Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are looking for some inexpensive gifts, yet ones that your dad will really find useful, get to your local Ace Hardware store and check out their tool section.
I found this at the check out counter at my local Ace Hardware last winter, and it made an excellent stocking stuffer for my husband. The item you need to ask for is a Klein 10 in 1 Screwdriver / Nutdriver.
The Klein 10 in 1 Screwdriver / Nutdriver looks like your every day, ordinary screwdriver. It is made of yellow plastic, covered with a more rubber like black handle. Printed on the handle are the words “Klein Tools, Inc.” and the model number is 3477.
This is made in the United States, and I always prefer to buy American made when I can.
Don’t let the simple looks fool ya, the Klein 10 in 1 Screwdriver/ Nutdriver is ten products in ONE. That’s right! It comes with two slotted tips that work like any screwdriver would, but it also comes with a bunch of other exchangable tips as well. The Klein 10 in 1 Screwdriver/Nutdriver also comes with a number one Phillips head tip, a number 2 Phillips head tip, 2 Torx tips, 2 square tips, a 1/4 inch nut driver, and last but not least, a 5/16 inch nut driver.
We had our kitchen remodeled a few years ago, and the cabinets have a fancy hinge on them that not only moves the cabinet doors up and down, but in and out as well. We’ve been having a harder time adjusting these than I feel we should, so one day I called our cabinet maker to the home and showed him the problems we were having. He asked me what I was using to adjust them, and I told him I was using a Phillips Head screwdriver. He showed me what he uses, and suggested I find one, and the tool had was a Torx Screwdriver.
Torx are different in shape, they actually look like a star and have six sides – so they fit into the hinge screws better and won’t strip out the screws like a Phillips Head screwdriver can.
Each of the tips locks into the shank of the screwdriver, and they can easily be switched out to give you the exact tool that you need, all at one low price. If you were to buy each of these tool separately you would spend a lot of money! It replaces two flathead screwdrivers, two Phillips Head screwdrivers, two nut drivers, two Torx drivers and two square tips for recessing.
If you are worried about losing these individual bits, don’t be! They store right in the handle of the screwdriver! How ingenious is that? This tool works well for electrical work, sheet metal work, for plumbers, or for the every day dad who does repairs on his own home.
The tips are very hard and durable, the handle is soft and fat enough that it assures a good solid grip, and the tips all do what they were designed to do. On top of that, the Klein tools have a proven track record (they have been in existence since 1857), and they stand behind their products with a lifetime warranty!
The Klein 10-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver can be purchased for under $20, but Ace Hardware is always having a sale, and if you can’t find it there (or don’t have an Ace Hardware store near you), this tool can be purchased online through the Ace Hardware online store.
I promise, it’s a tool that dad will love! And he’ll appreciate you giving him something that he can use over and over again.