Best Screwdriver Sets for 2024 – 7 Picks for 7 Applications

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The screwdriver might be the most fundamental tool in my arsenal. From electrical work to plumbing and DIY/woodworking projects—screwdrivers play an integral role in how I get work done. Because this tool is so ubiquitous, you can take it for granted. To keep you from making that mistake, I decided to recommend the best screwdriver sets out of the many dozens I’ve used throughout the years. While these reflect my opinion, Pro Tool Reviews has given me lots of time to handle and use plenty of screwdrivers across a variety of applications to learn what features matter and which don’t. Read on for my thoughts and picks.

Best Screwdriver Sets – Our Top Picks

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Best Screwdriver Set Overall

Wurth Zebra Screwdrivers Set

Wurth Zebra 3K 5-Piece screwdriver Set

My Favorite Features

  • Most comfortable handles I’ve ever used
  • Through-steel endcaps
  • Great leverage

I first got my hands on the Wurth Zebra 3K Screwdrivers 5-piece set (model 061394226) back in 2018. Pro Tool Reviews managing editor Kenny Koehler also proclaimed them the most comfortable he’d ever used. I love the steel endcaps in particular—you can rap the back of these drivers with a hammer when needed. Notice I said when and not if needed, lol.

You also get a nice wrench assist up at the top of the shaft for torquing down on the driver. The quality of these screwdrivers is exceptional. You pay for that quality, but I consider the $73 a solid investment.

Best Budget Screwdrivers

Craftsman CMHT65071N 12-piece Screwdriver Set

Craftsman CMHT65071N 12-piece Screwdriver Set

My Favorite Features

  • Lifetime replacement warranty!
  • Good variety of driver sizes included
  • Magnetizable/demagnetizable tips

One thing you can’t ignore about this Craftsman 12-piece screwdriver set is that it carries a lifetime replacement warranty. That’s right—break a tip or damage a handle and all you need to do is go to a store that sells them and get an immediate replacement. That currently includes Lowe’s and other retailers. On top of that, I like the traditional design and magnetizable tips.

This kit even includes a tool to magnetize and demagnetize your drivers as needed. As my pick for the best budget screwdriver set, you really can’t go wrong for $25.

Best Screwdriver Set for Mechanics

Gearwrench 20-pc Screwdriver Set

Gearwrench 20-pc Screwdriver Set

My Favorite Features

  • One of the more comprehensive sets available
  • Includes precision screwdriver sizes
  • Good value

The Gearwrench 20-pc Screwdriver Set delivers overall quality and value. This set feels really comfortable in the hand, but it also gives you a large set of drivers. That includes standard-size drives across a range of slotted, Phillips, and Torx. You also get T15 and T20 Torx drivers and a fairly comprehensive set of 6 mini screwdrivers. For mechanics just starting out, this set gets you everything you need.

The tips “grip” really well, and I like how quickly the drivers spin in my palm due to the slick plastic back. At the same time, you get a grippy rubberized overmold that tolerates greasy hands. This $99 driver set feels remarkably similar to those found in the Sonic Tools S9 toolbox.

Best Insulated Screwdrivers for Electricians

Klein Tools 6pc 1000V Insulated Screwdriver Set 85076INS

best insulated screwdrivers Klein Tools 1000v

My Favorite Features

  • Tether-ready
  • Includes all insulated drivers you’ll likely need
  • Great value

Klein Tools makes a $49 8-in-1 Insulated Interchangeable Screwdriver Set (model 32288) but I prefer having individual drivers. Also, you pay a little less ($40) for a decent 6-piece 1000V screwdriver set that gives you two Phillips, two slotted, and a #2 square drive. When it comes to insulated screwdrivers, I like having the extra length these offer plus the ease of pulling the exact driver I want.

Each screwdriver in this set comes with a color-coded visual identifying label on the top of the handle so you grab the correct tool from your bag every time. These also feature a tether hole for anchoring the tool at height. The cushion-grip handle feels comfortable to use and—even better—Klein makes these in the USA.

Best Precision Screwdriver Set for Electronics

Klein Tools 32717 Multi-Function Precision Electronics Screwdriver Set

Klein Tools 32717 Precision best screwdrivers Set

My Favorite Features

  • Includes every precision tip you’ll likely ever need (even various security and tri-wing bits)
  • Rear-spin cap for easy fastener manipulation
  • Great value

Klein again? Yes. For whatever reason, the company seems bent on screwdriver world domination… Organization, ergonomics, and bit selection make for the best precision screwdrivers. This $30 kit from Klein Tool hits all of my touchpoints. You get all of the bits you could possibly want—including obscure security Torx bits and Apple tri-wing bits. 39 heat-treated bits in all.

It delivers all of this with a driver that blows away most others I’ve seen. It features a nice rubberized ergonomic grip, a floating rear spin-cap, and a magnetic bit holder. A reversible and removable barrel gives you both standard and extended-reach ends while extra-long bits give you even more access.

Best Multi-bit Screwdriver

Wiha 77791 26-in-1 Ultra Driver

best Wiha multi-bit screwdrivers 77791

My Favorite Features

  • It’s actually fun to use
  • Super efficient and compact bit storage
  • Good leverage due to the thick handle

For a tool I’ve known about since 2017, the $30 Wiha 77791 26-in-1 Ultra Driver still manages to impress anyone who sees it. This best-in-class multi-bit screwdriver features an ultra-compact design that jams 26 tips entire within its handle. Pop off the back and the bits conveniently mushroom out to give you easy access to two carousels with 6 double-sided bits each. The additional two-sided bit stays in the driver.

You get a very grippy driver with a convenient storage solution for carrying what amounts to nearly every bit known to mankind. That includes Phillips 0-3, slotted bits, T6–T30, square bits, and even a set of Pozidriv bits. Since Wiha uses double-sided bits, they manage more in this driver than I’ve seen in any other design. And they do it with less bulk and weight.

Best T-Handle Screwdriver Set

Gearwrench 33-piece Ratcheting T-Handle Hex Key Set

Gearwrench Ratcheting T-Handle Hex Key 33pc Set 83518

My Favorite Features

  • Can apply lots of torque without breaking
  • Flexible lengths
  • Excellent value

Gearwrench made its 33-piece T-Handle Torx Key Set with powder-coated alloy steel. They avoid twisting under significant hand torquing. The ratcheting handle works well and saves a lot of effort when working more quickly is desired.

I also find the handle easy to grip—the comfortable dual-material gives you a solid grasp for applying lots of torque. Priced around $44, this T-handle set lets you place bits into the long end or the short end depending upon the amount of torque you require. Lastly, Gearwrench provides chamfered edges on both ends to provide smooth bit insertion.

Best-Selling Screwdriver Sets

After making my top picks, I also wanted to highlight the best-selling screwdriver sets across several retailers. For one, this may indicate certain sets that present a particular value. On the other hand, it may indicate a sale on popular sets and an opportunity to get something great at a discount.


Acme Tools


Home Depot

How We Choose the Best Screwdriver Sets

When choosing the best screwdriver sets I focused on several key aspects of what makes a good hand tool. Everyone uses screwdrivers—from plumbers to electricians to mechanics. That means everyone has an opinion. To pick the best products, I consulted several professionals to add to my own experience in just how Pros use these tools in their daily work. When the dust cleared, I took care to examine the following for each of my selections.

Comfort and Ergonomics

I don’t like using screwdrivers that don’t let me get a good solid grip. It should let you bear down on a screw without hurting your hand. For mechanics, I paid attention to which drivers had a nice fit but also handled grease and dirt. If a driver slips out of my grip when I get a little greasy—that’s not a great tool. I also like tools that clean up easily.

Durability and Quality

From the handle quality to the design of the shaft, I want a screwdriver that holds up under consistent use. I also care a lot about the quality of the tip. I ruled out several drivers because they didn’t hold up when the going got tough. Breaking a slotted tip every few weeks shouldn’t be part of your workflow!

Look at how the driver blade runs through the handle. The best screwdrivers carry the blade very deep into, or even through, the handle. Cheap screwdrivers only extend a couple of inches past the base of the handle. As you can imagine, when you apply enough twisting force, the torque can quickly overcome the small amount of handle coverage.

I’ve seen plenty of handles break as a result of poor design. Most major manufacturers have figured this out, but many of the knockoff brands take this shortcut—figuring you can’t see through the opaque plastic.

Usability and Features

Particularly when it comes to multi-bit drivers and T-handles, I love features that make sense. A great case in point is multi-bit drivers that make use of handle space so you don’t have to hunt around for bits when you need them. I also want to ensure you can buy replacement bits. T-handles should have enough material to deliver the required torque without feeling like you might twist the steel shaft or break off the handle.

For some drivers, having a couple with a through shaft and steel backplate makes them handy when you need to bang on something. We all do it—you might as well have a driver or two that can take the abuse! We also like hex grips on the shaft. You can grab these with a wrench when you need some extra torque. Some shafts do this by making the entire shaft in a 1/4-inch hex design while others provide a short, thicker area near the base of the handle. I prefer the latter but appreciate both designs.


I don’t mind paying good money for the best screwdriver set available. That price needs to equal what you get for your money, however. Also, a “cheap” set of screwdrivers might look good up front, but if the blades break and the handles shatter when you need them the most… Well, you might wish you had spent more upfront for a nicer set! I try to take all of this into account. When I recommend a more expensive set—I expect it to last.

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