Milwaukee® 8 Piece Screwdriver Set Review

By Todd Fratzel on Hand Tools, Product Reviews

Milwaukee® 8 Piece Screwdriver Set

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation recently introduced the 8 Piece Screwdriver Set as part of its new line of hand tools. Similar to the 11 in 1 Screwdriver that launched in April 2010, the new set features patented ECX™ bits to perfectly fit the hybrid specialty screws users often encounter in electrical boxes, conduit couplers, outlets, and other common job site
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“Every feature in this set is a direct result of discovering common issues and complaints on the jobsite and delivering innovative solutions,” says Tim Albrecht, Group Product Manager- Hand Tools for Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation. “For example, we added a steel top to the slotted drivers in this set for additional durability and protection because we found that this tool often suffers the most jobsite abuse.”

In addition, each screwdriver shaft is made of shock resistant steel for added durability and the bit type is clearly marked on the top of each handle for quick identification while in a tool belt. For further utility, an integrated wire stripper and wire bending hole allow the user to strip and/or bend up to 12 gauge wire before fastening to electrical boxes.

8 Piece Set Includes

  • 8 Screwdrivers:
  • #1 and #2 ECX™ (4″)
  • #1 and #2 Phillips (3″, 4″)
  • 1/4″ and 5/16″ Slotted (4″, 6″)
  • 3/16″ Cabinet (3″, 6″)

Innovative Features

Clearly the folks at Milwaukee have created this set of screwdrivers for electrical contractors and DIY’ers that perform electrical work. As you can see in the photo above some of these new screwdrivers come with a handy integrated wire stripper and wire bending hole. One feature that I really enjoyed was the new ECX™ bits that fit into specialty screws that are showing up in electrical devices. I used these new screwdrivers on our recent kitchen backsplash project that required new electrical outlets and those new bits make a huge difference.

Overall Impression

This is a really nice set of screwdrivers especially if you’re in the electrical profession. The hardened tips, comfortable grips and bit type markings on the end make this a great set. The new ECX™ bits really impressed me when working with electrical outlets. If you’re in the market for a new screwdriver set then give this one a fair shot.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I’m full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I’m also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I’m also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today’s Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you’d like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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