


    Looks like that link is broken. This might be because you mistyped the URL, we moved a file, or you’re following a bad link.

    I’ve tried with Firefox and Chrome on Linux, as well as IE on Windows 7.

    What gives?

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I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I'm a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.

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