Just the name alone got me excited. Most recently, we were given their new line of Klein Tools Multi-Bit Screwdrivers in various sizes and configurations. I think electricians and mechanical contractors are going to find these most valuable, but in all honesty everyone needs a good set of drivers. Standard Nut Driver Set is a great set to look over because for starters, the handles are made from plastic, which is durable and very long lasting. If you do have trouble, just pull out the active bit and use it to push the next bit down and out. All have a similar look and feel, with rubber overmold and bit holders that will handle a variety of sizes and bits. I think the goal here was to simplify production and have a nice matched set.
Like the two slotted screwdrivers in the 6-pack I just finished writing about in fact one of the screwdrivers is exactly the same , the demo screwdrivers utilize a piece of forged steel that runs all the way through the handle and terminates into a blasting cap at the back of the tool. Klein makes 2 different versions of this tool with different tips. Why it's best: The Husky Nut Driver Set 7-Piece is a surprisingly solid set of nut drivers. Since 1857 Klein has been committed to producing only top quality, professional-grade hand tools and testing equipment for tradesmen worldwide. The insulated tools from Milwaukee are very similar in looks and feel to their standard drivers with the obvious exceptions of the lanyard hole in the handle and the insulated shaft. All six screwdrivers have graphical icons on the back of the tool to quickly and easily identify them when they are inserted in a tool bag.
Another great thing I love about the set is that the handle of each driver is made from butyrate, which makes them sturdier by making them chemical and solvent resistant. The metallurgy in how the handle has spring but the cutting surface is so strong is the big difference between their tools and cheaper ones. I received a two pack of Steel Cap Demolition Screwdrivers. Like the GreenLee set, the socket on each driver is six point, which is a great feature to have for the reasons I mentioned above. These drivers come with the hex shaft and the tips have the same non-chrome plated hardened steel as the multi driver sets. Something else that is great about this tool is that it will ratchet both ways, but it will also work as just a regular screwdriver if you want to disengage the mechanism just put the rotating center control in the middle. Help your fellow Redditors crack the electrical code.
I immediately tested them out by chiseling the corner off some concrete block—not because I had to, mind you—just because I could. For everything else, though I find this type of driver to be much more familiar. All of the tools in the set are chrome plated also, which makes them corrosion resistant. The ratchet was strong as well, and I was able to use the tool to free a couple of really well-seated screws on an old electrical box as well as swap bits to remove the Phillips screws that had, in some makeshift fashion, secured it to a stud wall some years ago. Instead, you use your finger to slide the bits downward and out the bottom. Now I know Milwaukee refers to the three hex and Torx key drivers as 10-in-1 tools, but they also market an identical 10-in-1 with Phillips, slotted and square Robertson style bits.
In this photo, have a piece of paper with your username and date written on it. As we've experienced in their other hand tools, these seem to address multi-purpose uses whenever possible, but not at the expense of adding features that detract from the tool's primary purpose. On the ends of each of these drivers are clearly-stated and color-coded markings for the size. This includes company names of contractors. I eventually worked it off, but the L-shape of a traditional hex key offers a bit more leverage. By the time I got done I had come to the conclusion that I really needed to get a good set of drivers. It is a driver that I think will quickly become a very important part of your everyday tool kit.
Our local stores do not honor online pricing. When using the 10-in-1, I felt that I could apply a ton of torque to the handle. Manual models are available with various heads to accommodate fasteners such as Philips or slotted-head screws. When I got them back I participated in a remodel that involved a considerable amount of rewiring—some of it at the breaker panel. I have used this tool for a lot of different things at work, from trimming out walls with receptacles and switches to driving concrete screws for strapping panels to the wall. Not only could I get the screwdriver in place, I had enough room left to actually gain some leverage.
Milwaukee, however, recently announced that I could get my hands on their new hand fastening tools and start checking them out, even before they had found their way into retail outlets. The blades are interchangeable for quick and easy switch out. I had gone for years with a hodgepodge collection of screwdrivers that would have been better off had I ground them all down to flat heads and awls and repurposed them. If you are going to be trimming out walls they also make one of these tools as a Ratcheting Multi-Bit tool. The trouble is, the T20 Torx screws for the left rear tail light are impossible to access to with a traditional Torx key. When combined with the established criteria, the above-mentioned facts make this a heavy-duty, long lasting set to consider buying.
Another great thing about this set is that each of the drivers has a cushion gripped handle. In this way, the tool doubles triples? Basically any plier with a cutting surface are really top notch. It really feels like you can bear down a lot harder on the fastener. Conclusion Overall, I was very impressed with these Klein Tools Multi-Bit screwdrivers. When he's not remodeling part of his house or playing with the latest power tool, Clint enjoys life as a husband, father and avid reader. Forget all that, says Milwaukee. A couple weeks later, I had the pleasant surprise of realizing that all of my bits were still with me.
Copyright ©1998-2018 Tools-Plus All rights reserved. Screwdrivers and nut drivers tighten and loosen fasteners such as screws, nuts, and bolts in materials such as wood and metal. Furthermore, the tip of each driver is magnetic. Someone told me Stanley made Klein's screwdrivers. In 2008, Clint was one of the founders of Pro Tool Reviews. As mentioned above, this makes the tools rust resistant. Usually you get one or the other.