Product Reviews

Flip Driver Set

Flip Driver Set
Average Customer Rating:
2.611 out of 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 18 reviews
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3 of 18(17%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Flip Driver Set of 3
Review 1 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Glad they still sell them!
28 May 2014
By Legb
, Wiltshire
" I've used one of these sets for the last 5 plus years. Beside the odd replacement drill bit and screwdriver bit it's been dependable and saved untold hours swapping drill bits for screw driver bits.
Compared to the quick release chucks and accessories on the market this device still saves on time, pilot hole, counter hole, countersink and then drive the screw in two stages - a simple flip of the bit! "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Flip Driver Set
11 May 2012
By Syko
, Basildon
" Great idea but does not fit De Walt driver! The De walt kit is much more expensive. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Love it.
24 Mar 2011
By Davymac
, Enniskillen
" Have three different brand sets of Flip-drivers, and whilst one type will require pulling the sleeve back and the others push the sleeve forward to release drill/driver, this gadget saves countless times, bending down to pick up separate drill, countersink and driver cordless units.
Any time I use this gadget in front of householder, they are all amazed and intrigued by the invention. All in one gadget for the fitter/carpenter is a must, especially if your working alone.
"
Review 4 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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3 Pce Flip Driver Set
25 Jul 2014
By BathGnome
, Bath England
" A nice and basic cheap and cheerful set. No frills but it works and does what it is meant to. There are obviously better kits out there but at this price I have no complaints at all. Great for the DIY'er but if you are a tradesman spend a little bit more money and invest in some better quality tools. "
Review 5 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Flip Drivers
19 Nov 2011
By BobVu
, Cheshire
" Great Invention. Used mine a lot and saves bags of time fiddling about changing bits. Unfortunately though, 2 of the pilot drill bits have snapped off and when I tried to remove them from the driver the bottom end of the bit got sucked into the body by the magnet! Only way out was to drill through the magnets (thus wrecking them) and push the broken bit through. I agree with the previous comment that paying the extra couple of quid for the De Walt version would be worthwhile. "
Review 6 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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A Must for all DIY'ers
16 Jul 2008
By BILBO
, Merseyside
" No more hunting for that chuck key or the drill bit you took out and laid down somewhere so you could put the screwdriver bit in, not to mention the countersink.
Plus it comes in 3 handy sizes, all with a countersink.
And it comes in a sturdy tin box. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Was hoping for better quality
4 Feb 2014
By Wrongway
, Ulverston
" The idea is great but the overall quality isn't what I expected. The main problem as has been mentioned is that the drill can slip into the the holder pulled in by the magnet and is nigh on impossible to get out again. Poor design in that respect. "
Review 8 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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not a very good drill set
12 Mar 2012
By rogera
, dudley, West Midland
" I went to use the drill put the drillto the wood and the drill bit dissapeared up the holder, it had not been tightened up and I didnt have an allen key to fit. not very good "
Review 9 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Lost drill bits
14 Nov 2009
By RunningRepairs
, Cumbria
" I haven't even managed to get the device working yet. I went to adjust the drill depth (by the way, the Hex screws were very poor quality); the bit slid inside against the magnet and was so short I can't get it out! Held firmly in place by the magnet. One (now two) useless flip drivers! "
Review 10 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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poor
13 Jun 2014
By sedgy
, birmingham
" bought this and used it once and the slide broke off the bit holder and would not retain the bits.
Returned for a refund
"
Review 11 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Flip Driver Set of 3
10 Apr 2011
By Billious
, Scotland
" Rubbish. Fell apart after two weeks.
Spend the extra money and get the DeWalt version.
"
Review 12 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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ROGUE TOOL
17 Jul 2014
By DKSP
, KENT
" The locking sleeve of the drill/driver "holder" does not retain the drill/driver, ( replacing item today )
This is my second purchase of this item, the first wore out giving good service
"
Review 13 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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tat
20 Apr 2013
By schott999
, hampshire
" recently bought this flip driver and as with all silverline tools total rubbish,the item description doesnt state silverline and if you buy online you only realise this once bought,if i had known i would have stayed well clear.the tools at the early learning centre will last longer. "
Review 14 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Poor quality
19 Nov 2012
By Jedibassman
, Colchester
" Bought this product to make life easier.
When I opened it I realised it was very cheap but not very cheerful! The pilot drill will not stay fixed and the grub screw holding it has no point to fix it in place. The flip over worked a few times but the mechanism then failed and fell apart.
Better to buy a branded version "
Review 15 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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it's not worth it!
16 Feb 2012
By oringle
, london
" it lasted one week of light use!!!
do not buy
you better off spending a bit more for branded one, that's for sure
"
Review 16 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Steer well clear!
10 Mar 2010
By elsiebetty
, LONDON
" I had one of the old sets a few years ago, and it put in sterling service. I bought a new set expecting the same high quality, but some of the parts appear to be assembled with adhesive. This failed on the first use on all 3 bits and I returned the item to Screwfix for a full refund. When flip drivers are good quality they are a fantastic tool, but sadly these are rubbish. Looking at the other reviews, I am surprised Screwfix is still stocking them! "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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Poor quality tool.
25 Sep 2008
By Doc1
, Colchester
" I bought a set of Flip Driver about 10 years ago and was delighted. Eventually one wore out and I sought a replacement. The concept is still great but the quality has deteriorated and now leaves a lot to be desired. None of the drill bits sat concentrically in the holder and the smallest bit in particular displayed a completely unacceptable degree of run out. I returned this to Screwfix who, to their credit, gave me a refund without a quibble. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Flip Driver Set of 3
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New Design is 110% rubbish.
15 Jun 2008
By DaveTheJoiner
, Hull
" I had one of the old designs ( One that came with 3 pz2's)
and had it about 2 years until it broke.
With the new model i had for 1 week and the ball bearing that keeps the flip drivers in place fell out.
I bought another one and it lasted a day , Ball bearing fell out again Also the countersinks are not that sharp, struggles with most timber and starts burning. "
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.