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Husky 12-in-1 Quick-load Ratcheting Screwdriver with 6 Driver Blades in Handle - $13.98

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Kewals wrote: FWIW, I bought and returned this screwdriver recently because it was very difficult to pull the bits out, painful on the fingers. Wasn't fun to use. Others have had very positive experiences. Maybe I'm just weak sauce.
SideFFect26 wrote: I was wondering the same thing after looking at it...how do you get the bits out?
By shoving your fingertip nail on the edge of the bit and pulling it out?

Seems shitty if so
There are holes to push the bit into the bottom and have the next bit come out where you're replacing it, but at the top of the screwdriver, the hole is concave where you can easily push just the tip with your fingertip, down enough that you can grab the bit from the end of the handle. Have never had an issue and I have NO nails...
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torontoman12 wrote: Own this, definitely better than the Milwaukee version, the quick change bits are a plus. Would highly recommend this
Thanks! I was going to ask how they compare to the Milwaukee 2-piece set, which I already love.
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Jan 4, 2009
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I have the Milwaukee set and just use the 'loose' bit to push the other one down and out if it's sticky.
I'm not really sold on the ratcheting part of it, find it gets in the way more than it helps.
I like the picquic more.
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Spawk1028 wrote: I own the milwaukee one and maybe mine is a lemon, but I need a hammer to get the bits out of the holding chamber. There are in there soooo tight. Same with the stubby version. Is mine the only one?.?
I also find it tough getting the bits out, but maybe Spraying some silicone Lubricate in the chambers would help?
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Dec 21, 2019
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Jackji wrote: Husky products aren't made in china?

"Details
Accessory Type
Screwdriver
Country of Origin
CN-China"
Ok great?
I just said that amazon basics is all china crap

Even if husky has good quality, doesnt mean its the same factory amazon makes its cheap shit from
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SideFFect26 wrote: Ok great?
I just said that amazon basics is all china crap

Even if husky has good quality, doesnt mean its the same factory amazon makes its cheap shit from
real difference is Husky is backed by a life time guarantee at home depot. Walk in and get it exchange for a new one if it breaks... Amazon... well... at least they have free shipping with prime.
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yesdeals wrote: real difference is Husky is backed by a life time guarantee at home depot. Walk in and get it exchange for a new one if it breaks... Amazon... well... at least they have free shipping with prime.
Ha, that I didn't know, thanks for the info!
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Jan 31, 2007
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Just buy it, its a good deal. Having such a compact screw driver with all the bits is amazing. But I already got six other multiset lol
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Nov 3, 2007
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Own the Milwaukee one and regret the decision. Bad design on the ratcheting full size and stubby. It’s in the shop but I expected see they will either being regifted or stuck as a backup somewhere.
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Passed by and saw it.
Wish there were magnetic tips or something.
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SideFFect26 wrote: Sure, but that's amazon and everything is made in china.
I don't expect that to last more than 3 months
Also more of a hassle to carry and use, requires a flat surface to open the case and 2 hands to attach a bit. I have a Megapro 13-1 like the Husky and you can just use your hands up on a ladder, in a tight spot etc.
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LOL this is perhaps the first time I've seen screwdriving bits referred to as "blades" :confused: At first I thought it was OP, but nope this is actually how it is marketed.
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I bought it for convenience, eg. if I’m working on some thing in which I don’t really know what to expect in terms of the style of screw or I expect multiple styles of screws, I do not have to carry multiple screwdrivers or a driver with a box of bits.

Here is a problem, if you’re screwing a lot of the same screws, the weight of the screwdriver takes a toll on your hand. It’s very heavy compared to a single tip regular screwdriver. Recently I’m working on a painting project where I took off the faceplates of all switches and plugs, putting all the tiny screws back with a heavy tool like this is a bit tiring. I find the weight takes a toll on your hand plus it’s a bit harder to initially position the tip on such tiny screws. I finished the job much quicker and easier with a small regular flat head screwdriver.

This is not a problem with the tool, I’m just saying what I’m observing with this type of do-it-all tool.

For me I think it’s a great quality tool that I will keep in my tool box for those scenarios in which I don’t know what style of screw to expect or I’m expecting multiple styles of screws.
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Apr 21, 2014
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This version is a bit different now compared to how it was years ago. It’s made cheaper(?) now- slightly more plastic/less metal? Or maybe still metal but not brushed and just coated now? I can’t remember what husband said. He lost his original one so he bought a new one a few months ago but keeps telling me how it just isn’t the same lol
Still a really good tool overall though he’s said!
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Kewals wrote: Exactly. So when I returned it I bought this instead:
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/picqui ... 1000405289

This one I'm really happy with. Easy to remove bits, quality feel, comfortable... I can live without the ratcheting for those features. I may go to Snap On for ratcheting but still not sold on the idea.

Sorry I don't mean to hijack OP, price is great if it works for your needs!
This will work with impact driver too.
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Picquic if you want multi bit, Rolgear if you want ratcheting, don't bother with anything else.
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SideFFect26 wrote: Sure, but that's amazon and everything is made in china.
I don't expect that to last more than 3 months
"everything is made in china" is a total fallacy nowadays. There are so many things made in China that are of good quality. There are always going to be hits and misses in production quality; it doesn't matter where it's coming from.

Don't judge products from its origin.
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I was leaning towards getting the Husky, but ended up getting the Klein from amazon (https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08KFNDBRW/?co ... dp_it&th=1). Love that it is a stubby, but can extend to be longer, so it can be used in more situations, while still being grippy and easy to use. Granted, doesn't have as many bits (8 instead of 12), but takes up less space in the toolbox, and I often find the more conventional multi-bit drivers are too long for some applications, so the extendable stubby fixes that.

Good find though OP.
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