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Best screwdriver set

Best Screwdriver set for gearhead, home handyman, dad

GearWrench 80051 12 Piece Combination Dual Material Screwdriver Set

GearWrench 80051 12 Piece Combination Dual Material Screwdriver Set

Everybody owns a set of screwdrivers, right? But most of those screwdrivers are worthless when you run into a really tough fastener. That’s when a gearhead or handyman need a pro set of tools. What makes a screwdriver a PRO screwdriver? Bolsters, that’s what. A bolster is a hex shaped extension located on the screwdriver shaft near the handle. To use a bolster, just slip a box end wrench onto the bolster, then push the screwdriver into the stuck fastener. The advantage is that you can push and turn at the same time. Without a bolster, a Philips screwdriver tries to “cam out” the screw head. You simply can’t apply enough pressure while turning. A bolstered screwdriver changes all that. So if you’re looking to get a gift for the gearhead or handyman that he probably wouldn’t go out and buy for himself, take a look at these pro sets.
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