Tool Test: Starborn’s Smart-Bit Depth Setter

tooltest_Smart_Bitby Chuck Bender
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Starborn Industries has set the benchmark for driving screws. The Smart-Bit Depth Setter allows you to sink screws to a consistent depth every time.

Although it was first introduced to the deck-building industry, there are a lot of features about this little tool that make it appealing to furniture makers.

It works with any 1″-long bit including both Torx and Phillips. (The company recommends not using it with square-drive screws because they tend to get stuck and pull the bit out of the driver.) I tested the Depth Setter using both slotted- and Phillips-head screws and it worked flawlessly on both.

Read the complete tool test.

Contact: starbornindustries.com or 800-596-7747
Street price: from $21
Video: Watch the Smart-Bit Depth Setter in action. (To come.)

From February 2014, issue #209

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