Rated 5 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DIYDave Great stubby with solid ratchet feature
I bought this at the same time I bought the Irwin stubby. My thought was to settle on the one I liked best, but ultimately I decided to keep both. This one is a little taller and thinner than the Irwin, but the ratchet drive on it made it a keeper.
The handle on this stubby is about average size for a stubby driver. The Irwin is a fatty so there is a noticeable difference. Instead of being round, it's got a rounded triangular shape. The shape helps provide leverage and ergonomics, and the coating provides solid grip.
Between the handle and shaft is the ratchet selector. It's pretty stiff providing a nice feel when spinning it between on, off, and locked. The stiffness of switching it doesn't make it difficult, but, instead, adds a nice solid feel to the motion. The ratchet drive itself is about average. It's not loose like some cheaper ratchets, but it's not super fine like your more expensive ones; it fits right in the middle. I found the action of the ratchet to be comfortable and sufficient, assisting with tightening and loosening screws, making up for the handle size difference compared to the Irwin.
This stubby only comes with the standard flat and philips bits, and they are stored in the handle. The friction fit of them in the lid is pretty stiff and requires a good amount of work to get them out. After several uses, the spaces haven't loosened up where they are falling out in the handle, but it still very stiff and difficult to remove them. The cavity in the handle the bits are stored in is quite large so you might even be able to fit a torx bit or something else in there.
The height of this stubby is a small downfall in it's design, but the ratchet more than makes up for it. While it won't fit in the super-tight spaces that the shorter Irwin stubby will, the effort required on screws for this is low. With a solid build, nice features, and good price, it's a great buy.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jls614 Great tool and works great!
This is quite the handy tool. Super easy to use and functions as it should. Makes the small jobs a whole lot easier.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pumper Great Screwdriver
The screwdriver works perfectly and all the pieces fit right into the handle!
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Happy Great gift for dad's
Got a few of these as gifts for all the dad's in our life, dad, grandpa, uncle and they loved it! Small and handy, can even keep it in the car. Great price and great gift! Want to get one for myself next : )
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AviationBob Valuable little tool, and Stanley too.
If you work on furniture, vehicles, machines, ... or just around the house, you want to hang on to this one. Not from China ! A very cost effective compact tool to add to your collection.
June 10, 2014