Screwdriver/Nutdriver includes universal connector wrench.

Press Release Summary:

Twist-a-Nut(TM) 7-in-1 tool offers 3/16 in. and ¼ in. slotted head, No. 1 and No. 2 Phillips head, and ¼ and 5/16 in. nutdriver. Connector wrench is formed into bottom of handle and accepts twist-on connectors from major manufacturers. Soft, black Santoprene® is overmolded on outer surface of grip for comfort, while harder, high-visibility yellow Santoprene® is used for end and inner surface. Santoprene is resistant to water, perspiration, oil, and chemicals.

Original Press Release:

IDEAL Redefines Versatility with New Twist-a-Nut(TM) 7-in-1 Screwdriver/Nutdriver Featuring Universal Connector Wrench

SYCAMORE, IL, December 9, 2003 - IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., a leading provider of hand tool solutions, has introduced its new Twist-a-Nut(TM) - a 7-in-1 screwdriver/nutdriver that professional contractors can rely on for maximum versatility and performance.

Not only does this timesaving tool contain the most popular screwdriver bits used by professionals, it features a universal connector wrench formed into the bottom of the handle that accepts twist-on connectors from every major manufacturer, including IDEAL Twister®, B-Cap®, Wire-Nut® and Wing-Nut® connectors.

In addition, the Twist-a-Nut offers the flexibility of being compatible with the new IDEAL Conduit Deburring Tool and the company's new 6-in-1 Tap Tool, both of which fit into the Twist-a-Nut's handle.

"The Twist-a-Nut is more than a new tool; it is a system of versatile, economical and professional grade solutions," notes Jon Howell, Product Manager, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. "By adding the new deburrer and tap tool, the contractor literally has a tool kit that fits into the palm of his hand."

In all, the Twist-a-Nut offers a 3/16 inch and 1/4 inch slotted head, a #1 and #2 Phillips head, a 1/4 inch and 5/16 inch nutdriver, and the patented connector wrench.

The Twist-a-Nut is IDEAL's first screwdriver to feature a two-part dual durometer grip. Soft, black Santoprene® is overmolded on the outer surface of the Twist-a-Nut grip for greater comfort and improved torque, while a harder, high-visibility yellow Santoprene® is used for the ends and inner surface to assure toughness. Santoprene is resistant to water, perspiration, oil and chemicals, maximizing tool service life.

Conduit Deburring Tool
Sold separately, the new IDEAL deburring tool effectively deburs the inside and outside edges of 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 1-inch electrical conduit, plus has a hooded screwdriver blade that prevents the tip from slipping off EMT fitting screws. The deburring tool fits into the Twist-a-Nut's handle. It can also be used in a drill or cordless screwdriver, a benefit that will be appreciated by electricians spending long hours installing conduit.

6-in-1 Tap Tool
Also sold separately is the new IDEAL 6-in-1 Tap Tool, perfect for creating new threads or re-forming damaged ones. The tool includes two high carbon taps with three clearly marked thread sizes on each.

Both the Conduit Deburring Tool and the 6-in-1 Tap Tool are sold with and without the Twist-a-Nut handle.

For more information, contact IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Becker Place, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. Or phone 1-800-435-0705, Fax: 1-800-533-4483. On the web,

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Santoprene® is a registered trademark of Advanced Elastomer Systems, L.P. Twist-a-Nut, Wing-Nut, Twister, B-Cap and Wire-Nut are registered trademarks of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

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