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When I saw the press release for these, I thought, “I’ll be damned — a new set of screwdrivers.” I don’t believe I’ve seen a tool company release a completely new set of stand-alone drivers other than Stanley’s Demo screwdrivers in four years. This 8-piece set from Milwaukee is aimed right at pros.

The new set sports a driver with an ECX bit that mates to the hybrid specialty screws that contractors or electricians find in electrical boxes, conduit couplers, and outlets. They also added a steel top to the common headed drivers in the set because they know exactly what you’re going to be doing with them — everything you’re not supposed to.

Milwaukee also runs down the rest of the features in the press release.

In addition, each screwdriver shaft is made of shock resistant steel for added durability and the bit type is clearly marked on the top of each handle for quick identification while in a tool belt. For further utility, an integrated wire stripper and wire bending hole allow the user to strip and/or bend up to 12 gauge wire before fastening to electrical boxes.

It’s true — they are just screwdrivers — but this type of thing is fairly common for Milwaukee. They often look in places others glance right over to find a new approach that makes life significantly better for everyone.

Take the M12 Worklight, for instance. It’s a 12v Li-Ion, LED flashlight. Big whoop, right? That’s what we thought as well, until we discovered it’s the world’s finest shop light. The rather humbling lesson we learned with it is not to scoff at Milwaukee’s ordinary-looking tools: You’ll look stupid later. We can’t wait to get a look at the new screwdriver set.

No word on pricing yet, but we expect it to be about what a normal 8pc Milwaukee set will run.

Press Release Page [Milwaukee Tools]

 

8 Responses to Preview: Milwaukee 8pc Screwdriver Set — Who Knew?

  1. fred says:

    We are also fans of the Milwaukee M12 LED flashlight. Not sure that we’d have bought them if we didn’t get some as a promotion as part of buying other M12 tools – but they sure are bright and handy.

    Another interesting screwdriver tip – for terminal screws – is made by Wiha.
    Their 30 700 and 30 701 drivers sport this hybrid tip.

  2. Jerry says:

    Okay – fill me in and call me the “dummy of the day.” The 4 drivers on the left seem to have a notch in the handles. Any idea for the reason?

  3. Toolhearty says:

    Jerry Says:
    Okay – fill me in and call me the “dummy of the day.” The 4 drivers on the left seem to have a notch in the handles. Any idea for the reason?

    “For further utility, an integrated wire stripper and wire bending hole allow the user to strip and/or bend up to 12 gauge wire before fastening to electrical boxes.”

    …or so I read somewhere.

    🙂

  4. Toolhearty says:

    This outfit has some photos of the ECX bit, stripper, and bending hole in action on a multi-bit MW screwdriver:

    http://www.toolbarn.com/milwaukee-48-22-2113.html

  5. JD says:

    More hand tools? When will the madness end? My wallet can’t handle my addiction to new tools.

  6. Coach James says:

    Where are these made?

  7. rob says:

    where the F>>> is the robertson drivers useless set for an electrician with out them

  8. Bob says:

    what are these? Collector’s items? You know they electrified the screwdriver a long time ago.

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