Thursday, January 6, 2011

Husky 20-Piece T-Handle Driver Set

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I'm excited to have my first Giveaway here at Midwest "Mom"ments! Husky provided a complimentary set of tools to me to review, and you, dear readers, get to be the recipients of them when you enter to win.

THE PRODUCT
The product I was given to review is Husky's 20-Piece T-Handle Driver Set (SKU 836 395) pictured here.


The set contains the following items:
Square S 0
Square S 2
Slotted SL 2
Slotted SL 5
Hex H 1/8
Hex H 5/32
Phillips PH 1
Phillips PH 2
Pozi PZ 0
Ratcheting T-Handle Driver with 10 Bits

For more information on Husky and their tools, see their website  http://huskytoolsnews.com.

THE TEST
Husky is a well-known name in the tool world, so I had fairly high expectations for this product. Luckily it showed up at Christmastime, so I had plenty of toys that needed screwdrivers for assembly/battery upgrades to test them on! To be fair, none of them required the Square, Hexagonal or Pozi drivers, so I can't speak to their usefulness, but I am confident they are made of the same quality as the other items in the set.

One toy required a Phillips head to remove the battery cover. I used the Husky Phillips PH 1 for the job. The grip was comfortable and felt secure. The battery cover didn't provide much resistance, but it was easier to use the T-shape than a standard screwdriver handle which can cause your hand to feel tired. I used the ratcheting handle with one of the Phillips bits to replace the cover, pictured here. Because that was a fairly simple task, I also tried it on a tougher item, a chair that had a screw that needed to be tightened.


THE RESULTS
+ They are screwdrivers and they did their job.
+ I much prefer the T-Handle grip to a standard screwdriver. It's more comfortable and I get better torque with it.
+ The ratcheting handle is even better for heavy-duty jobs. It kept the tip in place which helped avoid stripping the screw head.
+ I also liked the T-Handle and ratchet because they prevented the fatigue that is sometimes associated with using a standard screwdriver handle.
+ Ergonomic shape is easier for someone to use who has arthritis or other issues with regular screw drivers. 
+ It comes with a "Guaranteed Forever" warrantee that states if it ever fails, Husky will replace it for free.
- Storage might be a little more cumbersome due to the shape.
- The sizes available are limited.

OVERALL SCORE: 9/10

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THE GIVEAWAY
Now the part you've all been waiting for. There are three ways to enter. Here's how:

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I received a free 20-Piece T-Handle Driver Set for hosting this review and giveaway. Please note: I only received one set but was able to open it without destroying the packaging, so when you receive it, it will have already been opened. All the pieces have been replaced and no damage was done to the item when it was tested. All opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced by any other source. I was not compensated to provide an opinion of the product or Husky. This giveaway is open to US residents only. It begins on Thursday, January 6, 2011 and will end on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:00pm. One winner with a valid entry will be selected using the Sequence Generator at random.org. The winner will be announced on or before Friday, January 14.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

That is so cool!: ) It really is the simple things in life that we take for granted. Finding the right screwdriver when we need it -priceless! : )

KLZ said...

I love that you used the word torque.

David has a set with an interchangeable head that he swears by but I think these t handles might make him reconsider...

a moderate life said...

Hi Jen Jenny! Stopping by for a visit to your lovely site! These screw drivers are right up my alley! I had lymes disease a few years ago, oh wow, its like 15 years ago now! And it left me very weak in the hands. Using a regular screw driver is difficult for me, but these would probably work great because of the t-handle! Very cool and I will be mentioning your giveaway on my Thoughts on Friday at a moderate life link love post this week! All the best! I am now following your lovely blog and will grab your tweets too thank you very much! hugs! Alex

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Ooh - screws! They seem cool, though sadly I'm dreadful at using things like that!

Tokin said...

Wow, how nice it would be to have my own set of screwdrivers and not have to search for Scotts (buried somewhere on or near his tool bench in the garage). :)

Tape measure said...

I know that Husky provided a t-handle river set, That is an essential power tool for any home. It is a great power tool for working with wood, plastic, concrete, and metals. It is compact and convenient to use anywhere.

~SHANNON~ said...

How cool is that?! And what I really love is the picture shows you using it on stuffed toys. And I am forever trying to find a tiny enough screwdriver head to change batteries in toys!

Thanks for the entry!

Shannon @ milkandcuddles.com

RED said...

Thanks for the giveaway - I love the T handle!

Unlikely Origins said...

I commented on FB!

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