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This includes 14 bits in an assortment of sizes. It features a right/lock/left ratcheting mechanism, magnetic tip and pull-out revolving bit cartridge for storage. Made in the USA

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  • Craftsman Ratcheting Ready-Bit Screwdriver [sears.com] (41796) $12.47
    • Features
      • Extra strong magnetic tip secures insert bit and holds screw
      • Easy-grip ratcheting handle
      • Includes 14 high quality bits in an assortment of favorite sizes
      • Pullout revolving bit cartridge stores and protects bits
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What are you doing with 8 of them? Are you an octopus?
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Just picked one up after going thru the comments from prev FP posts on this. Lots of compliments on this based on reviews. Included with craftsman lifetime warranty.

First impression: this thing is huge. Handle girth of a half dollar, about 5.8 inches total length of handle. Shaft is another 2.9". Craftsman made in USA stamped on handle.

Standard 1" bits included have "made in USA" stamped on it although not sure if it means anything nowadays. Will be replaced with makita gold bits anyways.
Sizes are ph1 x2, ph2 x2, ph3, slotted 4-6 x2, 6-8 x2, 8-10, torx t-15, t-20, t-25, Robertson square drive r-1, r-2.

True that magnetic tip does hold on screws as well, a rarity for bit drivers. Ratcheting mechanism is silent. Some oil from factory on bits and selector switch. Goes from CW, to center lock (shaft locked in place), to CCW.

At first I didn't see any point of having a ratcheting screwdriver and had thoughts on returning it, but after testing it on some screws, holy hell this thing is so much faster. Definitely keeping it now and will probably be used alot.
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i have the red version of this (red instead of the yellow). my local sears was clearancing them out for $5 a pop in 2015 so i bought all 8 of them

is the yellow version still USA made?
Yellow is the older version. The red one is made in the USA (New York I believe) personally I don't like the feel of it (no clicks) but it works well, good design.
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I've had (2) of these for about 15+ years works pretty well. Especially the Phillips tips. The only thing I don't like is for small slotted tips the size it too thick to fit in most things you would use for slotted screws (if any) an example would be a screw for a power or switch plastic wallplate. Will need a different slotted screwdriver as they won't fit.
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I've had (2) of these for about 15+ years works pretty well. Especially the Phillips tips. The only thing I don't like is for small slotted tips the size it too thick to fit in most things you would use for slotted screws (if any) an example would be a screw for a power or switch plastic wallplate. Will need a different slotted screwdriver as they won't fit.
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Yellow is the older version. The red one is made in the USA (New York I believe) personally I don't like the feel of it (no clicks) but it works well, good design.
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i have the red version of this (red instead of the yellow). my local sears was clearancing them out for $5 a pop in 2015 so i bought all 8 of them

is the yellow version still USA made?

What size bits are included? Specifically the torx
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Why is this soo expensive compared to the Stanley Ratcheting driver deal at Ace Hardware?
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i have the red version of this (red instead of the yellow). my local sears was clearancing them out for $5 a pop in 2015 so i bought all 8 of them

is the yellow version still USA made?
What are you doing with 8 of them? Are you an octopus?
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Why is this soo expensive compared to the Stanley Ratcheting driver deal at Ace Hardware?
Made in the USA, maybe?
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Made in the USA, maybe?
This, exactly. If you go to Sears site and zoom in on the 2nd pic, you can see the "Made in USA" stamped on the handle. The Stanley is a China tool
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Just picked one up after going thru the comments from prev FP posts on this. Lots of compliments on this based on reviews. Included with craftsman lifetime warranty.

First impression: this thing is huge. Handle girth of a half dollar, about 5.8 inches total length of handle. Shaft is another 2.9". Craftsman made in USA stamped on handle.

Standard 1" bits included have "made in USA" stamped on it although not sure if it means anything nowadays. Will be replaced with makita gold bits anyways.
Sizes are ph1 x2, ph2 x2, ph3, slotted 4-6 x2, 6-8 x2, 8-10, torx t-15, t-20, t-25, Robertson square drive r-1, r-2.

True that magnetic tip does hold on screws as well, a rarity for bit drivers. Ratcheting mechanism is silent. Some oil from factory on bits and selector switch. Goes from CW, to center lock (shaft locked in place), to CCW.

At first I didn't see any point of having a ratcheting screwdriver and had thoughts on returning it, but after testing it on some screws, holy hell this thing is so much faster. Definitely keeping it now and will probably be used alot.
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USA made! Then... Can you screw 8 in a row? Wake up and taste the soy sauce bro...

what?
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USA made! Then... Can you screw 8 in a row? Wake up and taste the soy sauce bro...
Do you even write, bro?
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What size bits are included? Specifically the torx
Spotted the knife guy....Big Grin
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