Need a good $5-$10 gift for the tinkerer on your list? Buy them the last set of precision screwdrivers they’ll ever need!
RadioShack offers some fantastic precision tools, but only a few make it onto my must-have list. The Kronus 6-Piece Precision Phillips Screwdriver Set and corresponding slotted set are the exception. These are the type of tools you will wonder how you ever lived without.
The slotted set, RadioShack Model 64-2968 span from 1.0mm to 3.5mm in logical steps. Similarly, the Phillips, RadioShack Model 64-2969 ranges from 1.4mm to 3.8mm (the largest is roughly Phillips #1, but the others are too small for the normal Phillips measurement). Also, unlike some sets which come with a single handle and several interchangeable shafts, these are all fixed to the handle so there’s no more switching bits!
At $4.99 per set I highly recommend buying one of each, but if you take a look at the selection, RadioShack also has some combined sets with more or less tools.
Several years ago I purchased both these sets after being frustrated at not having the correct size of slotted driver while working on a turntable. Since then I have never been at a loss for the correct sized driver!
With free-spinning tops and great grips it is easy to apply the right amount of torque, and as for durability… well, I’m rough on tools and I don’t think I’ll be needing the limited lifetime warranty anytime soon.
While I’m sure I could get a comparable or possibly better set of precision drivers through one of the popular mail-order tool dealers but you just can’t beat simply walking into RadioShack and picking these up. You even save on shipping!