I know that I like and can use stubby screwdrivers and bit holders. Do you? Is it time you tried one?
I came across this Irwin 8-in-1 stubby screwdriver, and it seems like it could be a good buy. It’s a couple of dollars off of its regular price, but besides that, it also looks to be a good value.
Update 11/15/20: It looks to have sold out – check the listing (link below) to see if it is restocked.
Update 1/31/21: It’s BACK in stock! (Thank you Mosh for the heads-up!)
Update 2/1/21: Sold out again!
Irwin describes this as an 8-in-1, and it comes with a 7pc bit set that is stored within the handle.
It looks like the bit cartridge is threaded, and Amazon user reviews confirm this.
I have no shortage of stubby bit-holding screwdrivers, and think this could be appealing for first-time users not sure of whether they want a stubby driver or not.
The Irwin screwdriver handle looks a little chunky to me – not a bad thing – and Irwin says it has a “ProTouch Grip” for maximum torque, comfort, and slip resistance.
It looks a little cheap to me, but at $4, there’s little risk for anyone who’s not sure how useful a stubby screwdriver will be for them. And if it turns out that you like it, you could always upgrade down the line.
Amazon Prime members get free shipping, non-subscribers get free shipping as part of a $25+ shipped-by-Amazon order.
Upgraded Pick: Klein
If you want a more pro-oriented stubby screwdriver, this Klein has removable double-sided bits – you know, where the entire shaft slides out – and is priced at $10.