Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 75
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pjy1911 One of Home Depot's best offerings
When we first bought these screwdrivers for the tech dept. my first thought was "oh great, another cheap multi-bit screwdriver..." After using them for a while I began to realize how invaluable these are. The tips are quality, not like the cheap ones that tend to wear out and deform. Ours are going on 3 years old now and the bits are still in great shape, only a bit shiny from use. The handle is comfortable and just the right size to be able to torque down on more difficult screws.
Please don't change these already perfect screwdrivers. The only improvement I can think of is a kit with the same handle, but a larger variety of bits, like Torx, Allen, security bits, etc.
September 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by digitaltrix Brilliant kit with one undeniable flaw. BUY IT anyway!
I never write reviews but I was compelled to write this one for two reasons.
One, to state obvious merits and one potential de-merit for any would-be-buyer and most importantly, two, for Husky Corporation so they may see this review and improve on their near perfect offering.
Ok so as many will have read by now, the bits are very nicely manufactured and not of that cheap looking and cheap quality chrome type steel either, rather these bits mean business and although they look sharp, they really are tough as nails.
I have recently used this for taking apart my laptop (several times over) for replacing memory as well as upgrading its internal wireless card and the swivel top really made it a breeze.
The tips aren't magnetic, however if fixed right they will pull the screw right out of the deepest recess due to shear grip of the blades. I haven't as of yet tried, but I feel a magnetizer block (you can find these on e b ay) may help this.
FYI, The bit I have used for the above applications is labeled Philips 1 (included)
So all in all very happy and with a great warranty, the screwdriver kit is right for the price.
So you're wondering what the flaw is....
Well it's that once you've fit the bit, which doesn't slip at all, the remaining 3 bits out of the total 4 have a slotted space inside the handle.
That is to say, there are 3 separate spaces inside the handle that neatly fit 3 bits and one bit remains outside at all times.
This is a definite oversight as the room taken to fit the slots could have been manipulated to keep all four bits inside.
This leaves one worried about the single bit outside being broken or exposed unnecessarilly to damaging forces.
For this, I have come up with a simple fix, which was to use a pen cap with paper towel wadded up inside.
My advice to Husky would be to optimally, provide enough space inside the handle for all four bits or additionally provide a proper fitting cap for the bit remaining outside and exposed.
Irrespective of this one flaw, the screwdriver is great so definitely buy it if you want the precision of taking apart your electronics with quality bits as well as the ease of a swivel top making your work fly by!
August 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by txkflier Well made screwdriver set..
These discontinued screwdrivers were great. The new version is terrible. All four bits would fit in the handle of the old one. Only three will fit in the handle of the new one, which means you have to leave one in the tip. The bits on the old version were better made. The friction ball was tighter and held the bits in better. I wish I could find one of the old ones at a decent price.
December 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cwen very nice small 8-IN-1 Phillips and Slotted Screwdriver Set
This 8-IN-1 Phillips and Slotted Screwdriver Set is good enough to work on watches.
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Quick modification increases storage
I own several of these in both the red and black top models. The bits are quite well made, and my only complaint was similar to one of the other reviewers in that there is only room for 3 bits in the handle, so one has to be stored in the driver. Although this is OK for your tool box, I carry this driver around in my shirt pocket or Swisstool/Leatherman belt pouch. I found that the insert inside the handle is easily removed with a pair of pliers - just slide it out. Then, you can fit 6 or 7 bits snugly in the handle!
March 14, 2014