Klein 8-in-1 Insulated Interchangeable Screwdriver Set 32288
Klein 8-in-1 Insulated Interchangeable Screwdriver Set Saves Space in Your Tool Bag
Adding to their line of space-saving multi-tools, the Klein 8-in-1 Insulated Interchangeable Screwdriver Set ready to replace up to 8 individual drivers.
- Item: Klein 32288
- Two 5.75″ blades (#2 Phillips and 1/4″ slotted)
- Three 3.5″ double-ended blades (#1 and #2 Phillips, 3/16″ and 1/4″ slotted, #1 an #2 square)
- Cushion grip handle with twist release
- Pouch included
1,000V Rated Multi-Shaft System
Like most insulated tools these carry a 1,000V rating. They also have a bright orange color to the coating so they stand out from your other non-insulated screwdrivers.
What’s nice about this set is the space-saving multi-tool design. The set comes with a cushion grip handle and five blades. Two of the blades are longer, giving you a total reach of 5.75″ past the handle. Those cover your #2 Phillips and 1/4″ slotted sizes.
The other three blades are double-ended and give you a reach of 3.5″ past the handle. You get another #2 Phillip and 1/4″ slotted to go along with #1 Phillips, 3/16″ slotted, #1 square, and #2 square ends.
Klein goes with a slim shaft on the drivers, giving them better access in tight spots than the thicker ones we often see.
Easy to Use
Blade changes are super-easy to accomplish. Just push the blade into the handle and it automatically locks in. When you’re ready to switch, turn the collar in either direction to release the lock and a spring in the bottom pops the blade up. Since the collar works in both directions, it’s a very natural movement for both righties and lefties.
The lock is surprisingly strong for as simple a mechanism as it seems. I tried pulling the blade out and it just wouldn’t budge.
It’s not completely fool-proof, though. If you use a second hand on the collar to stabilize the shaft, it doesn’t take much pressure to release. Just grip above or below the collar and there’s no issue.
Overall, it’s a good fit for the task it’s designed to accomplish. If this was for general purpose use and I might really torque down, I’d be concerned about the strength of the shaft and handle connection. For electrical work and the smaller fasteners that go along with it, they should be just fine.
You can pick up the Klein 8-in-1 Insulated Interchangeable Screwdriver Set for a pretty reasonable $49.99. Pricing on insulated tools can vary widely and $50 is on the less expensive side for 8 drivers.Get it at Acme Tools