It seems like everyone’s re-engineering their screwdriver line — Klein’s no exception. In a departure from their instantly recognizable yellow and black screwdrivers, this month they introduced the new Journeyman series of screwdrivers which they designed to meet or exceed applicable ASME/ANSI specifications.
These new Journeyman screwdrivers copy other manufacturers’ three-sided design with their “tri-lobe” handle, made with a soft-grip material molded over a solid inner core. The butt of the handle features Klein’s Tip-Ident — these patented markings allow you to instantly see what type of screwdriver you’re holding and the orientation of the tip.
Klein precision-machines the tips to precisely fit the fasteners, and they weld a hex-shaped “bolster” to the hard steel shaft for extra strength. Although they don’t mention it, I’m sure the bolster can also help you get that extra bit of torque with a wrench.
Klein makes their new Journeyman line of screwdrivers in the USA. They’re offering them in 3/16″ cabinet, 1/4″ and 5/16″ keystone, and numbers 1-3 Phillips.
I haven’t found any prices yet, but I’m betting these screwdrivers aren’t cheap.
Journeyman Screwdrivers [Klein]