When you’re shopping for precision, you often want to get the bets on the market. Having the right tools can make the job easy while having the wrong tools can make a tricky job impossible. If you’re looking for a precision screwdriver set, you’ll want to get a set that will last a long time and come at a great price.
It can be hard to find that set online. There are a ton of cheap manufacturers looking to take your money and give you a kit that will fall apart in just a few days. We believe that customers should have the information they need to avoid these shady practitioners.
Our reviews are designed to separate the good sets from the bad so that you can get one you’re happy with. We’ve also included a buyer’s guide which should show you what to look for, even if you’ve never owned a precision screwdriver set before.
|Nanch Small Precision Screwdriver Set H8|
|ORIA Screwdriver Set 60 in 1 with 56 Bits Precision||13 oz||4.5/5|
|EFFICERE 9-Piece Precision Mini Screwdriver Set|
(Best for the Money)
|Syntus 63 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set||14 oz||4.5/5|
|Micobin Precision Screwdriver Set 6 pieces||4 oz||3.7/5|
The Nanch Small Precision Screwdriver Set H8 doesn’t advertise itself to professionals, and yet the quality is so good that it earns rave reviews from pros who can’t believe they’ve gotten a kit this good for this price. It comes with 22 high-quality bits, which gives you the ability to work with a wide range of devices and tools without reaching for another screwdriver set. It also comes with an extension shaft built into the main handle, so you can get a few extra inches of reach when working with a hard-to-get-to screw. This model also turns extremely smoothly. You’ll never mess anything up because of some unforeseen resistance.
It also comes with a high-quality case which stores the handle and bits in an easy to find manner, so that you won’t spend a lot of time looking for the bit that you need. The only real downside to this kit is that it has inconsistent magnetism. In most sets, some bits will be very magnetic, and others will only be so-so. However, if you’re looking for the best overall precision screwdriver set on the market today, you won’t be disappointed with how well this one performs.
The ORIA Screwdriver Set 60 in 1 with 56 Bits Precision screwdriver set is another great choice that won’t set you back a lot of money. It comes with a whopping 56 bits, despite the fact that it’s 25 percent cheaper than our top model. It also comes with a flexible shaft, which is useful for situations where you’re working inside of a larger object and don’t have direct access to the screws. Also included is a nice plastic case, which won’t last forever, but will give you a decent life if you take good care of it.
The main driver comes with an extendable shaft, so you can easily work in tight spaces that are a long way from the surface. What keeps this model out of first place is its durability. These aren’t the best-made parts on the market, and while they’re good for home use, people who will need to use them frequently as part of their job will likely be disappointed with how long the bits last. However, the bit variety included in this kit as well as the low price means that it would be hard to place this set any lower than second place.
The EFFICERE 9-Piece Precision Mini Screwdriver Set is the overall best for the money set on our list. The quality is up there with the top models on our list, but you can get it for far less than either set would cost you. Furthermore, the nine included screwdrivers are all individual screwdrivers. If you don’t want to only have one shaft and have to change out bits between projects, then you’ll love having nine individual screwdrivers. Each screwdriver comes with a swiveling end cap. That allows you to keep even pressure on the screw, even as you turn the screwdriver.
These are also well-magnetized, so you should have any trouble picking up screws that slip into a small crevice too small for your fingers to retrieve. However, this set doesn’t come with a case. That’s a bit of a shame since it would be nice to keep this great set safe. While it does come with a carrying bag, that is a step down from a case and is what keeps this model out of the top two. Overall, this is a very good set and can be had for a price that most people will love.
The Syntus 63 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set is one of the sets you’ll want to get if you need a ton of bits for different kinds of operations. It comes with 57 different bits, which is more than enough to get you through just about any unscrewing process you could think of. It also comes with a flexible shaft extension, which allows you to work in areas that a straight-shafted model couldn’t reach. It also comes with a set of tools useful for iPhone disassembling, so if that’s on your agenda, you’ll get some extra value out of this set.
However, it’s worth pointing out that this model uses 3/16-inch bits and not standard 1/4-inch bits. So, if you were hoping to use these bits with tools other than the included shaft, you’ll be out of luck. The smaller bit size is good for getting into tight spaces, but it reduces compatibility with your other tools. It also suffers from questionable durability, as some bits warp and snap, so you shouldn’t expect these tools to last forever. While this set has some potential, it’s likely that most people will find that it has too little value for the price.
The Micobin Precision Screwdriver Set 6 pieces is a perfect example of the old adage, “you get what you pay for.” Indeed, these are not the best precision screwdrivers on the market today, and that’s something you could guess from the price. On the positive side of things, this kit does include six discrete screwdrivers. If you don’t like swapping out bits, then this set might be one you enjoyed using. The heads are also magnetized, which is nearly a must when working with such small screws which often fall into tight gaps.
However, these screwdrivers feature tips that are made from inferior, soft metals. That means they have very poor durability and sometimes strip themselves, instead of the screw. That’s a huge problem when you’re working with a precision screwdriver set. It also comes with poor tip variety, so you’re not going to be able to do that many things with this set relative to others on our set. If you’re looking for an inexpensive buy, this set fits the bill. The problem is that it’s likely to break early on, and possibly before you get your first project done, which would result in a very unsatisfying buy.
If you’re looking to get a precision screwdriver set that you’ll love, the most important feature is durability. The best sets on the market don’t necessarily cost too much more than the ones that fall apart almost immediately, which can make it hard to find a set that works well based on price alone. A common marketing tactic is to advertise the product as though it were made from chrome-vanadium steel, which is typically a strong alloy steel, but unfortunately, there are degrees of quality within that steel, and when it’s listed by name, that usually means that the cheap, fragile formulations are in play.
So, it’s a good idea to read reviews of products before you buy and look for complaints about durability or soft metals, as those are a sure indicator that the tools are not up to snuff. Another thing you need to consider is the variety of bits that you’ll be getting. Not everyone will be able to make use of 50-plus bits, but the fact remains that there will be some bits from which you will get a lot of use, so it’s important that you get a set that includes the bits you need.
The Nanch Small Precision Screwdriver Set H8 is the best overall precision screwdriver case due to its 22 included bits, great case, and smooth operation. The ORIA Screwdriver Set 60 in 1 with 56 Bits Precision screwdriver set comes with 56 bits, a flexible shaft, and an extendable shaft, but has poor durability which keeps it out of first place. The EFFICERE 9-Piece Precision Mini Screwdriver Set comes with nine discrete screwdrivers with swiveling end caps and magnetic tips, as well as a great price, making it the best overall set for the money. The Syntus 63 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set comes with a flexible shaft, 57 bits, and iPhone disassembly tools, but its questionable durability and non-standard bits drop it to fourth place. The Micobin Precision Screwdriver Set 6 pieces comes with individual screwdrivers, but its soft metal tips and poor durability mean it can rise no higher than last place on our list.
We hope that our reviews and buyer’s guide have taught you about precision screwdriver sets. You should now be able to find the set you need for your next project at a great price.
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