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What utility and control-cabinet key accessories are available?

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Some accessories of a utility an service or control cabinet key including two way bit, chain and adaptor There are a few accessories that are compatible with many utility and control-cabinet keys. Some come with the key while others can be bought separately.

Two-way bit

Reversible bits often come as accessories to utility and control or service cabinet keys The two-way or reversible bit suitable for a utility and control-cabinet key is a short (usually about 40mm [1.5″] long), standard ¼” sized hexagonally-shafted screwdriver bit …
Slot head of a reversible bit accessory of a utility and control or service key …that has a slot head on one end…
Phillips head of accessory reversible bit of a utility and control or service cabinet key …and a size 2 Phillips (PH) head on the other.
Utility and control or service cabinet key profile with a socket to fit a 1/4" reversible bit. Many utility and control-cabinet keys have a profile which will fit a standard ¼” bit, allowing the key to be used as a small screwdriver.
Different ways to attach the bit to the utility and control or service cabinet key. Bits can often be attached by a chain to the key and on some models there is a space in the body of the tool to keep the bit safe.

Bit adapters

How a bit, bit adaptor and utility and service or control cabinet key fit together to make a screwdriver. Some utility and control-cabinet keys do not have a profile that will fit a screwdriver bit. An accessory part is sometimes supplied with the key to convert an existing profile into a hexagon socket for a bit. Both these attachments and hexagon sockets in a key are called ‘bit adaptors’ by different manufacturers so check which one they are referring to.
Bit adaptor and schematics of the utility and control or service cabinet key profiles Bit adapter attachments are usually made of plastic and have two profiles: a square pin to fit into one of the square sockets on the utility and control-cabinet key and a ¼” hexagon socket to fit a ¼” bit into. This allows the key to be used as a screwdriver.

Securing chain and clips

Chain and clip attached to a utility and service or control cabinet key Chains or clips can be used to attach utility and control-cabinet keys to a belt, each other or to other key accessories like a bit or adaptor.
Different types of chain that are provided with some utility and control or service cabinet keys Chains can be made of linked chain, ball chain or twisted wire.
Utility and control or service cabinet key with a built-in clip. Some utility and control-cabinet keys have built-in clips but a dog or snap clip can easily be added to a securing chain. Both chains and clips are readily available to purchase separately.