Stanley’s been really tearing up the shelves with their new FatMax Xtreme tool line, and we’ve already covered a couple of items from it including (most recently) their box-beam level. Now the Xtreme line’s giving you an easier way to tear up other things — with a demolition driver.
What’s a demolition driver? It’s just a large screwdriver that’s reinforced for use in all those ways you’ve been told since a child not to use a screwdriver.
For starters, Stanley added a cold-formed steel “strike cap” on the back of the handle to allow you to hammer directly on the driver, and the cap is connected directly to the driver’s shaft — which runs all the way through — to transfer your hammering force directly to the object you wish to “motivate.”. The handle itself is made of a specially-durable acetate with a rubber grip for extra control. The grip also has “thumb indents” to give you a better grip when you’re prying on things. They even thought to coat the shaft in lacquer to help prevent rust.
Even if you’re not out tearing down buildings on a daily basis, it’d be great to have a couple of these in your toolbox just for whenever you’re contemplating the mis-use and abuse of a screwdriver. Whenever we got ready to hammer on a screwdriver, our fathers would say, “Use the right tool for the job.” (Usually that meant a punch.) Now you can hammer on the screwdriver and use the right tool for the job — all at the same time!
Street pricing starts around $15 for a 2-piece set (standard and phillips). We’re gonna pick one up.