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Trend SB3 and SB4 Snappy Bit Sets – Toolstop Guide

Posted by Toolstop on 13th Nov 2017

In this short and snappy guide from Toolstop, we’re going to show you the features and benefits of owning one – or both – of Trend’s Snappy screwdriver bit sets!

Everyone needs a good quality bit set in their kit, and one of the key advantages to both of these sets from Trend is how compact they are. And that’s just for starters.

So let’s get into it, starting with the Trend SB3 56 piece Snappy screwdriver bit set.

We asked a professional to take a look at it, and here’s his overview on Toolstop TV.

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Trend SB3 56 Piece Snappy Set – Why Buy it?

This is a new set from Trend and it’s a standard 1.4″ fitment, so it’s compatible with any impact driver. One thing you notice straight away, as soon as you open the robust case, is that the bits are all colour coded, little coloured bands on the shanks to help you quickly identify the bit you need to use.

Trend SNAP/SB3/SET Snappy Screwdriver Bit Set 56 Pieces

Another great thing about it is the soft rubberised moulded insert is clearly marked for each bit. This really helps when you’ve been using a few of the bits; it’s a piece of cake to quickly put them back exactly where they should be at the end of the day. No misplaced pieces again!

Included is a magnetic quick-release bit holder for use with the supplied 25mm insert bits, of which there’s 48! Fit the bit you want to use, then bit holder slips cleanly into your impact driver. The advantage of having the quick-release mechanism in your kit is that you can also use it in a chucked drill driver, not just your impact driver.

You’ll also find seven 75mm-long power drive bits which can be slotted directly into your driver, or used along with the magnetic bit holder.
Trend SNAP/SB3/SET Snappy Screwdriver Bit Set 56 Pieces

Here’s the full run-down of the bits in this Snappy set:

  • 3 x Phillips (No.1, 2 & 3) – Red ring
  • 3 x Pozi (No.1, 2 & 3) – Blue ring
  • 1 x Slotted (6mm x 0.9mm) – Red/Orange ring
  • 9 x Phillips (No.1, 2 & 3) – Red ring
  • 9 x Pozi (No.1, 2 & 3) – Blue ring
  • 6 x Slotted (4mm x 0.6mm, 5mm x 0.7mm & 6mm x 0.9mm) – Red/Orange ring
  • 3 x Hex (3mm, 4mm & 6mm A/F) – Yellow/Orange ring
  • 14 x Torx (T10, T15, T20, T27, T25, T30 & T40) – Yellow ring
  • 7 x Tamperproof Torx (T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30 & T40) – Dark Blue ring

Note the inclusion of the the security/tamper-proof torx bits.

All in all, the SB3 from Trend is perfect for when space in your kit as a premium, it won’t take up very much space at all in your tool box, or even the glove box in your van. Click here to buy it.

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Trend SB4 41 Piece Snappy Set – Why Buy it?

Again, this is all about the size of the kit. It’s compact, carefully organising the supplied bits and ratchet within a neat little carry case, all of the bits being easy to see through the clear plastic lid. We’ve got the colour coded shanks for easy size identification.

Trend SNAP/SB4/SET Snappy Screwdriver Bit Set 41 Pieces

Also included is a micro-size 1/4″ square drive ratchet, clipped carefully onto the side of the case, keeping it safe and close at hand for when you need it.

We’ve got another expert walkthrough of the SB4, which you can watch on Toolstop TV.

In addition to the ratchet, you’ll also find a 1/4″ angled square drive ratchet screwdriver which is perfect for working in awkward spaces. And on top of that, there’s a magnetic bit holder that accepts 1/4″ and 5/32″ mini hex bits. This can then be fitted into your impact or drill driver for when you’re using the mini hex bits.
Trend SNAP/SB4/SET Snappy Screwdriver Bit Set 41 Pieces

The supplied adaptor allows you to use both the ratchet and screwdriver with the sockets. And you’ll notice from the photo above that the sockets have thumb knurls which give you lots of tactile control while you’re tightening or loosening bolts. The mechanism on the thumb ratchet is very smooth and fine, giving you loads of control, requiring a turn of just one or two degrees to tighten or loosening.

Here’s the full run-down of the bits in this Snappy set:

  • 1 x Bit holder
  • 1 x 1/4 inch A/F square mini ratchet driver
  • 1 x 1/4 inch A/F square ratchet screwdriver
  • 1 x 1/4 inch A/F square drive bit adapter
  • 2 x Phillips (No.1 & 2) – Red ring
  • 2 x Pozi (No.1 & 2) – Blue ring
  • 2 x Slotted (4mm x 0.6mm & 6mm x 1mm) – Red/Orange ring
  • 2 x Hex (4mm & 6mm A/F) – Yellow ring
  • 4 x Torx (T10, T15, T20 & T25) – Green ring
  • 3 x Phillips (No.000, 00 & 0) – Red ring
  • 2 x Pozi (No.0 & 1) – Blue ring
  • 4 x Slotted (1mm x 0.3mm, 1.5mm x 0.4mm, 2mm x 0.5mm & 3mm x 0.6mm) – Red/Orange ring
  • 6 x Hex 0.9mm, 1.3mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm & 3mm A/F) – Yellow ring
  • 5 x Torx (T5, T6, T7, T8 & T9) – Green ring
  • 5 x Spline sockets (6mm, 7mm, 8mm, 10mm & 13mm A/F

Once again, this is a small and compact, lightweight bit set from Trend, ideal for in your tool box or glove compartment.

Ultimately, there’s no excuse not to own either or both, and we’ve always got the best price! But we want to know what you think, so talk to us in the comments section below.

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