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MEGAPRO has come out with a new 24-in-1 precision screwdriver that’s designed for all kinds of “micro” fastening tasks.
It seems that Megapro has taken many of the brand’s popular screwdriver features, and shrunken them down into a compact and ergonomic package.
Note: We’ve partnered with Megapro to explore their new screwdriver, and I’ve got an early test sample in-hand. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Here are some of the applications and types of work Megapro designed their new 24-in-1 precision screwdriver for:
- Security products
- Other “micro” environment tasks
Megapro sought to create the perfectly sized screwdriver for working on PCs, laptops, cellphones, toys, watches, appliances, and all kinds of similar tasks.
Notable features include a smooth-turning palm-saver end cap and raised rubber grips on the collar. These provide for comfort, control, and speed.
The driver features a smaller version of Megapro’s iconic bit cartridge system and comes with 12 double-sided bits for 24 screwdriver tip sizes and styles:
- Hex 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 mm
- Pentalobe P2, P5
- Phillips PH 000, 00, 0, 1, 2
- Slotted 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0 mm
- Torx T3, T4, T5
- Security Torx T6, T8, T10, T15
- SP 2.6
- Triangle 2.3
ETA: Mid-August 2021
To start off, I tend to be very opinionated when it comes to screwdrivers. Megapro is sponsoring our coverage of the new precision driver, and I have to admit – I had mixed feelings about this screwdriver at first.
When Megapro first told me about what they were coming out with, I was very excited. How could I not be? I’m a big fan of Megapro’s screwdrivers, namely their quality, versatility, and selection. A new and innovative precision screwdriver? Yes, please!
But when saw the initial imagery, doubt entered my mind, centered around one main concern – it looks too big to replace my precision screwdrivers. I wondered – uh-oh, it’s not for me.
When you look at the product image, do you think “precision screwdriver” right away? I don’t.
3 things kept me open-minded and optimistic. First, Megapro tools have never let me down. Second, the bit selection seemed well-thought-out and useful. Third, plenty of tools are great products even if they’re not perfectly suited for my needs and preferences.
Having the tool in-hand, and after using it on a couple of tasks so far (natural and also for test-purposes), I find myself with a very different mindset – this is the perfect everyday mini driver.
The handle size and shape won me over – it’s larger than a typical precision screwdriver, and also considerably smaller than full-size screwdrivers, especially multi-bit screwdrivers with built-in bit storage.
This means that the Megapro 24-in-1 precision driver can deliver more torque that pen-sized precision screwdrivers, but also a lighter and more controllable touch compared to standard screwdrivers. There are very many tasks where that’s *exactly* what I need.
I love the bit accessibility, I love the handle, and I love the 4mm bit chuck.
The bit selection seems well thought out and useful, and I’ve tackled enough electronics repairs over the years where the specialty bits will definitely prove useful over time. But, if you want to change any of the bits out, the Megapro driver seems to work well with standard micro-style 4mm hex bits.
A lot of little things have won me over, such as the light weight, even when fully loaded. The Megapro is also noticeably well-balanced compared to the smallest and most compact multi-bit screwdrivers I tried comparing it to.
This seems like enough of a first impression – I’ll save some details and comparisons for the full review.
I know many of you are equally as picky about screwdrivers. Please let me know if you have any questions or comparison requests!
Are there any Megapro screwdrivers you might be curious about?