Tool Review: ProMAXX PowerDrive Hex Adapter

Aug. 8, 2022
Reviewed by Ken Elzinga, owner of Hilltop Auto Service in Byron Center, Mich.

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Q: How did the tool function as far as saving you time?

A: The vehicles we service daily are finding new ways to make fasteners difficult to access. Any tool that can help us take out a fastener without disassembling other components is a timesaver. This little screwdriver bit can be a timesaver because you can put it on your 1/4” drive hand ratchet or air ratchet and access screws that have very little room above the head.

Q: How has using this tool impacted your shop’s profitability?

A: Time is what we’re selling to our customers. This tool helps to complete some difficult jobs more quickly, and that improves productivity. 

Q: How easy was it to use? 

A: It’s very easy and intuitive to use. 

Q: How was its packaging? 

A: The packaging was good and reusable, which is important, so that it doesn’t get lost in the toolbox.

Q: What features did you like? 

A: The tool is designed with just the right size. Small enough to get in small spaces, but big enough, so it doesn't slip out of your fingers too easily. It can also be rotated by hand if need be. 

Q: Is there any way you could think to improve or add to this tool? 

A: It would be helpful if the tool had some knurling on the outside to make it easier to rotate by hand. It would also be helpful to include a few small Torx bits to expand its capability and usefulness. 

Q: What types of jobs/repairs did you use this tool for? 

A: I used it for several dash repair jobs. I also used it to remove inner fender screws with removing the wheel first. Some cars need the inner fender removed to access the headlight, and it came in handy to remove the Phillips screws holding the inner fender. Normally I would have taken the tire off to give myself enough space, but this tool allowed me to remove the screws with the tire still on the car.

Q: Have you used a previous version of this tool? If so, what are some new features compared to the old version? How does this tool compare to other tools you’ve used like it?

A: I have not used a previous version of this tool. I do have other low profile screwdrivers. So far, this one has held its shape very well.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate this tool overall? Why? 

A: I would give it a nine. It does what it is designed to do, is holding up well, and helps me get in tight spaces.

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