Klein recently announced a new stubby multi-bit screwdriver (model 32562) that features #1 and #2 square recess, 3/16″ slotted, and #2 Phillips bits, as well as 1/4″ and 5/16″ nut drivers. The new driver has a 1-1/4″ shaft and stubby handle to facilitate access in tight work areas.
Klein says that the screwdriver is made from the highest quality tempered steel with a torque-proof anchor in the handle.
I have a number of Klein multi-bit drivers scattered around, and have given quite a few drivers as gifts. For the most part they’re well made, although some of the bits, most notably #2 Phillips, have worn or deformed a little too easily at times. Hopefully the bits on newer batches of drivers are hardened a bit better.
If you don’t give a hoot about square recess bits but still need a compact driver, stubby driver model 32561 is readily available for about $12-14. In this model, the square bits are swapped for 1/4″ slotted and #1 Phillips bits.
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