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It’s always fun to see tool designers incorporate design elements from other objects. You just know that someone at Fuller looked at a screwdriver, and thought, “this needs to be more like a revolver.”  The result: the Switch-A-Bit 10-in-1 multi-driver.

As you might guess, the bits are stored in the handle.  Pull the end cap to retract the bit and twist the revolver-like mechanism to select another bit.  Then just push the handle forward to drive the bit into the collar.

It might not replace your favorite set of hand drivers, but it could serve well as part of an emergency tool kit in the car or home — any place where size is an issue.  And its $15 price tag puts the Switch-A-Bit firmly in the “buy it if you feel like it” category. 

Switch-A-Bit II 10-in-1 Multi-Bit Screwdriver [Fuller]
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5 Responses to Fuller’s Pistol-Inspired Screwdriver

  1. Larry says:

    I have the same thing, except in a Craftsman Flavor. Is nice to keep in the junk drawer in the kitchen. Never know what I might need to screw around the house. Beats putting on some shoes and wandering to the garage to get a screwdriver…

  2. Paul in Cin City says:

    I gave my elderly father one of the Craftsman branded models several years ago. He has arthritis, and though very active, is frustrated by fiddling with tiny bits. This design has weaknesses imo (complexity) but is great for people that do better using gross motor skills.

  3. gsanaba says:

    Is it really necessary for a screwdriver to have moving parts? I received something like this for a gift one time and the mechanism that switched bit just ended up getting jammed. Now it has only one working bit, like it should have in the first place.

  4. Old Donn says:

    Had a Craftsman model some years back, same deal, after a while the bits jammed up. Don’t imagine this one’s worth the time it takes to talk about it either.

  5. Dave R says:

    This is a great driver as long as you only use it for light work. Like Larry, I keep mine in the kitchen drawer.

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