OpenBeam 2mm Ball-End Hex Driver




$5.50 ea.

2mm ball tip hex driver for use with OpenBeam.

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Notice that lots of projects are starting to use more metric hardware? Even in the USA (one of the staunch hold-outs against metric), projects like Makerbot are using metric hardware in their designs. Look, we're not here to debate which is the better engineering unit (coughthousandthscough), but to show off a great tool!

We're carrying the open-source kickstarted "OpenBeam" construction rails, and this is one of their tool accessories. This 2mm Ball-End Hex Driver features a KraftForm handle for improved ergonomics.  During the selection process, OpenBeamUSA's staff benchmarked the Wera hex driver against competitors from Wiha (Germany) and Bondhus (US) and the Wera hex driver won hands-down in terms of user comfort. 

Unlike the regular 2mm hex driver, this one contains a ball-tip that that allows for up to 25 deg deflection off the screw's axis for driving.  This makes the ball driver very useful for driving screws in tight spaces.  Note: The drawback is that a ball end driver can't transmit as much torque, and will wear out faster. For final tightening of a screw, it is advisable to use the short end of a hex key. But even with these shortcomings, anybody who has used a ball-tip hex-driver will recognize it's great usefulness!

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