Neil Reply to on 10 December 2016
|Carl Kammerling International (CKI) screwdrivers are my gold standard for manual screwdrivers. Avit is their consumer brand. My first CKI screwdriver is exactly like this one, except for the CKI branding. It's now twenty years old and still going, after being used on everything from electronics to six foot high garden fences.
Once you've used a stepless cam-drive ratchet, you'll never want to go back, because the mechanism is so much smoother than the clicky tooth and gear kind. Paying full price for them is a bit painful, but they do last.
I bought two of these Avit ones, one as a backup to the aforementioned CKI one, just in case, and one to give to someone I know. One of these and a comprehensive set of bits will handle about 90% of jobs. The other jobs are the ones where there's not enough space for this screwdriver to fit - they do a half-length version, by the way, I own two of those as well - or you need a narrow one-piece screwdriver because some muppet designed their product with recessed screws in long, narrow holes that a hex bit won't fit into.
If the half-length version of this screwdriver sounds interesting, Amazon sell them as well. You can find them by doing a search for "Avit AV05020".