By now you have probably already heard of the Kobalt Double Drive screwdriver and the new Double Drive ratchet, which feature unique gearing to speed up fastener-driving tasks. What you probably haven’t seen yet is Husky’s new ratcheting screwdriver that is said to be 3x faster than ordinary ratcheting screwdrivers.
So is this a Triple Drive screwdriver? Not quite. The ratcheting screwdriver has a gear multiplier so that 1 turn of the handle equals 3 turns of the screwdriver bit. But unless you lift your hand from the handle for repositioning after every turn, there’s still going to be a zero-motion return twist.
Even so, the ratcheting screwdriver does claim to be 3x faster than ordinary ratcheting screwdrivers, which seems handy. The 21-piece set is priced at $10 and comes with 7 SAE sockets, a 1/4″ square drive adapter, and 12 screwdriver bits.
Screwdriver bit sizes: slotted 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″; Phillips #0, #1, #2, #3; Torx T10, T15, T20, T30.
Sockets: 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, 11/32″, 3/8″, 78/16″, 1/2″.
The screwdriver handle opens up for convenient bit storage and the soft rubber grip is said to be chemical-resistant.
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
It’s a $10 ratcheting screwdriver that comes with 7 sockets, a hex-to-square adapter and 12 screwdriver bits, and we first saw the set in the holiday tool gifts display at a local Home Depot. A good ratcheting screwdriver typically costs a lot more than $10, although we’ve seen some nice inexpensive ones before.
It’s a risk, but at least Home Depot has a good return policy.