I took advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale pricing to get myself a PB Swiss interchangeable screwdriver set, obtainable with “trendy” tool roll colors.
I had previously dismissed these rollups and other PB Swiss rollup tool sets as excessively priced, and they are pricey. Right now, they’re $ 76 by way of Count on Tools at Amazon, more on Count On Tools’ internet site.
Plus, I’m not usually a fan of interchangeable shaft screwdrivers. 1/four″ bit holders are distinct. Interchangeable shafts perform with a proprietary program, leading to possible issues. What if I want a replacement bit? The only option is generally a couple of bucks plus lots far more for shipping.
Here’s my believed method for ordering 2 sets for review: 1) I really like PB Swiss tools, two) this would be a wonderful chance to try out a bunch of tools I wasn’t compelled to buy in the past, and 3) this is probably the ideal pricing we’d see until subsequent year.
I ended up splurging on a bunch of PB Swiss Tools – more than I care to admit to appropriate now. Part of the reason is I was nonetheless sick that weekend and had lost my mind a tiny, element of the explanation is wanting to do more PB Swiss tool evaluations on ToolGuyd (nobody else is doing them).
And a big component of it is that I ended up missing the Cyber Monday ordering deadline. I spoke to Count On Tools on Tuesday, telling them what occurred and asking if there will be another sale later in the year. They stated that if I ordered that day, they’d be willing to apply the Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount. Somehow, that led to my order more than tripling in size.
SORRY! Back to the set.
This set comes with a SwissGrip deal with, two precision screwdrivers, 4 slotted screwdriver blades, two Phillips screwdriver blades, and a pointed awl for making small holes. There’s also the tool roll.
That’s not a lot for $ 76. That’s for 11 pieces, which includes the tool roll, so figure $ 6.90 a piece.
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Alternatively, there’s a 6-tool screwdriver set for $ 59, like separate Phillips and slotted drivers. I have that set, and I enjoy the screwdrivers, but I don’t know if I’d get the exact same set once again for $ 60. I was comfy spending the $ 30.50 it expense me back in 2008.
PB Swiss tools are pricey. But, the tool quality is PHENOMENAL.
As to why I feel this set might be a great present item, I like to gift items that recipients wouldn’t purchase for themselves, and it’s fantastic to acquire things I wouldn’t get for myself.
For me, this set is too pricey for private use. But for a pro or industrial user who wants a compact screwdriver set, possibly it’s considerably far more justifiable.
In my first draft of this post, I wrote a lot a lot more about the pricing, but I then began searching at Wiha and Wera pricing on equivalent merchandise, and they’re not that much better.
I’ve only utilised this screwdriver set a couple of occasions, but I’m really liking it. The overall performance compares well to regular PB Swiss screwdrivers, and I discover that the shaft sizing performs better in some applications than bulbous bit holders.
There are 5 color options – purple, grey, blue, blue-green, brown, and I consider there’s nevertheless a black roll set out there.
If you’re not yet done with your vacation gift purchasing, or requests, taking into consideration adding this one particular to your list.
And other occasions of the year, just bear in mind – the superb performance of these outstanding tools will last a lot longer than the sting of the high cost will be felt. Great or negative, I convince myself of this far also frequently these days.