I don’t quite know how to say this, so I’ll be frank. I have an irrational NEED to eventually buy these Bahco screwdrivers, preferably at a reasonable price.
A few years ago, while in England on vacation, I purchased a single Irazola Tekno+ 5mm ball hex screwdriver. It was the most comfortable screwdriver handle EVER. That 5mm ball hex driver is still my favorite hex tool as well. The overall driver was just beautifully made, with perfect machining, strong materials, and a great finish.
My efforts at finding easy access to Irazola screwdrivers in the USA have been unsuccessful. The company was unresponsive, even when I emailed them in Spanish.
Oh, I probably should have started with this – Irazola is a Spanish-based screwdriver manufacturer. All they make are screwdrivers, and they’re good at it.
As mentioned in our tool brands and corporate affiliations guide, Irazola is now owned by Snap-on. I believe Irazola is technically owned by Bahco and Snap-on’s European division, but ultimately Irazola falls under the Snap-on corporate umbrella.
Because of this, Irazola’s Tekno+ screwdrivers are now Bahco-branded and are finally available in the USA.
Unfortunately, selection and availability of Bahco Tekno+ screwdrivers is extremely limited, but I suppose a 6-piece set (202020) is better than nothing. Unfortunately, the pricing a bit too high – $114 for a set of (3) Phillips drivers and (3) slotted drivers.
I should point out that the two sets shown here are NOT the same. The boxed set is the one available in the USA, the loose drivers are shown to give you a better idea of the drivers’ geometries.
These drivers are great, but I’m only prepared to pay maybe $12-15 per screwdriver as part of a set, which means at $114 the 6-piece set is about $25-40 overpriced in my opinion.
So, this set will remain on my wishlist for now. If anyone knows of a less expensive source for these screwdrivers, please let me know!
If you’re looking for a nice set of soft-grip screwdrivers and are okay with the higher price, these drivers are definitely worth trying.
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I have thus far looked for these drivers under Irazola, Bahco, and Snap-on branding. Thus far they only seem to be available in the USA under Bahco branding, but that might eventually change.