My favourite multidriver

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Disclaimer: I've always been the guy who doesn't like multi-drivers - cheap substandard plastic screwdrivers with a hollow handle with a whole bunch of soft or brittle or rust-prone metal bits that I lose. However, 15 or 20 years ago I saw these at Canadian Tire and bought a couple. Still going strong. I don't use them on cars, but keep one in the house and one in tne bike tool bag. Here it is with all four 'bits' retracted: Here's the end, hard to read in this photo. It says "DURA-DRIVE" and "MADE IN UK". Here are all four legs extended, for demonstration only. There's a medium-sized blade, a medium-sized Phillips, a Robertson #1, and a Robertson #2. (May have been manufactured specifically for the Canadian market, with Robertson screws being very popular here.) Here's the Phillips extended: Here's how it's held in place while in use: Ingenious, I wish they were still available, perhaps in sets of three or four with different ends available.
 
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You bet Canadian market only if it has both robbies. Oh, the old days when Canadian tire sold quality tools. Did you know Gray made mastercraft wrenches once upon a time?
 

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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Great design. It looks well used. The handle must be made of tough stuff for the tension pins to not break out after 20 years of use.
Agreed, I have an Allen (hex) key multidriver of similar design, and broke the largest (8 mm) arm when I put too much force on it. If you can break it by hand, it's underbuilt.
 

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Originally Posted By: maxdustington
You bet Canadian market only if it has both robbies. Oh, the old days when Canadian tire sold quality tools. Did you know Gray made mastercraft wrenches once upon a time?
I wonder if they put different arms in for different markets. I would love to have one of four Phillips, one of four Robbies, one of four blades. Actually, with the demise of Sears I have bought a few tools from Canadian Tire. Princess Auto's PowerFist line is pretty low-end, but their ProPoint tools are pretty good.
 
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I used to be that guy too until a buddy left a MEGAPRO with me. Now I can't imagine not having one.
 
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I have one from Klein, its looks like it came from a dollar store on sale but its good quality despite the .10c rubber handle cover.
 
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I've never had one that I really liked, but I've never had a half decent one, just cheap ones. I might have to try out a Megapro or Klein (or something else that costs more than $3).
 
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Originally Posted By: Number_35
Klein tools are very well regarded in the electrical trades. Still made in the US as far as I know.
It is is USA made but that rubber handle cover still blows.
 
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