The 10 Best Magnetic Screwdriver Sets
This wiki has been updated 18 times since it was first published in November of 2018. From hanging curtains to repairing home electronics and mending broken toys, there's no end of uses for a good set of screwdrivers. We've included cordless and rechargeable models along with manual magnetic sets, all designed to hold onto fasteners when you are working in tricky places where you would not want to drop anything. They are perfect for mechanics, electricians and home DIYers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 12, 2020:
Removed the DeWalt Driver/Impact Combo because it is not a screwdriver set, it is a drill/driver and impact driver set. Removed the Bosch Drilling & Driving because it is not magnetic.
Virtually every standard screwdriver can be magnetized by running a magnet along its blade. Aside from magnetic tips, the Wera 932 have everything I look for in a screwdriver. They have hexagonal bolsters, which are excellent when you need some extra torque - you can produce vastly more torque with a wrench than with the screwdriver handle alone since you're extending your leverage. If you work with mechanical or electrical components, you'll sooner or later need to use your screwdriver as a chisel. The impact cap allows you to transfer the force of the hammer directly to the blade while sparing the handle. What makes so many people fans of Wera screwdrivers is the handles. Their distinctive shapes are designed to conform very well to your hand. They also use a combination of hard and soft materials - a hard core to secure the blade and soft sections to increase grip and torque transfer. Surprisingly, this combination of properties is rare in screwdrivers and the 932 has them without sacrificing the quality of the blade or the tips - whatever their marketing says about the laser-etched tips, anecdotally, cam-out does seem to occur less often than with lower-quality screwdrivers.
November 06, 2018:
Offered a broad selection of handheld drivers and power tools with interchangeable bits, including both well-established brands like Stanley and DeWalt, plus new innovations like the Xiaomi Wowstick for precision work, considering the type of project, ease and frequency of use, and durability.