It has been a while since I’ve explored Amazon’s bestsellers list, to see the most popular tools their customers are buying.
Sometimes the best selling tools surprise me, other times they don’t. I have to say, the top 3 best selling screwdrivers at the moment have surprised me, but in a good way. Here they are:
Amazon’s Top-Selling Screwdriver: Klein 11-in-1
I must admit, I am a little surprised to see Klein’s 11-in-1 multi-bit screwdriver in the top position.
Oh, Klein’s multi-bit x-in-1 screwdrivers are excellent, but I would have anticipated seeing one of their 5-in-1 or 6-in-1 models in this spot, due to being more inexpensive.
Klein has a 5-in-1 multi-bit screwdriver for $10, while the 11-in-1 is $15.
Hmm, the 5-in-1 is classified as a nutdriver, and this 11-in-1 as a screwdriver – could this affect things? No, because the 5-in-1 has a tools and home improvement rank of 22,752, and the 11-in-1 has a rank of 439. Interesting.
I also can’t say this screwdriver isn’t deserving of the top bestsellers spot, it’s a great driver. Klein’s screwdrivers are pretty bulletproof and seem to be the standard that competitors aim to beat.
Get your own for $15.
#2 Bestseller: Klein 4-in-1 Precision Screwdriver
Another Klein tool in the top 3 listing? Surprising, but again, this multi-bit precision screwdriver is a very nice model, and with very popular bit sizes and styles:
Phillips #0, #00
Slotted 1/8″, 3/32″
I’ll have to dig out my test sample – I haven’t parted with it yet – but I distinctly remember that it’s longer than typical precision screwdrivers and that’s something I appreciate at times.
There’s not a lot of competition in this space, at least nowhere near this price point.
#3 Bestseller: Klein 3-in-1 Multi-Bit Pocket Screwdriver
Wow, Klein Tools dominates the 3 most best selling screwdrivers on Amazon, who would have thought?
The #3 spot features the Klein 3-in-1 HVAC pocket screwdriver, with Phillips #0, slotted 1/8″ and Scrader valve bit tips. There’s also an electronics pocket screwdriver with the same bit selection as the 4-in-1 precision driver discussed above.
I don’t recall ever using this Klen Pocket Screwdriver in either HVAC or electronic styles, but it seems like a solid buy.
Are you surprised by how popular Klein screwdrivers seem to be at Amazon? I would have expected Irwin’s multi-bit screwdriver ($11-12 via Amazon) to occupy at least one of the top spots. It’s still #6 on the list, but I expected it to rank a bit higher.
Random Mention: Crescent Bit Holder for $6.66
The #14 best selling screwdriver? This Crescent 1/4″ hex screwdriver bit holder, currently priced at $6.66. I wonder if the algorithm fudged things a little – would anyone buy the 13th best selling screwdriver if it were priced at $6.66?