Best Product – Rate This Tool Deal: Milwaukee 8pc Screwdriver Set Special Buy for $20

Milwaukee Tool 8pc Screwdriver Set Black Friday 2018 Special Buy

Milwaukee’s 8pc screwdriver set “special buy” is back again this year, in Home Depot’s 2019 holiday gift center. Last year I called it a good buy, although its sale price isn’t too far off from its everyday price.

I’m sure more of you have tried these screwdrivers since last year. So, let’s discuss.

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First, let’s see what you get:

Screwdriver Sizes

  • Phillips #1 x 3″
  • Phillips #2 x 4″
  • Phillips #2 x 6″
  • Slotted 1/4″ x 4″
  • Slotted 3/16″ x 6″
  • Slotted 5/16″ x 6″
  • Square #1
  • Square #2

These are all sized for common construction fastener, and is about what I would expect from a set like this. The screwdrivers have tri-lobe handles and magnetic tips.

There is some sizing redundancy, since the set comes with two Phillips #2 drivers of different lengths. However, you’ll eventually be glad to have both. A 4″ shaft is common for everyday tasks and applications, but there will be tasks where you need longer reach.

Sure, value-wise you can get a basic multi-bit screwdriver for less, but individually-sized screwdriver are often going to have more proportionate and comfortable handles or better fastener accessibility. Try reaching into a recess with your average multi-bit screwdriver to see what I mean.

8 screwdrivers for $20 comes down to $2.50 per driver, which isn’t bad for comfort-grip screwdrivers. Sure, you could go lower – Harbor Freight’s Quinn screwdriver 2-pack is $3.49. But in the context of mid-tiered brands? 8 Milwaukee screwdrivers for $20 is a good bargain.

For everyday screwdrivers you might need to abuse, this is a good deal.

Step up to some of our favorite screwdrivers, such as Wera Kraftform with Lasertip (which are currently on sale), and the price per screwdrivers goes above $4.50 each.

Premium screwdrivers are priced even higher, at around $8 to $12 each. Snap-on screwdrivers of similar sizing start at maybe $22 each.

I have screwdrivers I like better than these Milwaukee’s, and also ones I’d sooner abuse, destroy, and discard if need be.

This year I don’t quite think this set deserves a “deal post,” but it seems like an interesting “special buy” to ask for your opinions on.

So, do you think this is a good deal, or at least a good bargain? What alternate brands or sets would you recommend to someone looking to spend $20 on some screwdrivers?

Price: $19.88

Buy Now via Home Depot

There a slightly different 8pc set, 48-22-2708, which swap this set’s square-style screwdrivers for ECX #1 and #2 drivers.

Compare(Alternate Set via Acme Tools)