Twist-Lok is an attachment they say works with any drill, enabling you to quickly switch from a drill bit to a driving (i.e. screw) bit. They claim this doubles the speed and versatility of any drill and its magnetic fastener tip is like having an extra hand.
Twist-Lok is made by Lyropa Tool, a company that, according to Dun & Bradstreet has just 2 employees and generates $110,000 in annual revenue. (There is no information about the company on the BBB website.)
How Twist-Lok Works
They claim the secret to Twist-Lok’s versatility is its patented universal chuck, which consists of a unit that fits in to the drill and then a sleeve which covers the drill bit and turns it into a driver.
To use Twist-Lok, they say to attach the universal chuck to the drill, and place your drill bit in the chuck. They claim it works with all size drill bits, including hex shank, round shank, and masonry along with any size screw.
First, use your own drill bit (or if you pay the extra fees, use theirs) to create a pilot hole. Next, snap the Twist-Lok driver attachment over the bit – they claim you now can use the drill to drive the screw without the hassle of manually switching it. In addition, they tout that the driver tip has a “high-strength rare earth magnet” that can hold any size screw which prevents it from falling off and ensures accurate driving.
- Twist-Lok Universal Drill and Drive System
- 9 driver bits
- Storage tray
- Lifetime guarantee
- Magnetic stud finder and 7-piece drill bit set “free” (extra S&H)
- Lifetime guarantee
Twist-Lok Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
Twist-Lok retails on its website for $19.99 plus $8.95 S&H for a total of $28.94. (If you want the drill bit and stud finder, add another $8.95 in fees.) They claim Twist-Lok is guaranteed for life. If you ever do need a replacement, send it back (you pay the shipping) and they will supply you with another Twist-Lok at no extra charge.
Bottom Line: Is Twist-Lok a Scam?
Customers seem to generally be pleased about the versatility of Twist-Lok and many say it works as advertised. However, there have been some complaints that the tool is designed more for smaller household jobs, not for heavy-duty use like building a deck.