Not everyone sees themselves as a ‘do it yourself type” but it does not necessarily mean that you don’t have the slightest knowledge on how to handle a screwdriver. Screwdrivers can easily be the most used tool in everyone’s toolbox, its task can go from a simple tight and lose the job to a much complex one like an electrical connection.
There are basically two kinds of, the Philips which is known for its double blade in the shape of a cross somewhat and the flathead, which is known for its single, wedge-shaped blade. Another characteristic feature that differentiates the Phillips from the flathead is that the Phillips only tightens to a certain point before the screwdriver starts slipping off while the flathead tends to tolerate much more torque before slipping which means that the flathead screwdrivers tighten more compared to a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Screws come in various sizes, so it is ideal for every toolbox to have both screwdrivers in various sizes to match different sizes of screws. This is why it is important to buy a screwdriver set not just for convenience but also in terms of budget.
Below is our pick for the best screwdriver sets that you can use for various tasks in your home;
- Craftsman 17-piece screwdriver set
This contains 17 screwdrivers of different sizes, it is ideal for repairs and installations. It comprises 9 slotted screwdrivers, 7 Phillips screwdrivers, and a handy 4-in-1 key chain, which provides you with four additional slotted head that can be easily stored in a pocket.
Each screwdriver is built with butyrate grips and heat-treated blades for top tier power. One of the flaws of this particular set is that it does not come with a carrying case which means you will have to create room in your toolbox for it but other than that this set of screwdrivers is simply top-notch both in terms of quality and pricing.
- Husky 6-Piece Screwdriver Set
If you are looking for a screwdriver set just for basic house tasks, then the husky 6-piece screwdrivers set is just the one to get. It contains 3 Phillip heads and flathead screwdrivers each, they come in sizes that are suitable for the size of screws mostly seen in homes such as 1/8-inch, 3/16-inch, etc.
They are all built from high-strength alloy steel and possess acetate handles with a design that is generally easy to handle especially during those last few turns which require a certain amount of pressure. The screwdrivers are also marked with colored handles, the Phillips bearing the blue colors, while the flatheads have the red colors, and their respective sizes are also displayed on the colored part for easier identification.
- Husky 8-in-1 Precision Slotted and Philips Screwdriver
It comes with 4 double-sided bits, which gives you 8 different screwdriver options. The various bits involved are #000, #00, #0, #1 Phillips tips while the slotted tips include 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, and 1/8. This particular set of screwdrivers is suitable for many tasks ranging from electronics to eyeglasses to jewelry repair.
The tips are made of steel and are very strong. Husky also offers an unlimited warranty even without the presentation of a receipt and it is also very affordable.
- Klein 11-in-1 Screwdriver and Nut Driver
This is a single, portable screwdriver that can be easily stored. It comprises of 8 tips the Phillips, slotted, and Torx, also 3 different nut drivers. The tips are heat-treated but are not magnetized but its cushioned grip handle paves way for a nice torque and general comfort.
- DEWALT Screwdriver Bit Set with Tough Case, 45 piece
This set comprises 40 interchangeable bits which include 12 double-ended bits, hence giving you a set of 54 tits altogether, in various sizes.
This set contains different shapes of tips including squared, slotted, and Phillips tips which are all quite easy to secure into the screwdriver thanks to DEWALT’s magnetic drive guide technology. The set comes with a carrying case made from fortified Steel where all the 45 pieces are placed.
- XOOL 80-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set
This particular set is ideal for electronic devices from mobile phones to game consoles to laptops and the likes. It comprises 56 different bits which are all made of CR-V steel, it also has various screw shapes including Torx, Phillips, flathead, triangle, square, etc. The screwdrivers are magnetized which makes for easy pulling out and placing of screws to be tightened, also its flexible extension rod creates room for length adjustment.
The set comes with a carrying case for storing of the screwdrivers, it also comes with other tools like a utility knife, a 6-inch ruler, tweezers, etc. In case you feel the sets comes with a lot of tools which might not be useful to you, there are other sets like the 58 piece set and the 22 piece set for you to choose from.