There’s a new Megapro multi-bit screwdriver, a special edition Eclipse model with black handle and black-finish shaft.
It has been a very long time since my first and last review of Megapro screwdrivers. In the years since then, I’ve used a couple of other Megapro screwdrivers, and also their ratcheting screwdriver under Channellock branding. In that time, my very positive opinion of Megapro has only been reinforced.
Megapro’s screwdrivers are not universally comfortable, as their thicker handles can be a downside at times. You can’t buy replacement bits at your local home center, but they are easily available online.
(A word about replacement bits – industrial suppliers beat Amazon’s pricing by a lot. Some other brands’ bits *might* be compatible, but I have never confirmed this.)
I wouldn’t expect that a simple color change would hold my attention so strongly, but I’m really digging the look of the all-black screwdriver.
Bowers Tool, a 3rd party seller on Amazon, seems to be the only source this for “custom limited edition” model. They’re selling it for $20 with free shipping.
- Phillips: #0, #1, #2, #3
- Square/Robertson: #0, #1, #2, #3
- Torx/Star: T10, T15, T20, T25
- Flat/Slotted: 3/16″ (#4), 1/4″ (#6)
Keep in mind that there are 7 double-ended bits. The 1/4″ hex bit holder doubles as a nutdriver and makes the tool a “15-in-1” driver.
I wouldn’t describe Megapro’s multi-bit screwdrivers as the best, but they’re pretty darned good.
Looking further, there’s also an Independence Day limited edition.