Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 34
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RevJim Good Tool at a Good Price
This review is for the HDX Model 120SD12D 6-in-1 Screwdriver.
I'm a retired computer tech and still support friends and family when their gear breaks. While I carry a full toolbox in the back of my car, most of the time I rely on what I carry in a shoulder carry messenger bag. To remove computer cases, hard drives, power units, etc. all that is usually needed is a #2 Phillips, a 1/4" socket driver, a #1 Phillips, and a flat head driver (for prying, mostly). Until recently I carried separate, dedicated tools in my shoulder bag.
While I still have a full set of drivers in my car toolbox, the HDX 6-in-1 has replaced the four dedicated drivers in the bag that goes into the jobsite first.
The HDX meets my needs admirably - and at a bargain cost. Of course I'm not trying to remove rusted on bolts or screws; computer repair is pretty much light duty work. But sometimes all you need is "good enough". The unit comes with a 90 warranty from H/D and is inexpensive enough to replace if it gets lost or broken.
The handle is smooth and, while plenty large enough, may not offer the grip of drivers with contoured handles. (I don't have to worry overlymuch about working on computers with wet or slippery hands). The balance of the driver is O.K., nothing unusual.
The unit may not be the best choice for heavy duty repairs, but for general household repairs (fixing a lamp, changing a light switch, etc.) I think the HDX is great value for the money, and the convenience of rotating tips saves carrying multiple drivers.
September 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mainer Junk - avoid this one!
Less than a month after I got this, the ball bearing and screw that hold it together popped out. Though I found them and re-installed them, they popped out again, making the tool useless. Very poorly made product.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sammyboy Must Have
Great tool, use all the time. I own three of them. One in shed, garage and house
August 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RichieTee Absolute Necessity!!!
I don't write a lot of reviews, but this screwdriver is an absolute necessity!!! No more running back and forth to the garage ... or carrying around a bunch of screwdrivers because a job needs a phillips AND flat head. This has a small (#1) and larger (#2) phillips along with a small and larger flathead all on the same screwdriver. We have a 2 story house -- I have one of these on top of the fridge upstairs and one on top of the fridge downstairs. Has saved me many trips to the tool box in the garage.
I rated 4 star because it's medium duty. I tried to use it to remove a screw connecting the handle to the shut off valve on my toilet and the bit cracked. I used as much force as I possibly could before the bit cracked.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PATCHER 1 HDX MULTI SCREWDRIVER
This hdx 6in1 is my favorite multi screwdriver that I bought. it works great. I really like how it is designed and also the price of it is not that expensive to buy. so if you need a small multi screwdriver I would get the (HDX) 6in1 for a good small multi screwdriver to have for or on the job.
June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camille Great screwdriver
So many different screwdrivers in one! Has helped during many projects!
May 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy Handy Tool
I like the convenience of having several tip changes.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dangit my favorite screwdriver
This has been my favorite screwdriver for years. I have replaced it a time or two after it disappeared or was barrowed. I just bought one for my sister as well. Three things I like about it are: 1) the shaft is stronger than most others, 2) the wider handle is more comfortable to grip and turn, and 3) the bright orange is easy to spot from across the room when looking for it. The removable pieces stay put; they do not fall out like some similar types. The strength of the shaft comes in handy when using the tool for other tasks like wedging something open or scraping something off. When quite a bit of pressure is needed to force a screw in, you don’t have a small diameter end piece hurting your hand.
December 12, 2010