I wrote about Estwing demolition-style screwdrivers back in November, and have since learned they they also have a set of less-frilled screwdrivers with round shanks.
These are for… users who love their Estwing hammers and want similar grip styling in their screwdrivers?
The 10pc set includes 5 Phillips and 5 slotted screwdriver sizes. The tips are magnetic, and with a protective black oxide finish.
Estwing Screwdriver Set Sizes
- Phillips PH0, PH1, extended length PH1, PH2, stubby PH2
- Slotted 1/8″, 3/16″, extended length 3/16″, 1/4″, stubby 1/4″
The handle material is said to be made from dual molded polypropylene plastic with a TPR rubber ergonomic handle, and it features Estwing’s classic hammer handle-style dimples.
According to Q&A on Amazon, the Estwing screwdrivers are made in China.
If these feature a similar feel to Estwing’s hammers, that could be a selling point. But since the hammers are made here and the screwdrivers in China, it’s possible only the visual styling is similar for brand recognition purposes.
Either way, it’s still interesting to track Estwing’s developments. Estwing screwdrivers… what will they come out with next?
Brands reaching beyond their comfort can be a good thing. Wiha’s new multi-bit screwdrivers (reviewed here), for instance, have been a winner.
Channellock also inched into new territories over the years, and it started with licensed products such as screwdrivers and nut drivers.
It can be interesting and beneficial for users when tool brands extend beyond their comfort zones, but is that what’s happening here?