Perusing through Home Depot’s “gift” section, I came across a lot of cheap flashlights and multifunction tools, but one tool really caught my eye. It was your run-of-the-mill multi-bit screwdriver from Husky — but it had a hole in the middle of the handle that you could stick the shaft into to make it a T-handled screwdriver. I thought, “Holy crap, why have I never seen something like this before?”
Now given, if you have to crank on a screw so hard that you need a T-handle screwdriver, you’re probably doing something wrong, but there are times when you just can’t get enough leverage to remove a stuck screw — and I could totally see this tool saving your ass in that situation.
I looked for the display, but it was nowhere to be found. It turns out the screwdriver wasn’t from the “gift” section. Somebody must have moved it from the real tools section of the store. I soon located its home and verified that it wasn’t just an anomaly.
Made from chrome-vanadium steel, the shaft is heat-treated for strength. The handle is made from butyrate for chemical resistance (what are you using this screwdriver for, anyway?) You access the bit storage by screwing off the end cap.
The screwdriver comes with two double-sided bits, presumably a #1 Phillips & 3/16″ slotted and a #2 Phillips & 1/4″ slotted. It’ll run you $7 at a Home Depot near you.
T-Handled Screwdriver [Home Depot]