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Best screwdriver sets TechnoBuffalo 2020

A good screwdriver set is a non-negotiable cornerstone of any well-equipped home toolbox. Phillips and flathead (also referred to as "slotted") tips are the most likely ones you'll need to buy, and a familiar purchase for many. However, 20th-century electronic devices created the need for specialty screwdriver sets. Today, laptops and PCs, smartphones, game consoles, and more can be repaired in the comfort of your home with Torx, Hex, and Pentalobe screwdrivers. Check out our choices below, and see if there's a screwdriver set that's right for you.

Best overall: Tacklife 26-Piece Magnetic Screwdriver Set with Case

Staff Pick

Chrome-vanadium steel, soft-grip handles, and a handy carrying case round out this 26-piece professional magnetic screwdriver set by Tacklife. Tacklife included a selection of Torx screwdrivers in this set alongside the usual Phillips and flathead offerings. Each screwdriver can be stowed in its own spot, neatly labeled by diameter and tip variety. Buyers will be well-equipped to repair anything in their homes—even their jewelry, smartphones, and appliances.

$40 at Amazon

Time-trusted value: CRAFTSMAN 8-Piece Screwdriver Set

Chances are, there's a set of Craftsman tools somewhere in your parents' or grandparents' homes. That's because Craftsman's been making tools that stand the test of time for decades now. Their classic 8-piece screwdriver set is an excellent cornerstone for your toolbox, including six standard-sized pieces and two squat ones for small hands or tight spaces. A nice, modernized touch is their durable black oxide tips and dual handle zones, allowing for more torque or speed as needed.

$22 at Amazon

Peak portability: Apsung 37-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Set

At only 5-inches-by-3.5-inches, Apsung's 37-in-1 precision magnetic screwdriver set not only fits anywhere but helps you fix nearly anything. Its compact design, based around a single handle with interchangeable chrome-vanadium steel tips, lets you tighten pesky loose screws in your glasses or swap out RAM in your laptop on the go. Hex, Torx, Y-shape, and star tips round out this petite set at an excellent price point. The bonus SIM tool is a nice touch, as well.

$8 at Amazon

Ergonomic edge: GEARWRENCH 20-Piece Phillips/Slotted/Torx Screwdriver Set

So many hand tools are uncomfortable to use for extended periods; screwdrivers, especially. Banish hand cramps and blisters forever with this ergonomically designed screwdriver set from GEARWRENCH. The dual-material handle is oleophobic and solvent-resistant, and the chrome-vanadium steel is rust-resistant. The higher price point is well worth it—this is a screwdriver set that will protect your hands and last for years to come.

$70 at Amazon

Heavy duty: XOOL 42-Piece Professional Magnetic Screwdriver Set

XOOL's professional screwdriver set is positively packed with perks—a convenient carrying case, high-torque ergonomic handles, and wear-resistant chrome vanadium steel construction, to start with. Suspension holes allow the option to hang the screwdrivers at your workspace, and all bit tips are magnetized. XOOL also offers two complementary tweezer sets, so pair either one with this screwdriver set, and you'll be ready for any repair.

$25 at Amazon

Accessory-rich: Lifegoo 122-Piece Magnetic Repair Tool Kit

This comprehensive screwdriver set by Lifegoo is akin to Mary Poppins' bottomless carpetbag—it's little on the outside, but chock-full of surprises inside. With its ergonomically designed handle and chrome-vanadium steel bits, buyers get maximum comfort and longevity. An included magnetic memory mat is an especially lovely bonus, as it prevents tiny screws from rolling away and disappearing during your repairs.

$18 at Amazon

Ratchet-ready: AmazonBasics 41-Piece Magnetic Ratchet Screwdriver Set

This AmazonBasics 41-piece magnetic ratchet screwdriver set is especially ideal for household repairs. A non-slip handle, bonus sockets, and tidy case with dedicated storage space make it convenient to bring along on the go if needed. The handle is purposefully compact, so those with larger hands may find it on the small side. However, the speed and ease that a ratchet brings more than makes up for that minor inconvenience—minimal effort translates into your repair list feeling much shorter.

$17 at Amazon

Torx, Phillips, and flatheads, oh my!

Everyone should keep a screwdriver set in their toolbox, and it's most logical to choose one with multiple types of tips—screws (and tasks) aren't one-size-fits-all. Those with storage cases are your best bet, and Tacklife's 26-piece is universally appealing, durable, and well-priced. For more specialized repairs, I'd personally choose Lifegoo's 122-piece precision set. An impressively comprehensive selection of bits, a shaft extender, and bonus items (i.e., tweezers, and a SIM tool) put it head and shoulders above most specialty sets.

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