Phillips Screwdriver Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

A Phillips screwdrivers is a commonly used small hand tool. The five best Phillips screwdrivers are reviewed and compared.

A Phillips screwdriver is a useful small hand tool, found in most tool bags, homes and workshops. They're available in a range of sizes, starting from mini screwdrivers up to fairly substantial heavy duty tools.

A good quality one will allow you to apply the correct amount of torque, without any instability in the feel of the tool, and loosen or embed Phillips screws according to the given task. Favoured by many for what they are, you can also purchase Phillips bits and use power drivers as a means of reducing the labor often associated with driving large amounts of screws.

The five best Phillips screwdrivers are featured below. They're all great value for money, rate highly on the best sellers lists and deliver an all round quality of design and manufacture.

Wiha 26199 Slotted and Phillips Screwdriver Set in Rugged Canvas Pouch, 8 Piece

This is the best selling Phillips screwdriver set overall - it's a combo pack with 4 Phillips and four slotted drivers. The screwdriver heads are chrome vanadium steel, which is heavy duty and built to last, and the handles are molded plastic, free of cadmium and have a nice tapered shape that's good for both grip and comfort.

The Phillips range in size from 000 up to 1, so they're good for precision tasks, and the whole set comes complete with a good quality roll-up case that's good enough to last as long as the tools will. Not the most comprehensive range but certainly a well made collection, and the slotted drivers will come in handy when working on a variety of electronic gadgets. Nice set, deserving the five star rating.

Wiha 26199 Slotted and Phillips Screwdriver Set in Rugged Canvas Pouch, 8 Piece

Wiha 26199 Slotted and Phillips Screwdriver Set in Rugged Canvas Pouch. Blade high alloy chrome-vanadium-molybdenum steel. Hard chrome finished. In storage pouch. Eight piece se...

$40.48  $34.11

Klein 603-4 No.2 Profilated Phillips Tip 4-Inch Round Shank Screwdriver

This is the best selling number 2 Phillips screwdriver and it's a manufactured by Klein Tools. The shank has a good length to it and the handle and shank combined give just over 8" in total. The Phillips head has been machine honed to achieve a superior fit into compatible screws and you really can feel the quality and difference when using it.

The handle has an extremely good quality comfort grip jacket and its chunky enough to feel good in-hand. It's surprisingly lightweight in relation the length and it definitely has the edge when you're applying the torque. Top quality, made by one of the best hand tool manufacturers - and 100% a USA product.

Klein 603-4 No.2 Profilated Phillips Tip 4-Inch Round Shank Screwdriver

#2 Phillips Screwdriver, 4" x 8-5/16", Cushion Grip, Screwdriver Has A Round Shank.

$11.24  $5.90

Craftsman 5-Piece Screwdriver Set, Phillips

This is a nice collection of 5 Phillips screwdrivers and covers a range from 0 x 1-1/2" up to 2 x 4". Each one has an alloy steel tip for added durability and and the individual design of each one is focused on providing an accurate fit to the co-ordinating screws.

The handles and shanks increase in length according to the increase in head size and the handles are clear molded plastic and fairly broad in width, which gives a good grip when you're working with them. This is another USA manufacture, which is always good to know and for the price, you're getting a decent set of screwdrivers that are up to the job and not bad quality all round.

Wiha 32092 Slotted And Phillips Insulated Screwdriver Set, 1000 Volt, 6 Piece

This is a great set of insulated Phillips screwdrivers and the collection covers six different sizes and it's also available as a 4,5 10, 13 and 15 piece set. They're all certified up to 1000 Ac or 1500 volts DC. The shank is permanently bonded into the handle - no risk of them parting company and they certainly feel permanent when you're using them.

The handles are a great design - comfortable, lots of grip and balance out the tools quite nicely. The shanks and tips are chrome vanadium steel, lots of strength and good for the torque, and if you're looking to buy a superior set of insulated screwdrivers, they're a recommended set. Quality design and finish, up to the required safety standards and very fairly priced for what you getting.

Wiha 32092 Slotted And Phillips Insulated Screwdriver Set, 1000 Volt, 6 Piece

Wiha 32092 six piece 1000 Volt rated slotted and phillips insulated screwdriver set with SoftFinish handle. The SoftFinish handle has a solid molded core with soft outer cushion...

$44.29  $43.99

Klein 603-6 No.3 Profilated Phillips 6-Inch Round Shank Tip Screwdriver

This one's the best selling number 3 Phillips screwdriver and another product from the Klein Tools brand. It delivers all the same quality as you get with the previously featured product - attention to detail, a focus on what makes a small hand tool the edge over its competitors and a price tag that reflects the value and quality manufacture.

It's 11" in total length, the handle is cushion for added grip and comfort, and the head is reinforced steel and machine honed to give it a supremely accurate fit with all compatible Phillips screws. A awesome little hand tool, produced to a very high standard and available in both "1 and #3 sizes.

Klein 603-6 No.3 Profilated Phillips 6-Inch Round Shank Tip Screwdriver

#3 Phillips Screwdriver, 6" x 11", Cushion Grip, Screwdriver Has A Round Shank.

$13.28  $6.50
Updated: 06/24/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
 
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