Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 45
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WB1181 Wasted Money On Useless Tool
Product is a poor design and difficult to use especially if you are installing screws into masonry. Least little resistance and the driver slips off. Due to it being made of soft metal it doesn't take long to round off the edges on the driver from slipping so much. Personal opinion it is a piece of junk and as said before very difficult to use and doesn't work very well at all. Definitely would not recommend using this tool or any screws that requires this type of driver.
October 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by THINWINTERS Works great when you follow the instructions!
Evey tool has techniques and rules for safe and succesful operation. This driver is no exception.The one-way lag bolts used to mount security doors are just that. A bolt, not a wood screw. A wood screw has an ever increasing diameter on the threads. A bolt is usually the same dimension all along the shank. The instruction on the package tells part of the secret: "PRE DRILL HOLES FOR BEST RESULTS". The reason you are doing that is because you are probably trying to mount your security door on old wood, which is dry and will split if you try to drive all the lag-screw diameter into it and it won't give like new wood will. The pilot hole should be the same size as the inside diameter of the threads shank. It is only the outer threads that do the gripping. Then an old carpenters trick: Get a regular hex-head lag-bolt of the same diameter and length as your one-way lag-screws. Apply some wax (Candle, Beeswax, etc.or oil)to to the front of the lag bolt. Use your drill motor with an adapter and a socket to drive the lag bolt into the wood and then remove it. You have essentially "Tapped" threads in the wood with the hex-head lag bolt. When you screw the one-way lag bolts in use a lot of pressure and push on the drill motor so the driver does not jump. Control the speed of the driver so that you don't try to ram it in like you are used to doing with wood screws. That way when the head of the lag screw seats against the surface you don't have the driver bounicing off of the one-way lag bolt head. That bouncing is what tears the driver up. Didn't take me multiple trips. Installed my security door and the one-way screw driver is just like new! Great tool!
August 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cin Necessary Tool
It is a necessary tool when installing a security screen door. you must have one to install properly.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by proto One way screw driver
This a 'must have' tool for driving #10 one way screws. I used it with an impact driver ratchet. The screws seated perfectly with only minor abrasion to the one way head where the driver spun over it seating itself. Use firm force when driving the screw with this tool to keep this to a minimum. You might also want a 1/2 inch socket style screw driver head to put a tight round turn on your one way screws after speed seating them with a driver. This tool saves a sand bucket of time and hassle. I recommend it.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Menoseeum I like it didn't love it
I'll give it 5 stars because if you do it right you will be happy. Just know that you will need to make a pilot hole and slowly use the driver.
March 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeffy Great idea, but poor quality.
The tool was used for installing one way screws in pre-drilled 1/4 inch diameter holes for a security door in a house was built in the early 1900's with very hard & dense virgin timber. The tool would frequently slip off the screw head and the spring loaded collar that was supposed to keep the tool firmly on would slip off of the screw head. The worst part is the hardness of the tool head is softer than the material of the screw head. Therefore when the tool slips off of the screw head, there would be damage made to both the tool head and screw head. The rounded edges of the tool and the rounded edges of the screw head make for a difficult installation.
July 31, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Izzi The one way bit is poorly made, stripped before entire security door installed. still need to go to Home Depot to exchange
Poor drill bit design. bit easily stripped. need to go exchange drill bit, so security door can be finished mounting! Two more screws on upper bracket still not in place. all side screws were stripped, had to go to Home depot to purchase additional screws from door installation! not recommended product
April 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5springs good value
has to be lined up not to slip, can be a challenge
May 24, 2015