Craftsman’s new Extreme GRIP screwdrivers have a diamond coating on their tips that, the company says, offers up to four times more gripping power than standard black oxide-finished tip screwdrivers. This should help improve fastener engagement, reduce cam-out and slippage tendencies and aid in the removal of stripped screws.
The screwdriver shanks are also laser marked to make finding the size you need easier. And, dual-material handles provide more comfortable grip and torque.
Craftsman is packaging Extreme GRIP screwdrivers in a 14-piece set that includes: four stubby screwdrivers with 1-1/2-in. shanks (3/16- and 1/4-in. slotted; #1 and #2 Phillips); four long reach screwdrivers with 8-in. shanks (3/16- and 1/4-in. slotted; #1 and #2 Phillips) and six regular screwdrivers (slotted in 3/16- x 3-in., 1/4- x 4-in. and 5/16- x 6-in. sizes as well as Phillips in #1 x 3-in., #2 x 4-in., and #3 x 6-in. sizes).
A 10-piece set is also available with five stubby screwdrivers (3/16- and 1/4-in. slotted; #0, #1 and #2 Phillips) and five long reach screwdrivers (3/16- and 1/4-in. slotted; #0, #1, #2 Phillips).
The 14-piece Extreme GRIP Screwdriver Set (model 50844) sells for $59.99, and the 10-piece set (model 50838) retails for $39.99. Both options, which are covered by Craftsman’s lifetime hand-tool warranty, are available now at Craftsman.com, Sears.com, Sears Hometown Stores and Sears stores nationwide.