Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Husky T- Handle Driver Review

Husband and I decided to go forward with my garage workshop project. We’re going to do it on a slightly altered timeline and budget. While I’m impatiently waiting for the weather to warm up enough so I can work on the garage, I’m looking at all of the lovely tools I want to fill my workshop.

Husky Tools  sent me their 20 piece T-Handle Driver set to review. It has 2 Phillips, 1 Pozi (a small Phillips head), 2 slotted, 2 hex, and 2 square head T-handle screwdrivers as well as a ratcheting T-handle driver and 10 bits.

It took me awhile to get used to the T-handle grip over using a regular screwdriver. Once I got used to it, I prefer the T-handle for jobs where I use a regular screwdriver with the tips of my fingers, which for me is any job that requires a step stool.

The T-handle allows you to get a bit more torque behind what you are trying to drive into a wall or piece of wood.  This means you are a little less likely to strip screws with a T-handle screwdriver. I like that because I am the Queen of Stripped Screws.

The long handles come in handy for jobs that you can’t be close up and personal with the screw such as installing curtain rod brackets. Husband likes the long T-handle drivers for working on his computer.

The hex T-handle screwdrivers also come in handy when trying to assemble Ikea furniture. Sometimes the complimentary Allen wrench that comes with the furniture snaps in half while using it.   

While the Husky tools are inexpensive, they are not cheaply made. Friends don’t let friends use cheap tools  Cheap tool break and you can hurt yourself. Guess how I know?

The Husky 20 piece T-Handle Driver is available at Home Depot for $9.95, which makes it a bargain for someone who is trying to build a collection of useful tools while watching their pennies.

Oh and Husky Tools are red. Instead of some cheesy plastic doodad, maybe your guy or gal might like a set of Husky Tools for Valentine’s Day.

What do you think? Would you like a set of tools for Valentines Day or is that too practical?