Never one for fancy screwdrivers, this rough’n’ready tradesman relied on Craftsman for their multi-purpose function. Screws, pry bar, chisel, free exchange when broken. At some point, I went to a 6-in-1 screwdriver, which occasionally did double duty as a chisel, but not as often. Because that would break it. I’d try to be organized enough to have a beater screwdriver for unpopular work a screwdriver is sometimes called upon to perform.
The 6-in-1 is fine. Two Phillips, two slotted, as well as two nut drivers when a screwdriver bit is removed. Is there any better? In some cases bigger is better. A bigger handle for a more comfortable grip. Extra bits for extra options. Klein makes such a tool. But would I lose all these pieces in the heat of battle?
Electricians carry a screwdriver like this. They’re the Air Force of tradespeople. Keeping clean, meals on time, everything well-organized. If they can do it, so can I!
The investment was made, and after three years, I’ve yet to lose its components. Bigger handle with rubber grip. More torque. Better on my middle-aged hands. The bit tips are better honed. Quality American manufacturing. With products like this, Klein will be in business forever.