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It works well as described for the weight and form factor and the finish looks great. I'd give five stars but the extension bar that was included arrived with the shank installed backwards. It's impossible to use as the socket where bits are installed is completely circular. I've replaced it with my own and its part of my daily kit.
I needed a high quality, lightweight, hard wearing and multi-functional screwdriver for my EDC. I have been a regular purchaser of Victorinox and Leatherman items in the past and, on the whole, have been very happy with them. After a lot of research (and watching lots of videos on YouTube) I chose the Bit Bar from Big Idea Design; I have not been disappointed with my purchase. It arrived quickly (I live in the UK), well packaged and came with multiple bits which I can swap out if I need to change them for bits I use more regularly. It's very discreet to carry, simple to use and TOUGH. I've never had an issue with a product from this company although I know that it is backed by their lifetime warranty if anything did go wrong. I'll definitely be buying more items from this company in the future. 5 stars :)
Compact! 8 bit-storage excellent!. Nice looks!
So it came with an extender but, while likely a bit difficult to engineer and also keep compact, the extender should really have some means of attachment to the Bit Bar so it's not loose in your pocked. I need to use it for my purposes..
A miss is that one or more of the bit tray inserts should be strong enough to put the extender into, turning it into a T/L-handle for more torque. I wouldn't trust it's strength to use in this configuration as currently designed, but it must be able to be done.
Tolerance on the bit insert recess could be a bit tighter.
But, the magnet has enough pull, and the clip retention is strong, and well suited for deep-carry. Nice product overall. Hope the V2 has what I mention, whether I bother to trade up to it or not.
The bit bar works great, I’m glad I went with this model since I use more than 3 bits. Switched out some bits to custom my carry and I’m loving it. One thing I think they should change: A stronger outside magnet or even a small latch to carry the extension, so it does not fall off. That said I don’t really use the extension much, I can get by just using the bit bar itself.