Imagine whipping out your new, trusty high-tech screwdriver and with a push of a button the blade flips out of the handle to a full upright position ready to use! That's what happens when you use the new switchblade screwdriver.
Not only does this solid, well-built tool have a unique way of opening, but it neatly carries five gold colored screwdriver tips in the handle. The sixth bit stays attached to the magnetic shaft when closed. To change bits, remove the bit from the shaft and push it against the bit of your choice in the handle. As the old bit goes into the hole, the new bit is pushed out the other side ready for use!
A little more “snap” would be nice08/12/2018 ByClaude Rickerd Overall, I’d call this thing more of a novelty than an everyday carry sort of item. It’s heavier than I expected, so it probably belongs in a tool pouch as opposed to your pants pocket. It’s pretty stout, but the “assist” spring is a bit weak. It opens, but I expected a bit more “snap.” I have a number of spring assisted folding knives, so maybe my bar is set a little high. I ordered two of them, one for my son (a drummer who likes to travel light and a drum key bit fits in the blade) and one for me to fiddle with. I took mine apart to see if I could adjust the spring tension. It can be done, but if you try to do this, I recommend getting a similar spring and bending the end to match the configuration after trimming the spring to increase the recoil force. I succeeded to some degree, but it would have been better if it was just snappier in the first place. Overall I’m happy with it; I just wanted to be able to say “I have a switchblade screwdriver.” I do. Our responseI agree, a little more snap would be nice. To accomplish this, a flick of the wrist as you are opening it will provide the snap you are looking for.
Great Screwdriver02/18/2016 ByJohn Mutzabaugh I recently purchase the Switchblade Screwdriver and love the tool. It is well thought out and of very sound construction. I use it constantly in my shop, and it has saved me hours of searching for the proper bit.