Kobalt has a couple of neat Double Drive products new for the 2012 holidays. Here’s what you need to know about these new tools as well as info on how to score the free bonus accessories.
Kobalt Double Drive Screwdriver Set
This new 32pc set comes with a full-size Double Drive screwdriver, a precision Double Drive screwdriver for working with smaller fasteners, and a bit kit. For a limited time only, there’s a special-edition kit that comes with a free extension shaft and carrying pouch.
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Not sure whether this is right for you? Check out our Kobalt Double Drive screwdriver set hands-on preview. Let us know if you have questions, we’d be glad to help.
If the special bonus set is already sold out, you should still be able to purchase the 32pc set by itself.
If the bonus set and regular set are both sold-on, you will probably have to check out alternative gift ideas, such as these lower priced multi-bit screwdrivers. If your budget is a little higher, take a look at these excellent ratcheting screwdriver options.
Kobalt Double Drive Ratchet Set
Kobalt designed this 3/8″ square-drive ratchet with the same quick Double Drive technology as their screwdrivers. The ratchet works in two ways – by swinging the handle as you would an ordinary ratchet, or by twisting the handle as you would with a screwdriver. And since this is a Double Drive ratchet, you can twist the handle in either direction for faster operation.
For a limited time the online-only special edition includes a bonus free 50-piece screwdriver bit set.
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Be sure to check out our Kobalt Double Drive ratchet set hands-on preview for full details about how it works.
The Original Double Drive Screwdriver
To quickly learn about the original full-size Kobalt Double Drive screwdriver, head on over to our hands-on preview, where we describe how the screwdriver works and what bits and attachments come bundled with it.
To sum it up, the Kobalt Double Drive is multi-bit screwdriver that is designed to work twice as fast as an ordinary ratcheting screwdriver!
Kobalt Double Drive Screwdriver Video Review
Here are our video reviews that goes over the tools’ main features and shows how it works. Although the screwdriver’s Double-Drive mechanism requires two-handed operation to use, the driver can still be used in a manner similar to an ordinary ratcheting screwdriver. The first video shows the 2012-edition of the full-size and mini screwdrivers, and the second shows the original full-size screwdriver.
Alternative Gift Ideas
Some people LOVE the Double Driver screwdrivers and ratchet, some don’t. Here are a couple of alternate hand tool gift ideas to consider.
Channellock Ratcheting Screwdriver
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Kobalt Multi-Drive Wrench
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Black & Decker Ratcheting ReadyWrench
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Craftsman Rotary Wrench
Other Tool Gift Ideas
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