Make a simple pocket for keeping several bits handy by wrapping a piece of a bicycle inner tube around the base of your cordless drill.
It always seems that the one hex-driver bit that I need is the one that drops to the ground or falls from the top of the stepladder. So, I’ve found a handy way to have multiple driver bits always within reach. Simply cut a bicycle inner tube into several bands and put them on your drill’s handle or around the battery. One or two 1-in. bands on the handle can hold two to four 2-in. hex bits or magnetic bit holders. A band around the battery will hold four or five shorter bits. Wash the bands with dish soap before use, and soak them in hot water and flip them inside-out if you’re having trouble stretching them far enough.
—Harry Bogosian, Bethlehem, Conn.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #286