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http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=19153946

  • Ratcheting: No
  • Tip Size: 4 Piece
  • Head Type: Assorted
  • Product Type: Screwdriver Set
  • Handle Color Family: Black
  • Shaft Material: Steel
  • Hardened: Yes
  • Number in Package: 1 set
  • Handle Material: Plastic

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Harbor Freight 12 pc. screwdriver set
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If anyone has the July Harbor Freight mailer laying around there is an 'extreme slashed' coupon inside to get this 12 pc cushion grip screwdriver set for $4.99.
 

Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn. (For the Dewalt.)

I wonder why this is not getting any traction. I thought both the quality and the price were good.

Maybe because a half-hearted-loss-leader promo on four basic screwdrivers @ $1.50 per is a sleeper? Oh wait, they do say DeWalt on them.

I have this 10-piece set and really like it, especially just for around the house.

serenity22 said:   I wonder why this is not getting any traction. I thought both the quality and the price were good.
  
It isn't screaming hot or anything. Better than many out there, but nothing special about these. The tips are made of the same material the shaft is, so there isn't anything great there (better metal tips provide better contact, less slip, which means less damaged screw heads). These will probably handle 99% of household tasks, but if you already have a set I wouldn't run to grab these.

Dewalt has 2 different 8-piece sets of screw drivers at HD, one for $30, the other $45. So you can see that there is wide range of screw driver quality, and we are still talking made in China! So you can only imagine what an American made, or German made set might cost

Thanks for the responses.
I am not into tools, but occasionally do feel the need for screwdrivers. Instead of calling for "help" every time, I figure it would be prudent to own at least a set of two: a Phillips #2 and a regular slotted (or whatever it's called). Set of four would cover might be more useful in a variety of situations. Any more, and it's overkill for me.
I also figured DeWalt was not just a "name", but it also assured quality. What do I know?

I would appreciate some advice based on the following:
- I tend not to lose my stuff, so I don't mind paying extra for quality that will last.
- I also do not like to pay too much for something that will not see much use.
- I'd rather have 2 for the same price as 10, if they are worth it. And no, I am not going to buy a larger set, keep 2, and give the rest to you.
- I understand that a larger set sometimes is priced only a little higher, and can provide good value.
- A balanced recommendation would be great!

Someone suggested these:
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-6-piece-extreme-grip-diamond-tip-...

serenity22 said:   Thanks for the responses.
I am not into tools, but occasionally do feel the need for screwdrivers. Instead of calling for "help" every time, I figure it would be prudent to own at least a set of two: a Phillips #2 and a regular slotted (or whatever it's called). Set of four would cover might be more useful in a variety of situations. Any more, and it's overkill for me.
I also figured DeWalt was not just a "name", but it also assured quality. What do I know?

I would appreciate some advice based on the following:
- I tend not to lose my stuff, so I don't mind paying extra for quality that will last.
- I also do not like to pay too much for something that will not see much use.
- I'd rather have 2 for the same price as 10, if they are worth it. And no, I am not going to buy a larger set, keep 2, and give the rest to you.
- I understand that a larger set sometimes is priced only a little higher, and can provide good value.
- A balanced recommendation would be great!

Someone suggested these:
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-6-piece-extreme-grip-diamond-tip-...

  
Probably last you forever:
http://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-2-Piece-Variety-Pack-Screwdriver-...
or
http://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-8-Piece-Variety-Pack-Screwdriver-...
plus lifetime warranty

So in other words, the 2-pc Kobalt is a better value than the 4-pc DeWalt?

Also, I as leaning towards this, but the price went back up.
https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/1517551/

serenity22 said:   Thanks for the responses.
I am not into tools, but occasionally do feel the need for screwdrivers. Instead of calling for "help" every time, I figure it would be prudent to own at least a set of two: a Phillips #2 and a regular slotted (or whatever it's called). Set of four would cover might be more useful in a variety of situations. Any more, and it's overkill for me.
I also figured DeWalt was not just a "name", but it also assured quality. What do I know?

I would appreciate some advice based on the following:
- I tend not to lose my stuff, so I don't mind paying extra for quality that will last.
- I also do not like to pay too much for something that will not see much use.
- I'd rather have 2 for the same price as 10, if they are worth it. And no, I am not going to buy a larger set, keep 2, and give the rest to you.
- I understand that a larger set sometimes is priced only a little higher, and can provide good value.
- A balanced recommendation would be great!

Someone suggested these:
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-6-piece-extreme-grip-diamond-tip-...

So many different ways to answer this.  We're talking about something just over the price of some coffee drinks.  But every penny saved matters and noted on avoiding clutter.  I'd actually consider a single-grip ratcheting screwdriver w/ adjustable bits (often dirt cheap or free on black Friday).  For the amount it sounds like you're going to use these, the quality of the bits won't matter to you -- you'll never give them enough use (frequency or intensity) for it to matter.  You might find need for screwdrivers with smaller bits, small enough for example to work on eyeglasses -- this set will limit you there.

This Stanley set with wall / pegboard mount has been free @ Ace or nearly free after rebates on occasion: http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1290091 

Here is a ratcheting screwdriver just as an example.  Too many bits for you probably and flex head just adds to price. http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=53090016 

(Disclaimer I probably own over 25 truly-different screwdrivers (just counting Philips and flatheads) - short, long, thumb, micro, extra large, ratcheting, not counting dupes in my cars and "upstairs" toolbox so I'm probably biased to "more is more" in my answers here.)
 



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