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New IDEAL Twist-a-Nut™ 21-in-1 Multi-Bit Screwdriver Delivers Fifty Percent More Torque Than Standard Models

Heavy-duty Professional Grade Tool Holds 16 Screwdriver Bits, 3 Nutdrivers, Wire Loops, and the Patented Wire-Nut® Wire Connector Wrench

SYCAMORE, IL, September 24, 2010 – IDEAL today introduced the amazingly versatile 21-in-1 Twist-a-Nut™ multi-bit, dual-ratcheting screwdriver featuring more unique fastening applications than any other tool designed for professional electricians, along with fifty percent more torquing power than standard ratchets.

"The 21-in-1 Twist-a-Nut™ gives electricians the most powerful torque of any screwdriver on the market plus infinite possibilities when it comes to fastening and wire preparation," explained Bruce Hartranft, Product Manager for IDEAL. "We've also redesigned the handle for improved ergonomics and greatly reduced finger stress."

Ultimate Multitasker

IDEAL configured the tool so that the four bits most frequently used by electricians are pre-loaded into the driver shaft with an additional 12 specialty bits securely stored for quick access within the handle. Its two interchangeable chrome-vanadium shafts were designed for effortless driving of 1/4", 5/16" and 7/16" nuts.

In addition, the handle has two Accu-Loop™ wire looping holes to create perfectly formed wire loops, along with the patented Wire-Nut® ratcheting wrench formed into its bottom that accepts twist-on wire connectors from IDEAL and other manufacturers.

Not only does this timesaving tool harness all these capabilities, it also offers the flexibility of being compatible with IDEAL's Conduit Deburring Tool and the 6-in-1 Tap Tool.

All-Metal Ratchet

The 21-in-1 is built around a premium all-metal, 28-tooth ratcheting mechanism that delivers an exceptionally high 225 lbs of torque, stronger than the human wrist can torque yet smooth for repeated use without fatigue. The ratchet provides three-position ratcheting action -- clockwise, counter clockwise, and locked -- to tackle any challenging task.

Ergonomic Design

IDEAL has redesigned the original Twist-a-Nut™ handle, bringing added durability, comfort and torque to the two-part dual durometer grip. Soft, black overmolding on the outer surface of the grip strategically exposes six torsion bars to provide exceptional stability. This harder, high-visibility yellow reinforced propylene is also used for the ends and inner surfaces to assure toughness. Leopard spots are set into the soft black grip so that slippage due to sweat is avoided. Grip materials are resistant to water, perspiration, oil and chemicals, maximizing tool service life.

About IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been serving the electrical industry since 1916. IDEAL is one of the world's leading manufacturers of professional quality tools and supplies serving installation professionals in the construction, maintenance, data communications and original equipment manufacturing industries.

Editorial Contacts:

Dan O’Connell
O’Connell Communications, Inc.
708-482-0212
dan@oconnellpr.com

Liz Koley
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
800-435-0705
liz.koley@idealindustries.com

©2010 IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. All rights reserved. All products and names mentioned are the property of their respective owners. While IDEAL has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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