Klein has come out with a new USA-made adjustable length screwdriver, model 32751. It’s got a removable shaft that adjusts from 4″ to 8″, and not only that, the shaft is double-ended with both Phillips (#2) and slotted (1/4″) tips.
The new screwdriver has Klein’s iconic cushion grip, which we would agree is both comfortable and grippy. No, it’s not as ergonomically shaped as some other brands’ screwdriver handles, but it’s not lacking.
After watching the promo video, embedded below, I became aware that Klein built the screwdriver with a proprietary locking mechanism that ensures a solid hold. It is indeed different from the other adjustable length screwdrivers and bit systems that I’m familiar with.
With this one, you pull up on the locking collar to retract the blade further into the screwdriver handle, and press it down to extend the blade out. There’s a “MAX” marking that lets you know when not to extend the screwdriver shaft any further.
Klein says that the adjustable length screwdriver is as durable as a traditional Klein fixed blade screwdriver.
The video also says you get “numerous length choices,” and so you might not be able to lock the screwdriver shaft at just any length. We’ll find out and let you know.
Price: Currently $22 and change at Amazon
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