Wiha recently released new screwdrivers based off their SoftFinish cushion grip drivers. These new Measure-Up screwdrivers feature inch and metric measuring scales on the shafts of the drivers. Initially I was skeptical that these new drivers were just another “gimmicky’ tool but I was soon proven wrong, as you will see in the following hands-on review.
The Measure-Up screwdrivers feature Wiha’s SoftFinish cushion grip and chrome vanadium molybdenum steel shafts. The laser shaft etchings are crisp and easy to read. The drivers are available with a standard #2 phillips (31137) or a 5.5mm slotted tip (30237). I ordered the Measure-Up 2 piece set (31194).
The Measure-Up’s are quite handy for quick, small measurements on the go. The scale is 3.5 inches long on the phillips driver and 4 inches on the slotted driver.
I was able to quickly verify hole depth while drilling on a wood project and used the same driver for the attachment screws. On another project I used the Measure-Up to quickly sort out a few 2″ screws that were mixed in a tub with many other sizes.
The scale markings are laser etched and easy to read. The etchings are deep enough to prevent the “rub-off” seen in some surface laser etchings on cheaper tools. The inch scale was adequate for quick measurements, but it lacked graduations on the 1/4 inch.
While these drivers won’t replace a standard ruler or tape measure they do provide quick and easy measurements. The screwdrivers themselves are first-rate, as with all other Wiha tools I’ve used. Adding a simple ruler to a basic, used-all-the-time tool was ingenious of Wiha.
Wiha Measure-Up Screwdrivers via Wihatools