SideWinder Evolution


  • NOT a converted flexible drill-driver. Far superior torque.
  • Slimline/Lightweight for High Security Letterboxes
  • Includes various Fast, Interchangable Heads
  • Greater Reach
  • Removes Screws
  • Self-adjusting Grippers
  • Opens Nightlatches
  • Turn Keys on the Inside
  • Opens Thumbturns
  • Extreme LBT / Souber™ Compatible

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“Torque is an under statement. If carlsberg made drive cams. This would be it.”
~ Stuart Game (Windsor Locks)


The ‘SideWinder Evolution’ builds upon the strengths of the original ‘SideWinder’, taking it to a new and exciting level, with far greater possibilities. It is in use daily, by some of the UKs top Warrant Locksmiths and Master Locksmiths Association Members.

It enables  fast rotation of Nightlatch knobs, Thumbturns, Keys, Chubb™ Deadbolts and Rack Bolts. It will even remove many screws, bolts and nuts, which make for endless possibilities in problem situations, where it may be beneficial to remove backsets from some Nightlatches/Keeps, or high-security handle sets, for snapping, drilling, or Euro-bypassing etc. The SideWinder Evolution is turned by rotating the handle, a quick flick of the wrist will turn keys, latches etc. in seconds.

Our original ‘DirectDrive’ was updated for the ‘Evolution’ version in May 2013, giving much greater torque than ever before. Is it NOT a ‘flexible drill drive’, having far superior torque than these. Our drive features multiple sealed bearings which enable a smoother rotation. In a lot of situations, only one finger is required to rotate the handle. No drill or motor are required, so there is no chance of a flat battery. Length has now been increased to 1.5m, while the inner core is constructed from the strongest wire in its class. This helps to make low-level letterbox scenarios easier.

Being extremely lightweight, and of a slimline design, means that it will slide effortlessly through high-security letterboxes as narrow as 20mm, including letterbox security plates, so is the perfect companion for ‘The Rattler’ high-security letterbox tool handle.

We have designed a minimal selection of fast, interchangeable heads for the kit. There is nothing worse than an overwhelming collection of attachments, when a few will do the job! These heads include the classic ‘SideWinder’ self-adjusting grippers, which will fit everything from an ISEO Thumbturn to more standard narrow knobs and turns, without the necessity adjust sizes. Also included is the ‘WM Box’, which has been designed as a quick alternative head for rotating many different turns and keys etc. A rotary Rack Bolt Key attachment is another ‘must-have’. Various other accessories are included, along with a ‘Bit Set’ which will get you started on screw-removal, and other fixings, through the letterbox!

The rubbers on the ‘classic’ grippers must be considered a consumable, (carefully balanced between optimum performance and longevity), and are therefore not covered under Warranty, though the ‘SideWinder Evolution’ comes complete with spares, and additional gripper rubbers may be purchased below.

Detailed instructions are included, and the simple technique for use, may be easily mastered within approximately 10 minutes, with openings of around one or two minutes commonplace once practised. Simply position it, and operate it. Job done, and another Customer highly impressed!

For best results, we recommend that the ‘SideWinder Evolution’ is used with the ‘Extreme Letterbox Tool Kit’, because of its ‘SureLock’ metal connection system which add strength and reduce flex.

Do you need help replacing the gripper rubbers on your SideWinder Evolution grippers? Click Here for full step by step instructions.

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