Press Release Summary:
Measuring 4 in. long when folded, Bit Dr.(TM) packs functionality of 21-piece screwdriver set in one tool. Singular solution provides 21 driver heads, 6 driving positions, 3 length adjustments, ratcheting function, and fingertip control. Removable bit carriage stows 10 double-sided Xtra-Bits(TM) bits and also acts as cushioned rubber handle. During use, Xtra-Bits fit into magnetized bit driver at end of shaft, ratcheting mechanism, or pivoting head.
Original Press Release:
LoggerHead Tools Introduces Bit Dr. Pocket Screwdriver
-- Full Driver Set in Weight of One Standard Screwdriver, Plus Many Ergonomic Features --
Chicago, April 17, 2007 - LoggerHead Tools LLC today introduced the Bit Dr.(TM), a new kind of screwdriver that cleverly packs the function of a 21-piece driver set in the weight of one standard screwdriver. The Bit Dr.'s(TM) ergonomic features set it apart: in addition to 21 driver heads, it offers six driving positions, three length adjustments, an intuitive ratcheting function and fingertip control. Measuring 4 inches long when folded, the Bit Dr.(TM) is small enough to keep in a pocket, drawer or tool pouch, yet built to last. Like all of LoggerHead Tools' products, the Bit Dr.(TM) is made in the United States and has a lifetime warranty.
LoggerHead Tools will be unveiling the Bit Dr.(TM) at the National Hardware Show, May 8-10 in Orlando, Fla.; booth S25052. The Bit Dr.(TM) is available now for $24.95 through LoggerHead Tools www.loggerheadtools.com or 1-888-564-4374 (LOGGERHEAD) and will soon be available through retail stores and specialty catalogs. Other Bit Dr.(TM) versions will be offered at different price points.
The Cure for Bulky Drivers and Lost Bits
Multi-bit screwdrivers that store bits in the handles are often bulky, difficult to hold, work in only one position and typically offer only six double-sided bits. And multi-bit screwdrivers with bits stored separately are inconvenient because the bits are easy to misplace. The Bit Dr.(TM) solves these dilemmas by creatively stowing 10 patent-pending, double-sided Xtra-Bits(TM) bits in a removable bit carriage that also acts as a cushioned rubber handle.
In use, the Xtra-Bits(TM) fit into the magnetized bit driver at the end of the shaft, or alternatively into the ratcheting mechanism, or in the pivoting head. The Xtra-Bits(TM) offer a range of popular driver heads, including slotted, Phillips, hex, square and star, and the bit holder also serves as a female hex.
Packed with Ergonomic Features and Configuration Options
The Bit Dr.(TM) can be used in six angled positions along a 180-degree range, including one that mimics a T-handled driver, to gain additional torque and fit into tight spots. The removable shaft can be used independently of the mechanism, and the remaining pivoting hub can be used as a stubby driver. The 4-inch shaft folds into the handle when not in use.
The Bit Dr.'s(TM) free-wheeling/ratcheting mechanism enables users to drive a screw with a thumb and forefinger motion, rather than turning the wrist and forearm. However, when tightening or breaking force is needed, the Bit Dr.(TM) will automatically engage the ratcheting function using a standard driving motion. The Bit Dr.'s(TM) ergonomic 5/8-inch thick contoured handle fits comfortably in the palm of a hand and adapts to many more driver applications than cylindrical-handled screwdrivers. Its cushioned, molded rubber handle is flexible and the complete body is ribbed, providing maximum gripping surface for gloved hands. Though it is light and portable, the Bit Dr.(TM) is durable. All its metal parts, including the hardened bits, are nickel-coated for corrosion resistance and long wear.
Convenient, Affordable Gift for Moms, Dads, Grads
With so many screwdrivers in one, the Bit Dr.(TM) easily travels in the pocket, and can lighten the tool box or de-clutter the kitchen or office drawer. It is a convenient addition to the glove box or auto trunk, garage, dorm room, emergency kit - anywhere having the right screwdriver would come in handy. Its affordable price and fun design make it a great gift.
About LoggerHead Tools
LoggerHead Tools LLC designs, develops and commercializes inventive, new-to-the-world tools manufactured in the United States. The company's mission is to create problem-solving innovations that provide enhanced value to its customers.