SteveR wrote in with a tip that we take a closer look at Tekton’s Everybit tool kit.
Saw this on Amazon and thought this might be a set worth looking into. It’s aimed toward electronic devices with security fasteners. However, there’s enough space in the carry box to put in larger Phillips and flathead bits for EDC.
Reviews were overwhelmingly in favor of the design and capabilities, and the build quality seemed impressive. The driver is not magnetic, but you could add a small neodymium magnet or magnetize the bits. It looked pretty nice and the price was right at $11.99.
What is it?
The Tekton Everybit tool kit is a compact set that comes with the types of tools and accessories needed to open up electronic devices, such as when upgrading a laptop’s RAM module or hard drive, or replacing a cell phone’s internal battery pack.
What does it come with?
- Precision screwdriver handle
- Assortment of 20 bits
- Prying tool (spudger)
- 2 nut driving bits
Screwdriver bit styles include Phillips, slotted, star, tamper-resistant star, pentalobe, Phillips, and tri-wing. There are two bit holders that can each hold up to (10) screwdriver bits, but you can also store loose bits inside of the screwdriver handle.
- Phillips: #000, #00, #0, #1
- Slotted: 1, 1.5, 2.5mm
- Star (Torx): T3, 4, 5
- Tamper-resistant star: TR6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15
- Tri-wing: TRI 0, TRI 1
- Pentalobe: TS1, 5
- Nut drivers: 4, 5mm
What do we think?
If you are the type of person that opens up a lot of electronic devices, you’re probably going to want more premium tools. But for the occasional device maintenance, part replacement, or module upgrade, this set looks hard to beat.
For $12 you get a nice selection of bits, a compact screwdriver handle, a prying tool, and a kit to keep it all in. Looks like a decent buy.
Buy Now(via Amazon)
If you need more bits, more tools, or a kit for more frequent use, check out iFixit’s tool kits ($25-$75 via Amazon).