Smart Handle - Screwdriver and T-Handle in one: 4 1/8" x 1 1/2" (closed, screwdriver mode)
I really love the Felo Smart Handle, and I highly recommend it. Some of the reviews point out it does not work with 1" insert bits--thought that might be a limitation, even if you could put them in, it would only make sense for using it as a very stubby screwdriver. Still, perhaps the description could be a bit more clear about what it works well for, and what its limitations are, so that people don't purchase it and then become disappointed.
What the handle works great for is power bits from any major manufacturer. I use it with bits from WIHA and WERA, and it seems great with those, though I have not had a chance to do a lot of real-world testing yet. What it does great is it can pretty well replace individual screwdrivers. This in my view makes it an ecologically responsible project--when the tip wears out, you don't have to jettison the handle--when the handle wears out, you don't have to get rid of the tips.
Also, importantly, since it works great with blades from a number of manufacturers, you can buy tips that serve your purposes--I for example like that I can get Wera Hex Plus tips for them, for working on my bicycle for example. Similarly, I can get really hard, precise tips from WIHA for working on electronics, and I can get long blades that fit into deep holes which is the other beauty of this sort of design.
Over time, I would like to see how good the pin is that it swivels on--my real question about this is ultimately how much torque it will survive. It has great leverage and if I can reef on it, I will totally love it for the long haul I think.
Everything said about this smart handle is true. Wish it had a magnetic holder IMO. Handle feels rigid yet firm, holder mechanism works flawlessly in both forms. Friendly reminder, when in T mode, be sure holder is locked in handle to secure placement. Will have more FELO's in my tool haul from now on.
This handle works really well as a screwdriver, but can be switched to the t-handle configuration - making it a great option for using torx and nut driver bits in situations requiring more leverage.
Bit holder is too deep. Depth of bit holder is approximately 1”. The handle itself is well made. Fit, feel, & the option to use as a “T” handle out way the issue with the deep bit holder.
I mainly bought it as a low profile t-handle that can fold flat back in the drawer. Most t-handles get in the way, but this one can take the place of many with accepting any bit, and folds away! If the bit is a little tight, it may pull back out on you, I haven’t worn it down yet to know if it stays down in the handle. As for being new, the lock detent feels very positive for now. The plastic is very durable and the the grip feels good in the hand. It’s got some, but not too much weight to it. Overall it’s a good versatile tool. Available in kits as well.
very solid feel. mechanicals seem precise and switching positions is easy with one hand.
this is actually the best and smartest tool i have ever purchased - i use it everyday
This is very well made. The motion is smooth and it locks in position tightly. The one problem is that you need to use a long bit. A normal hex bit sinks too low in the shaft. I used a rapidor bit holder. Overall, it is a great product, but if you aren't using Felo's bits you will need a long bit extender.
Very nice driver handle. Feels great in the hand and after converting to a t-driver it feels pretty solid. Only thing i wish was that it had a better retention mechanism.