I previously posted about Dewalt’s USA-made screwdrivers, a mostly unknown line of seemingly industrial-focused screwdrivers sold at some independent tool dealers (as opposed to Home Depot or other big box stores).
I have only used one of these screwdrivers, a Phillips #2 I purchased in late 2017. My USA-made Dewalt screwdriver is well-made and is comfortable to use. Although tempted to purchase a couple more of these screwdrivers, the price is a little steep, although not out of line with industry norms.
Jake recently learned that Dewalt was listing SKUs related to this product line as being discontinued and asked us to investigate. We reached out to Dewalt and heard back – yes, they are being discontinued.
So, if you were thinking of picking up a set of these USA-made Dewalt screwdrivers, now’s the time to do it. Well, now or the next time Acme Tools or Tool Nut run any kind of percent-off promos. While discontinued, I haven’t yet seen any clearance pricing.
Dewalt points to Proto’s Duratek line as being suitable replacements. I’ve used Mac test samples of similarly styled screwdrivers, and they’re good drivers. Still, they’re not quite the same.
I’ll likely pick up at least another Phillips #2 screwdriver. With as many screwdrivers as I already have, I don’t feel compelled to buy a set, but I’m fond enough to want a backup for my Phillips in case it gets misplaced. I might also buy a single slotted driver to pair it with.
Acme Tools has more individual size selection, Tool Nut has more set options.
If you’re interested in USA-made screwdrivers but have a more modest budget, I would draw your attention to Tekton screwdrivers. At higher pricing, Williams is also a good brand, but not everyone is fond of their handle styling.