The Best Screwdriver Reviews and Prices For 2016

By on December 22, 2015

The Best Screwdriver of 2016

Whether you have the best screwdriver of the year, or the worst screwdriver of the year, you probably own a few screw drivers. If you are like me, you own a large variety of them but can never find any of them when you need to replace the batteries in your sons’ remote control car. Here at Tool Box Direct,   we are going to help you find that perfect set of screwdrivers but keeping track of them is on you!

The screwdriver is one of the most basic tools on the planet these days. Just about everything you pick up in your house has at least one screw holding it together. You never know when you are going to need one or which one you will need when you get to that point.

Before we jump into what we consider to be the best screwdriver of 2016, we need to review what we are looking at when we grade most tools. The three things that we look at are value, durability, and comfort. While a magnesium alloy screwdriver might be the strongest on earth, we realize that you probably aren’t looking to spend $2400 to get your hands on one.

The chart below includes our top 10 best screwdrivers and how we rate them. If you are interested in learning more about them, just click on the provided link. We also provide an explanation of how we graded them and detailed reviews if you scroll down.

Product
Brand
Pieces / Bits
Rating
More Info
6-Piece Diamond Tip Screwdriver Set
Craftsman
6 Pieces
5
More Info
Standard Fluted Screwdriver Set
Stanley
10 Pieces
4.5
More Info
17 Piece Screwdriver Set
Craftsman
17 Pieces
4.5
More Info
10 Piece Screwdriver Set
Dewalt
10 Pieces
4.5
More Info
6 Piece Set Pink Set
Pink Box
6 Pieces
4.5
More Info
Ratcheting Ready Bit Screwdriver
Craftsman
14 Bits
4.5
More Info
Ratcheting Multi-Bit Screwdriver
Stanley
6 Bits
4.5
More Info
15-in-1 Ratchet Screwdriver
Lutz
15 Bits
4.5
More Info
11-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver
Klein
11 Bits
4.5
More Info
Stubby Ratcheting Screwdriver
Stanley
6 Bits
4.5
More Info

 


Craftsman Extreme Grip 6-Piece Diamond Tip Screwdriver Set


Craftsman Extreme Grip 6-Piece Diamond Tip Screwdriver SetThese are the best screw drivers on the list if you are looking for something that will do the job and last. The Craftsman “Extreme GRIP” handle is perfectly designed to makes it faster and easier to tighten and loosen screws.  The fact that they are ergonomically shaped also makes it much more comfortable to use.

Have you ever stripped a cheap screwdriver while trying to take something out that it couldn’t handle? The diamond coated tips on these babies make that a problem of the past.  The tips are designed to reduce the slippage of your screwdriver so you can get a better grip.  You would really have to try to break one of these things, and they are covered by Craftsman’s hand tool full warranty if you can pull it off.

Don’t look the other way just because this set only has 6 pieces.  In reality, everyone knows that you can survive with just the basic two, so the other four are an added bonus anyways.  I really like how clearly the different sizes and options are labeled.  I get annoyed when I am looking in a pile of tools for the right one because none of them say what they are.  This kit includes all of these sizes if you are looking for something specific

  • 3/16″ x 3″ Slotted
  • 1/4″ x 4″ Slotted
  • 5/16″ x 6″ Slotted
  • #1 x 3″ Phillips
  • #2 x 4″ Phillips
  • #3 x 6″ Phillips

Take a look at the price and you will see why we consider this the best screwdriver of 2016.


Stanley 10-Piece Standard Fluted Screwdriver Set


Stanley 10-Piece Standard Fluted Screwdriver SetWhether you are a DIY enthusiast, or a contractor, this in one of the the best screwdrivers to have. Stanley is well known for creating great tools in an affordable price range. They will do well for occasional or daily use, making them a great value.

The ergonimically shaped handles are coated with slip-resistant textures so that you can get maximum torque.

The hardened tips give you a great grip on the screw so they don’t slip like some of the other cheap options. Allong with the tips, the bars are heat-treated steel so that they can stand up to the toughest tests.

This set comes with ten popular sizes and varieties so that you have the right tool for any job.  Each one is color coded so that you can easily differentiate one from another if your tool belt.  If you are interested in knowing what is included, this set includes the following:

  • 1/8 in. x 2 in. Slotted
  • 1/4 in. x 4 in. Slotted
  • 1/4 in. x 6 in. Slotted
  • 1/4 in. Stubby Slotted
  • 3/16 in. x 3 in. Cabinet
  • 3/16 in. x 6 in. Cabinet
  • #0 x 2 in. Phillips
  • #1 x 4 in. Phillips
  • #2 x 4 in. Phillips
  • #2 Stubby Phillips

This set comes with a lifetime warranty from Stanley to top of this great value. There aren’t many other products on earth that cost less than $20 with that kind of guarantee.  If you take good care of them, you will never need another screwdriver for the rest of your life.  You might start creating jobs to accomplish with these screwdrivers if you are not careful.

This set is a great value, very durable, and comes with everything you need to get the job done.  It shouldn’t surprise you that it has a spot in our search for the best screwdriver.


Craftsman 17 Piece Screwdriver Set


Craftsman 17 Piece Screwdriver SetThis is another great set to start with if you are looking to make sure that you have the tools you will need as a homeowner. This set has a large variety of different sizes so that you make sure you have the best screwdriver for the job. Not to mention, who doesn’t trust a Craftsman product these days? You can’t beat the quality of a product make in the USA in 2016.

These screwdrivers are professionally designed to have high strength and perfect balance. Craftsman designs all of their tools to take a beating, so these ones will take just about anything you can throw at them.  Not to mention, they have the same warranty as the craftsman product in our number one spot.

Just like the Stanly set above, these ones are heat-treated to make sure they can take whatever you can dish out.  I really like the slotted tips on this set as well.  This technology gives you great holding power when you are fighting a tough screw.

With 9 Philips screwdrivers and 7 Slotted lengths, you are getting the right tool for any job you might run into. Here is a full list of what is included in this set.

  • 3/32” x   1 1/2″ Slotted
  • 1/8” x   2” Slotted
  • 1/8” x 4” Slotted
  • 3/16” x 1 1/2” Slotted
  • 3/16” x 4” Slotted
  • 3/16” x 6” Slotted
  • 3/16” x 9” Slotted
  • 1/4” x   4” Slotted
  • 1/4” x   6” Slotted
  • #0 x 1 1/2” Phillips
  • #0 x 2 1/2” Phillips
  • #1 x 1 1/2” Phillips
  • #1 x 3” Phillips
  • #2 x 4” Phillips
  • #2 x 6” Phillips
  • #2 x 8” Phillips
  • 4 in 1 Pocket SD

Dewalt 10 Piece Screwdriver Set


Dewalt 10 Piece Screwdriver SetIf you are looking to set up your screw-game, these magnetic tipped screwdrivers could be perfect for you. With 10 different sizes to chose from, they are perfect for any situation. There is nothing worse then trying to get a screw into a tight spot where you can’t fit your hand and the screwdriver.  Buy this recommendation for the best screwdriver and you will never run into that problem in 2016.

Another cool feature is that they are color coded like some of the others on this list, so that you don’t have to dig through and check each one when you pull them out of your bag.  There makes you look worse them pulling out one screwdriver at a time to figure out which one to use.

Everything about this set is well designed for comfort and the best torque you can get. The ergonomic quad lobular handle will fit your hand just right and give you even more mechanical advantage. The tips are sand blasted and precision machined to make sure you get the perfect fit every time.  The bars were also coated in Lacquer, to help prevent rust. to give this set an advantage over some of the others sets on this list because it helps prevent rust.

  • 1/8″ x 3″ Slotted
  • 1/4″ x 1-3/4″ Slotted
  • 1/4″ x 4″ Slotted
  • 3/16″ x 4″ Slotted
  •  3/16″ x 6″ Cabinet
  • #0 x 2-1/4″ Phillips
  • #2 x 1-3/4″ Phillips
  • #1 x 3″ Phillips
  • #2 x 4″ Phillips
  • #2 x 6″ Phillips

The Original Pink Box 6 Piece Set


The Original Pink Box 6 Piece SetGet ready ladies, the tool world is looking to take advantage of your love of pink. Whether you are looking for pink or don’t care what color they are, this screw set is a great value. This is the best screwdriver for someone that is looking to start collecting there own tools.  I got my sister this set when she bought her first house last year.

Just because they are pink, doesn’t mean that they are not a great value.  This set is one of the best around and can handle anything you can throw at it.  In fact, if it wasn’t pink, I probably would have put if higher on the list!  These are great if you work on a job site and need to know where tools are yours!

Just like the Dewalt 10-piece set, these screwdrivers are all magnetic tipped.  This gives you such an advantage when trying to fit screws in small spaces.  I also really like the feel of the soft grip on this set.  The soft rubber fits just right in your hand and allows you to keep a great grip on the tool.

If you are interested, there is an entire line of “Original Pink” tools.  You can get a hammer, taper measure, pliers, and tool bag to complete the set.

Each one of these six screwdrivers is backed with a limited lifetime warranty.  Here is a full list of the screwdrivers included in this set.  It has anything you could ask for to get started.

  • 3″ x 3/16 Slotted
  • 4″ x 1/4 Slotted
  • 6″ x 3/8 Slotted
  • #1 x 3″ Phillips
  • #2 x 4″ Phillips
  • #3 x 6″ Phillips

Craftsman Ratcheting “Ready Bit” Screwdriver


Craftsman Ratcheting “Ready Bit” ScrewdriverThis is one hell of an all-in-one screw driver. I really like the ratcheting feature in such a handy screwdriver.  It really saves some of the strain on my wrist that I get with a regular screwdriver.

This sweet multi-tool has 14 interchangeably tips so that you only need one tool to sccomplish multiple jobs.  It also solves the problem that I have with these screwdrivers that have multiple tips.  The pull-out revolving bit cartridge is a dream come true.  It is a great way to store and protect those bits so that you don’t lose track of them.

I have had one of these for about 5 years now and it still works like a champ.  It is a bit bulky if you are looking to get into tight spaces, it might get you your way, but it is perfect for your every day home use.  This is perfect for those of us that tend to put our tools down and never see them again.

Did I mention that this is another great Craftsman product? That means that it is backed with the industry leading warranty that guarantees that it will do the job for many years to come.  If you are looking for the single best screwdriver to keep around, this one could be the clear winner.  You can’t go wrong with 14 different screwdrivers in one handy tool!


Stanley Ratcheting Multi-Bit Screwdriver


Stanley Ratcheting Multi-Bit ScrewdriverRatcheting screwdrivers are great for just about any job. The ratcheting action does half of the work for you so that you can keep your grip on the screw while you are twisting. This is especially helpful if you are in tight or uncomfortable spaces.

The ergonomic handle on this screwdriver was designed to give you an much mechanical advantage as possible while you are twisting.  It also doubles as a storage vessel for the included tips so that you can keep them together and safe.  Keeping those tips together is the key to using one of this kind of screwdriver for more than the first time.

I like the magnetic bit holder on this one quite a bit.  It allows you to switch out bits quickly and easily as you need to. The versatility and ease of use is what lands this tool on our best screwdriver list.

To makes sure that you have everything that you might need in 2016, Stanly has included 6 different tips  to chose from.  The tips included with this screwdriver are listed below.

  • 1/8″ Slotted
  • 1/4″ Slotted
  • #1 Square
  • #2 Square
  • #1 Phillips
  • #2 Phillips

Lutz 15-in-1 Ratchet Screwdriver


Lutz 15-in-1 Ratchet ScrewdriverLutz pulled out all the stops while trying to make the best screwdriver of 2016. The heavy duty construction of this tool allows you to apply as much pressure as you need without worrying about breaking it. The large handle also allows you to really put some muscle into it.

They created this screwdriver hoping to create the best tool for DIY enthusiasts, Professional contractors, or first time home owners.  It has every bit you could want and gives you the ability to switch them out quickly so that you can keep moving on to the next task.  It also has a ratcheting function so that you can get the job done quickly and with less effort.

One of the most important things to consider when looking at multi-bit screwdrivers is what you are going to do with the bits.  This screwdriver has a nifty spring-loaded bit selector nob.  Simple turn the nob so that your desired bit can come out, and switch it with the current bit.

Lutz really put in all on the line trying to produce the best screwdriver and they are backing it with a lifetime warranty to show that they are serious.  So if you are looking for the best screwdriver on the market to last you a lifetime, you might want to check this one out.

These are the bits that are included with this screwdriver.  Each bit is double sided and the two sides are seperated by a plus (+) sign.

  • 1/8″ Slotted + #0 Phillips Replacement Bit
  • 1/4″ Slotted + 3/16″ Slotted Replacement Bit
  • 1/4″ Slotted + #2 Phillips Replacement Bit
  • 5/32″ Slotted + #3 Phillips Replacement Bit
  • #1 + #2 Phillips Replacement Bit
  • T15 + T20 Torx® Replacement Bit
  • S1 + S2 Square Replacement Bit

Klein Tools 11-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver with Cushion Grip


Klein Tools 11-in-1 ScrewdriverNut Driver with Cushion GripThis is the best multi-screwdriver on the list. Without realizing it, most of us have used one of these in the past with great success.  I remember using one of these for anything that required a screwdriver in my grandfathers garage.  This was the ultimate screwdriver in his, and many others, eyes.

It is great for home use because it is a single screwdriver that can be adjusted to do the job of multiple different tools. As long as you can keep track of the 11 different bits, this can be a real space saver!  We all know that a little extra space in the tool box can go a long way.  That is especially true when its the best screwdriver in the box!

It is very simple to switch out the tip to whatever you need for your current job. It includes all of the popular tips so that you will have everything you need from the start. Another benefit is that the tips can be replaced if you should break them, instead of having to replace the entire tool.  The different tips that come with this screwdriver are listed below.

  • 3/8” (10 mm) nut
  • 5/16” (8 mm) nut
  • 1/4” (6 mm) nut
  • 1/4” (6 mm) slotted
  • 3/16” (5 mm) slotted
  • T10 TORX
  • T15 TORX
  • #1 Square
  • #2 Square
  • #1 Phillips
  • #2 Phillips

Stanley Stubby Ratcheting Multi-Bit Screwdriver


Stanley Stubby Ratcheting Multi-Bit ScrewdriverIf you are looking for the best screwdriver to keep handy encase you need one, this stubby screwdriver is perfect.  It is tiny, so you can keep in in your glove-box, desk drawer, or anywhere else that you will remember when you need it.  It is the perfect standby for working professionals that don’t want to carry around a full tool belt.

It might be small, but it has a lot of the same great qualities that you see in most of the other screwdrivers you will see in 2016.  One of those qualities is the ratcheting action that saves you so much time and effort.  Just like the others, this stubby screwdriver allows you to ratchet clockwise, counterclockwise, or lock in place.

The handle material is designed for optimal comfort as well.  It is comfortable and built so that you can get a great grip for optimal torque.  It also doubles as storage for the interchangeable bits.

This screw comes with 6 different bits that all can be stores in the handle as mentioned above.  The bits included in this multi-bit screwdriver are listed below.

  • #1 Philips
  • #2 Philips
  • #2 Philips
  • 1/8″ slotted
  • 3/16″ slotted
  • 1/4″ slotted


What To Look For In The Best Screwdriver



Value

When it comes to price, we looked at the price of the tool compared to what you are getting for the money. We considered screwdrivers between $10 and $40, so we needed to be able to grade them fairly. The number of pieces in the set is also important to consider when looking for the best value.

Durability

It is important to consider how the durability of any tool that you buy. You don’t want to buy a cheap set of screwdrivers to keep at home and break them the first time you use them. Try to stay away from cheap plastic versions, especially with plastic shafts.

Comfort

Comfort is the least important factor but it is still something that you should consider. This is especially important if you are looking for the something that is going to use often. Ergonomically shaped screwdrivers are easier to hand and turn.

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One Comment

  1. Una

    December 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    These are some really great screwdrivers to chose from. I want to the store the other day and I was wondering what would be considered the actual best screwdriver on the market in 2016. Thanks for writing this post!

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