Tool Review: Hyper Tough Slotted Screwdriver

This might be the cheapest tool review I’ve ever done.

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Any mechanic will tell you that screwdrivers aren’t just used for turning screws. They get used as prybars, chisels, punches, box openers, almost anything except driving screws. Because of this, I didn’t really want to abuse my Snap On screwdrivers, and went to Walmart to find something cheap. I ended up with this Hyper Tough slotted screwdriver, which at the time only cost somewhere around 65 cents.

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I’ve put this screwdriver through the ringer, beating on it for all kinds of things. My first one actually broke the handle while a coworker used it as a prybar, so I bought two so I’d have a spare. Over three years later, I hadn’t broken the second one, so I left my spare at the shop’s tire balancer for removing wheel weights after a different cheap screwdriver had broken. When that one vanished, I stopped by Walmart and was surprised to find that they still sold the exact same screwdriver, though it’s now close to a dollar.

If you’re looking for a cheap screwdriver for general usage, or specifically one for taking abuse, I would highly recommend this one.


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