Looking for one of those screwdrivers that have many different bits that are
sometimes stored in
the handle. So you can easily change them without having to carry many
The problem is that all that i see are cheap ones that get easily damaged
when i use them.
Are there more expensive all-in-one screwdrivers that have bits made of
metal? Are there screwdrivers like that that are electric?
Thanx for the tips in advance guys?
For what it's worth... $nap-On makes an 8 in one pouch affair (SDDD44)
Has a handle and 4 double ended bits...
3/16" slot X #1 Phillips
1/4" slot X #2 Phillips
5/16" slot X #3 Phillips
T15 X T20 Torx
Had mine for years, keep it in the desk. The typical red $nap-On pouch
measures about 4 3/4"W X 6 1/2"H.
I got it as a gift... just looked it up on their site. !!!WARNING!!!,
NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! (sorry about the long address, you may need
to copy and paste to get it to work)
Picked up an electrical one rated at 5000(?) volts at Walmart, been
using it for about three years now on a regular basis. Replaced the #2
Phillips a couple of times and the lettering is worn off, but it still
works good. If you want to go a little further upscale, Wiha has one
also, I have one also, but tend to use the Walmart one as it fits in my
The ones I like the most are called Megapro
It has the bits in the handle.
You pull the back of he handle out and the bits are snapped into a
holder in the middle.
The screwdriver is grey, and the backcaps come in several colors.
They also make a yellow one with all stainless steel bits.
It has a good assortment of bits and the local chain that sells them,
Tacoma Screw, also carries replacement bits.
The bits are double ended and are held into the screwdriver by a
ball-detent, not a magnet, so you don't end up with iron fuzz all over
Here is their homepage
How is this in regards to the bits getting damaged. It doesn't say
what they are made of except for one which has nickel-plated bits.
They have a new offering called megalok. Would that be a good purhcase?
Spehro Pefhany wrote:
I find the bits last quite long.
The only ones I have damaged have been the slotted bits, and that was
I like the regular handle because it allows better reach.
The Megalock is more of a stubby.
The nickle plated bits are for the marine version.
Yes, the Megapro screwdriver rocks. I have several spread around the
house, cars, and shop. I rarely use my expensive Snap-On drivers
anymore. The tips are of fairly good quality, and the handle is large
enough diameter to get a good grip.
Brownells (http://www.brownells.com ) sells a very nice line of handles
and tips. If you break a tip they will replace it free. Not sure
they have a storage handle but they do have some nice carrying kits.
The 1/4" bits are easily used in drill motors and electric screw
I have several of these - even one of Snap-On's finest which my son-in-law
gave me. Sadly, none of them are even close to the utility of the one
belonging to SWMBO. It is a Klein Tools, Inc. http://www.kleintools.com
Catalog #32477, 10-in-1 screwdriver/nutdriver. It has 5/16" & 1/4" nut
drivers, reversible screwdriver bits include: #2 Phillips-1/4" slotted, #1
Phillips-3/16" slotted, #15-#10 Torx and #1-#2 square-recess.
The great feature of this tool is that none of the bits are stored in the
handle. Unscrewing the end of a handle, dumping a pile of bits out in your
hand, selecting the right one, switching it with the one in the tool, then
getting the rest of the bits back in the handle and screwing the lid on is a
PIA. Then there's the time when the lid comes off accidentally, dumping the
bits in the bilge.
With the Klein, all the bits are in the shaft. All you need to do is pull
out and switch the shaft and your chosen bit is in place. It is also
non-magnetic and uses ball detents. Now if I could just trade her for my
Snap-On. . .
You don't say where you are, but there is a FANTASTIC retractable bit
driver built by Cluthe Products in Waterloo Ontario, sold exclusively
in Canada by Home Hardware.
Be worth ordering one by mail from a listed dealer if you are not in
A Canadian product so you may have never seen one, Picquic drivers are
excellent. The neat thing is that you have to use the bit you where using to
get at the bit you want. As such, it's difficult to loose them. The bits are
of high quality and I've never seen a busted handle (I sell them at work).
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