Craftsman has recently come out with lighted pliers and cutters, but those aren’t the only tools that received built-in LED treatment. This new 6-in-1 multi-bit screwdriver features around-the-shaft lighting for illuminating the deep and dark areas loose screws might reside.
The screwdriver has an aluminum handle with rubbery grip strips, and it comes with a double-sided nutdriver shaft and two double-sided screwdriver bits. List price is $15.
The LED lights are powered by 3x AAA batteries, which are included with the screwdriver.
Buy Now(via Sears)
Zorac brought up a good point in the comments, that there’s also a Kobalt version of this screwdriver with a 1″ insert bit holder instead of the 6-in-1 multi-bit shaft on the Craftsman driver. The Kobalt driver is also a few dollars cheaper.
Buy the Kobalt (via Lowes)
LEDs added to hand tools? Seems kind of gimmicky, but it can be useful. Even so, the idea seems to be well executed in the case of this multi-bit driver. It seems somewhat naturally implemented and non-interfering, while other designs, such as the Sog Blade Light knife are more of a stretch.
$15 seems about right for what you’re getting. It’s on sale for $13.50 presently, and we might pick one up if it goes on sale for $10 or so during the winter holidays. We could always use an extra glovebox or tool bag screwdriver.