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Milwaukee launched a new 4-in-1 pocket precision screwdriver, model 48-22-2932.
It features a dual-length concealable shaft, wire-style pocket clip, and large rotating palm cap.
The design is fairly classic by now, with Milwaukee’s version looking a bit more robust than less expensive models.
I couldn’t find an image that shows this, but take note of the design of the removable shaft. It can be inserted into the handle for longer reach, or reversed for a more compact and pocket-friendlier size.
I’m also willing to bet that, with the shaft in its shorter orientation, the front of the screwdriver handle can be pulled out to help save your pocket and body from the pointed end of the front screwdriver bit.
It comes with two double-ended bits, each with a ball detent for retention in the bit holder.
Phillips #0, #00
Slotted 3/32″, 1/8″
The handle is said to provide a comfortable and non-slip grip for maximum control.
There’s not a lot going on here, but the design seems well thought out.
Screwdrivers like this work well on electronics devices, especially battery compartments. It looks like it will be a good pocket screwdriver for EDC (everyday carry) and common tasks.
The new Milwaukee screwdriver is set to start shipping next month.
ETA: March 2024
Closest Competition: Klein 4-in-1
If you’re looking for a pocket screwdriver in a different style, the Klein 32614 is priced at $15.
Cheapest Alternative: Stanley
This Stanley is just $2.49 from Home Depot with free shipping, making it very difficult to beat.
There are 40 in stock right now for delivery, and I’m betting that we’ll see that number drop to zero again shortly.
In no way would this Stanley compare to the Klein or Milwaukee above, but it gives you a lot of bang for the buck, especially with free shipping.