Updated August 06, 2019 by Rafael Perez

The 10 Best Ratchet Screwdrivers

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2018. When you're working with a lot of fasteners, the job is so much easier with a good ratcheting screwdriver in your toolbox. The gear mechanisms on these let you turn twice as efficiently as with a traditional drivers. The models we've included here are recommended based on quality, ease of use, and other traits that make them useful to have around the house or in a professional's tool belt. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best ratchet screwdriver on Amazon.

10. Tacklife HRSB1A Offset

9. MegaPro 211R2C36RD

8. Stanley 69-189

7. Lutz 21001

6. Craftsman 9-41796

5. Craftsman 47144

4. Milwaukee 48-22-2301

3. Irwin Tools 8-in-1

2. DeWalt DWHT69233

1. Wera Kraftform Kompakt 27

Editor's Notes

August 01, 2019:

We removed the No Cry Stubby because of issues with quality and availability. We added the Wera Kraftform Kompakt 27 because Wera makes quality screwdrivers and the 27 is no exception. It is made to last with an all metal ratcheting mechanism and a comfortable handle. The pawl engages with little travel and there is virtually no backlash.

We shifted the DeWalt DWHT69233 and the Irwin Tools 8-in-1 because they have proven to employ long-lived designs and use better quality plastics on their handles. The Tacklife HRSB1A has been demoted because of its clunky design that uses enormous teeth. This means that you can't ratchet effectively within confined spaces because you won't be able to pull the handle back enough to engage the next tooth.

Using tools can be dangerous and proper safety precautions should be observed to avoid personal injury or damage to property.


Rafael Perez
Last updated on August 06, 2019 by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.


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