This is similar to our main pick but nowhere near as refined or as comfortable to hold. What really sets it apart is the excellent bit storage, which makes it easy to find, store, swap—and never drop—its six unusually tough double-sided bits. The same can be said about the Electriduct Ratcheting Screwdriver. If it fits your hand comfortably, has an easy-to-use direction switch, and the gearing sounds okay, then it might be a good buy. Some had as low as 10 teeth, while most of the better ones had around 40, yet some had as many as Be the first to write a review.

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To get a new one, you need to unscrew the cap, dump the bits on your hand, sift them around with a finger until you find the one you want, funnel the rest back into the ratchering with your hand, and finally screw the cap back on. The Ideal in-1 Multi-Bit Ratcheting Screwdriver is another good-quality screwdriver that suffers from weak bit storage.

We think there are at least 10 bit types you need in order to feel confident that you could tackle any task around the house. Craftsman Piece Mechanic Tool Set – After years of constant use, the tool still works great, and aside from a couple of paint splatters and a scratch here and there, the MegaPro is exactly as it was when it came out of the packaging.

Megapro 13 in 1 Ratcheting driver Part # 211R2C36RD

In addition to ratchetig loose-form testing, we checked the bit tips for stability by trying to strip them out. Good luck finding those. It stood out among the lower-priced screwdrivers for its bit storage, lifetime warranty, and easy availability at Home Depot.


This is in addition to the 13 we previously looked at.

New Megapro T-Handle Ratcheting Screwdriver

Other screwdrivers, like the Marshalltown SDR19SG and the Husky Ratcheting Screwdriver Setwere dismissed because they only have the simple compartment in the handle and offer no bit organization like our picks.

The bit storage is exceptional and is one of the many mdgapro where the tool stands apart from the pack. It combines all of the right features like no other screwdriver, helping you work faster and more comfortably than with any other tool. But it still gets the job done. To get a second opinion on screwdriver preferences and features, I turned to Stuart Deutsch of ToolGuyd. Husky Ratcheting Ratcheitng Screwdriver Similar, but lower quality This is similar to our main pick but nowhere near as refined or as comfortable to hold.

A lot of screwdrivers, like the Ratchetingg Multi Bit Driveruse the screwdriver tip as one of the storage spaces, meaning that there are seven bits but only six storage slots. The same can be said about the Electriduct Ratcheting Screwdriver.

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Also, we passed over the Nebo Ultra Socket Combination Kit because the storage compartment is accessed by a screw-on cap. Save on Hand Tool Sets Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. It has a very similar design and bit storage minus the spinning cap. Ratcehting bits are widely available at hardware stores and home centers, and if one gets damaged, it can be replaced with minimal difficulty.

Torx bits, gaining in popularity, have four common sizes. The assumption here is that one of the bits is going to live in the tip of the screwdriver. The carousel sits loosely in the tool, so it wobbles all over the place while bits are being taken in and out.


We recommend buying whichever tool is cheaper or easier for you to get. If the In-1 and the Channellock are not available or if you feel strongly that you will eventually need a wider selection of bits, MegaPro also offers the R1C36RD in-1 Ratcheting Automotive Screwdriver. It never gained purchase but caught it enough so that the working edges of the bit got a severe thrashing. The difference is that it takes smaller, single-sided 1-inch bits, rather than the double-sided bits that ratcueting pick takes.

The tooth ratcheting mechanism is smooth and the teardrop handle is comfortable.

The Bahco Ratchet Bit Screwdriver is a very negapro tool. Getting the bits out was difficult, and on more than one occasion I had to hit the tool repeatedly against my palm in order to get one free.

It has a fantastic ratchet mechanism that just oozes quality, but the bits are stored loose in the handle. Be the first to write a review.

This is similar to our main pick but nowhere near as refined or as comfortable to hold. Kegapro downside of the tool is that the bit storage is on outside of handle, and we found that the bits worked themselves around a little and would poke our hand while using the screwdriver.

They do offer a in-1 modelwhich adds two additional square drive bits and has no ratcheting action.

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