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I have bought a bits set and there is this bit: a bit with a groove

It is a Y shaped bit, and there is a groove on the inside of the branches. The angle is approximatively 90˚ (a little more).

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Re. your edit: "shaped" is actually the correct word to use here, not "shape" –  Niall C. Feb 12 '13 at 15:10
@NiallC. OK I canceled my edit. As a non-native speaker I trusted the wording on Tester101's answer - which happens to be wrong.. –  Antoine Lecaille Feb 12 '13 at 16:29

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It's a bit for screwing in eye bolts, or hooks.

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  • Attach the bit to your driver handle or power driver.
  • Fit the eye bolt into the groove.
  • Screw the bolt in/out, without hurting your fingers.

The list of bits in this set, lists it as a "Y-shape hook driver".

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How have I never come across this bit before!? I've bent way too many crappy screwdrivers twisting in eye hooks. –  DA01 Nov 12 '12 at 19:36
My sister's plant pot hangers love me... Once you've used the hook driver, you'll never go back. –  Fiasco Labs Nov 12 '12 at 20:34
@DA01: Screwdriver? no, no ... you chuck a screw hook into the drill (hook side out), and use that. –  Joe Nov 13 '12 at 3:46
I tried it this morning, and it works perfectly. But on some eye bolts, there is thin layer of white plastic (I don't know the exact nature or term for it) that get damaged in the process. –  Antoine Lecaille Nov 13 '12 at 11:53
I always predrill the hole, and then driving it by hand is easy. –  Jay Bazuzi Nov 14 '12 at 18:24

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