Mastercraft 6-piece Lock & Drive Screwdriver Set
These screwdrivers can be a lifesaver when you have hard to get to places.
May 9, 2013
Work like advertised, but the quality isn't there
Whey they come on sale for $10...well, you're now paying what they are really worth. They're not a lousy tool, just overpriced. The handles are not comfortable and I find the tips don't stand up to anything more than light duty like re-assembling appliances or inserting small screws into pre-drilled holes.
The lock and drive mechanism will hold onto a screw, but flathead screws still tend to easily fall out. Phillips and Stanley screws do stay on the screwdriver firmly. They could be handy if you need to insert a screw in an inaccessible place, but I still think they are overpriced and not a necessary purcahse for your toolbox.
My two cents worth...
November 14, 2012
I find these unusable. I'm sure in some certain contexts they would be perfect, but I have yet to find that situation. I've had them for about 3 years and all they do is take up space. I could not recomend these.
August 20, 2012
A Gimmick but a Good One
I'm kind old school when it comes to tools and hate gimmicky as seen on TV stuff. These were a gift so took them and buried them in my garage behind my real tools. Until one day I actually need to reach something and couldn't get the screw to stay on my regular drivers until I remembered these. I dug them out, opened them up and they did the trick. They worked as advertised. The driver screwdriver itself doesn't have a quality feel to it and the end which holds the screw doesn't feel like it would last. I can't imagine using them on a regular basis but I'll admit they come in handy.
August 3, 2012
good product with 1 negative
These are great screwdrivers except for the handles which are too small in diameter and not very comfortable in the hand.
Having said that they are definately worth adding to your tool bench.
January 21, 2011
Somebody was thinking when they designed these screwdrivers. This is a very practical design that can eliminate one of the things that drives a lot of us crazy, screws falling when trying to screw them into something.
The handles are well made with an older design that many of us got used to before rubber grips became the norm. The shafts are very well made and are on par with anything Mastercraft has put out. The end is the unique part. There is a spring loaded sleeve that slides over the top of a screw head to hold it in place. There is no give at all. No wobbling. This design will eliminate a lot of need to punch, pre-drill or create some sort of recessed notch to hold the screw steady. Once you get close to finishing the sleeve can be slipped off and slides back so you can use this as a normal screwdriver.
Great design. Not sure why it took me so long to get a set.
September 10, 2010
Never drop screws again
Very good for those hard to reach areas, or while holding up the shelf with one hand while trying to screw with the other.
January 6, 2010
I use these screwdrivers on rare occasions, but they are indispensable at those times. They prevent severe frustration and looking for lost screws. My only comment is that the #1 Philips driver handle should have been the same size as the #1 Robertson since they drive similar size screws. I find the Philips #1 too small and flimsy.
January 2, 2010
I received these as a gift. They are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I will get many years of use out of them.
December 25, 2008
Worth Every Penny
These work great when putting in screws above your head. Used them installing a light socket and they were a lifesaver. In fact, anytime you have to apply extra pressure these provide a lot more stability. Got them on sale but are a great buy even at full price.
October 19, 2008
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