KC Tool’s precision screwdriver is an example of a tool organizational product that you can make yourself. It’s also an example of a great quality store-bought product that is difficult to duplicate if you don’t have the right pricy tools and equipment.
KC Tool was kind enough to send me their small and large precision screwdriver holders. They’re fairly simply constructed, with a holey top slab and 2 solid legs, all made from aluminum. The whole thing bolts together with socket cap screws.
The smaller one fits up to 25 screwdrivers, and the larger one up to 50.
They can fit:
- Wiha standard & ESD precision screwdrivers: blade lengths up to 80mm
- Wiha PicoFinish precision screwdrivers: blade lengths up to 100mm
- Witte Wittron precision screwdrivers: all blade lengths (up to 80mm)
- Gedore precision screwdrivers: all blade lengths (up to 100mm)
In these photos I have the screwdriver stand loaded with various Wiha precision screwdrivers.
Let me tell you – the screwdriver stands look very good in person. The holes are countersunk and the aluminum parts have a nice tumbled finish.
It holds my precision screwdrivers nice and neatly. There are no sharp edges, and nothing to really complain about.
The only thing I could possibly suggest is that KC tool considers countersinking the holes in the top and using flathead screws for a flush appearance. Maybe they can countersink the holes on one side, leave the others intact on the other, to give users a choice.
It can accept regular screwdrivers too, but with no bottom tray to holds things straight, most will just sort of topple over if their shoulders aren’t straight or resting screwdrivers are disturbed.
Hmm, maybe with some rubber grommets or insrts they can fit regular screwdrivers a little better.
Personally, I’d like to see KC Tool turn this into a modular system, maybe with options for a bottom tray, taller legs, things like that. Maybe they could work out a pliers holder? A pedestal-style screwdriver holder?
The pricing seems very fair for what you get.
When working on my last batch of cabinet drawers, I cut some scrap into squares I intended to build into a DIY version of this precision screwdriver holder. Being as busy as I am, I hadn’t gotten to it yet.
If the smaller screwdriver holder was say $85, I’d say NO WAY and make my own from plywood, Delrin, or another material that’s easy to work with. I don’t think I’d try something like this from aluminum.
A slab of Delrin 3/8″ thick by 5″ wide is ~$20-21 per foot. Even if I went a little thinner, the materials cost is close to what KC Tool is selling these for. I guess a DIY plywood version might look alright, or planed-down and well-finished hardwood might look great.
I like these KC Tool precision screwdriver holders. I’m still working on my electronics bench, and when it’s done one or both of these holders will have a home on it.
Small Stand Dimensions: 3/8″ thick, 5″ wide, 4.4″ tall, 5.5″ long
Large Stand Dimensions: 3/8″ thick, 5″ wide, 4.4″ tall, 9.7″ long
Price: $25.90 for the small one, $36.41 for the large
Thanks to our KC Tool coupon arrangement, the price to you is 10% less. Coupon code is TOOLGUYD4LIFE.
If you like tool storage accessories like this, also check out our review on Westling socket holder trays.
Thanks to KC Tool for providing the review samples unconditionally.