Fiskars has come out with a new 6-in-1 multi-bit screwdriver that seems aimed at DIYers and crafters.
Described as the Fiskars Precision Screwdriver, the new driver has a typical “quick-flip” mechanism for changing bit tips. it comes with 2 Phillips and 2 slotted screwdriver tips, and 2 nutdriver tips.
There are some interesting features, such as the large no-roll handle shape, which features Softgrip-gripped components for added comfort and control.
The Fiskars screwdriver also has a free-rotating end cap, frequently found on precision screwdrivers with miniature tip sizes. They say that this leverages your strength to drive in screws with maximum downward force.
Fiskars also says this about the design of the new screwdriver:
The design of this tool is optimized for size and precision, making it ideal for all your DIY project needs.
First, Fiskars came out with new IsoCore hammers aimed at pros. Then they came out with new utility knives. Now, screwdrivers aimed at DIYers and categorized on their website under crafting and sewing tools?
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Fiskars has a bunch of new tools aimed at DIYers, and I’ll be posting about some more of them soon. They seem interesting, and Fiskars’ entry in the DIY tool market is interesting at the least.
Talking about the new line, Fiskars says:
DIYers are expressing themselves with more complex home decor projects – endeavors that call for just-right DIY tools that offer the right balance of size, power and precision.
If the new Fiskars screwdriver is as comfortable in-hand as their hammer, you might find them in more than just DIYers’ toolboxes.
The handle looks a little chunky, but also short, which makes it compact. That free-rotating end cap could come in handy, and it’s large enough where it should be both comfortable and perfectly functional.
Their marketing seems to be aimed at folks who never held a multi-bit screwdriver before, which is a little unusual, but I won’t hold them against that.
Here’s a promo video from Fiskars showing its use: