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Craftsman Ratcheting Screwdriver

Craftsman Ratcheting Screwdriver

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This Craftsman Ratcheting Screwdriver Will Put A Twist On Your Job.

  • Feb 21, 2011
Rating:
+5
You are a Craftsman freak when you have just about everything inside of your toolbox is a Craftsman tool and such as the case with me. You will love this little Ratcheting Screwdriver from Craftsman with extra bits found inside the handle and can be found at Sears or K-Mart for only $9.99. You used to be only able to find these at any Sears, but since they have merged with a whole bunch of different store such as K-Mart and Ace Hardware the availability is tremendous. The prices and warranty still remain the same unless you can find them on sale like I did. If you were to purchase any Craftsman product at any of these retailers, you will not need a receipt just take it back to the store and they will replace the product.

Description
This ratcheting screwdriver includes 8 bits and can be stored inside of the handle. You will receive 3 slotted bits (3/16", ¼", 9/32"), 3 Phillips screwdriver bits (P-1, P-2, P-3), 2 Torx bits (T15, T20). These bits can be stored inside of the end of the handle by unscrewing the cap from the end. Each of these are a dull black and heat treated to with stand and abuse that you might want to put them through. The handle fits into the palm of your hand to allow you to turn it from the right or to the left, to allow you to tighten or loosen the screw or bolt. The collar around the neck, can be put into three different positions and they are a locking position, or loosening or tightening position. Just hold the handle and turn the collar to the right or left to engage the planetary gears inside. This will fit into your hand better than a regular screwdriver to allow for the maximum amount of torque that you may need.

Experience
This is an excellent set to keep inside of the kitchen drawer or the glove box of the car for emergencies. This whole unit together bits included, weigh less than one pound, but the plastic case has a lot to be desired. By excessive use the plastic cap on the end could be stripped if you are not careful when you reinstall the cap. There is no room inside of the case for anything else but the 8 bits. That is the only problem with this set but, that problem can be solved by using a pencil case or pouch to hold extra bits.

I have been using these for several years and not one time did these bits ever break or strip. They are made of hardened steel and are very durable. I have left these under the hood of the car accidentally and started the engine up and heard a rattling around, when I found them they barely had a scratch on them from hitting the fan blade. If you are using the right size these will usually fit snuggly into the hex or screwdriver slot without any slop. I have lost these in the yard and found them at the end of summer and they never even rusted after hit and left in the weather.

The really nice thing about this set is that they do include the TORX bits, you very rarely use these but when you happen onto one of these types of heads you are happy that you have one of these bits inside of your set. These are probably the most used part of my tools because they are so handy. A lot of times I do not have time to go through all of my full size screwdriver drawer looking for the  exact size, instead I just grab this little ratcheting screwdriver, which has an assortment of different sizes and shaped of bits and as long as I have remembered to put the bits inside of the case then I have everything to make a repair. This has a nice ratcheting sound and as long as you keep it cleaned up the gears will turn with ease. If this screwdriver is left out in the weather the gears inside could possibly lock up on you. But, there is a quick remedy for that, and that is take some WD-40 or some kind of lubricant to loosen the gears back up again. The bits may not rust and can handle the weather but the gears inside were not made to withstand the outside elements.

Conclusion
This is not a bad price (9.99) for a ratcheting screwdriver for as versatile as this one. I have purchased some of these from Snap-on and it cost me about $30.00, that is three times the amount for something that I only paid $9.99 at Sears for.  You will be surprised at how much you will actually use this screwdriver.  Just because it is so easy to grab this, instead of searching for the right screwdriver, this will make sure that you do not have to go back and search again if you are wrong with the size of bit that you have. Five stars for durability and versatility and  ease of use. 

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Yes
This Craftsman Ratcheting Screwdriver Will Put A Twist On Your Job.

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This ratcheting screwdriver includes 8 bits and can be stored inside of the handle. You will receive 3 slotted bits (3/16", ¼", 9/32"), 3 Phillips screwdriver bits (P-1, P-2, P-3), 2 Torx bits (T15, T20). These bits can be stored inside of the end of the handle by unscrewing the cap from the end. Each of these are a dull black and heat treated to with stand and abuse that you might want to put them through. The handle fits into the palm of your hand to allow you to turn it from the right or to the left, to allow you to tighten or loosen the screw or bolt. The collar around the neck, can be put into three different positions and they are a locking position, or loosening or tightening position. Just hold the handle and turn the collar to the right or left to engage the planetary gears inside. This will fit into your hand better than a regular screwdriver to allow for the maximum amount of torque that you may need.
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