I posted a first-look about the new Megapro Precision Screwdriver earlier this week, and one of the (understandably) common requests was for a size comparison.
Shown above is the new Megapro 24-in-1 precision screwdriver next to one of their standard multi-bit screwdrivers, specifically their 15-in-1 high visibility green screwdriver (purchased via Amazon at retail).
(Note: Megapro is sponsoring our exploration and coverage of their new precision driver.)
Megapro’s standard screwdrivers have wide handles, sized to accommodate their internal bit storage cartridge, which holds 7 double-ended screwdriver bits.
The new 24-in-1 precision screwdriver is much more slender, shorter, and lighter.
Here’s a new graphic Megapro put together, depicting their precision screwdriver next to their ratcheting screwdriver.
Megapro’s ratcheting screwdriver has a more tapered handle shape compared to their standard drivers.
Here’s a selection of different screwdriver sizes and styles, plus an AA-sized battery, to give you a sense of scale.
The Megapro precision screwdriver is about the same size as some of my smallest standard-size screwdriver handles, and smaller than higher torque styles.
If there’s interest, I can include a comparison against multi-bit screwdrivers in my full review.
There is noticeable size difference when comparing the Megapro against more traditional precision screwdrivers.
As mentioned in my first-look, I went from an “uh-oh, it looks too big for me” standpoint to “ah, a bridge between categories.”
There are a lot of tasks where I might reach for a precision screwdriver only to have to seek out another driver style that might be much too big.
The Megapro is a middle-ground tool that can deliver more torque than a traditional precision screwdriver, but also more control and a lighter touch than many full-size drivers.
Battery door compartments are a good example of where a tool like this would absolutely come in handy. Too much torque and you can damage the fastener or part, and too little torque can lead to unnecessary frustrations and delays.
It’s worth reminding you that the Megapro also holds 12 double-ended 4mm hex screwdrivers. This means you get 24 screwdriver bit sizes and styles without requiring extra storage accessories. Internal bit storage can be an incredible convenience.
Here’s a quick image of the screwdriver with one of the bits inserted into the holder.
Finally, here’s a comparison between the double-ended bits, and a Wiha-branded hex-tip. You can fit standard 4mm hex “micro” style screwdriver bits in both the Megapro’s holder and in the internal bit storage cartridge.
The friction-fit feels a bit different since you’re engaging the retention mechanism earlier with a standard 4mm hex bit than with Megapro’s double-ended bits, but as far as I can tell there’s perfect compatibility.
I have not yet tested whether the Megapro bits fit other 4mm hex bit holders and screwdriver handles.
In case it saves you a visit to the other post, here’s a list of the included bit sizes and styles:
- Hex 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 mm
- Pentalobe P2, P5
- Phillips PH 000, 00, 0, 1, 2
- Slotted 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 mm
- Torx T3, T4, T5
- Security Torx T6, T8, T10, T15
- SP 2.6
- Triangle 2.3
ETA: Mid-August 2021