Wheeler 89 Piece Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set Review

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Everyone has a standard screwdriver in the shop but when you start working on specialty things like cars, guns, and electronics you often need a special screwdriver. As someone who works on guns quite a bit I know the difference between a properly secured fastener and a stripped screw is having the correct screwdriver. The folks over at Wheeler Tools sent us their 89 Piece Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set to review.

I’ve been using it on several projects this Winter including mounting a scope, mounting a red dot, and changing out some grips on my pistols just to name a few projects. This has replaced a make shift kit I had on the bench with an assortment of bits from over the years.

Screwdriver Set Features

The Wheeler 89 Piece Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set includes 54 hollow-ground flat bits, 15 specialty bits, 8 allen, 4 phillips, 3 torx, 1 2 1/4 shaft extension, and a hex-to-square drive adapter. The hollow-ground bits have a concave shape that allows for insertion all the way into the screw slot for maximum contact. The kit also includes 2 non-slip, over molded plastic handles with a convenient hinged storage case complete with a bit location guide and is constructed from durable S2 tool steel.

Unlike other screwdriver suppliers, Wheeler’s engineers measured the screws on over one hundred modern and antique firearms to make sure that we offered bits for every situation. Whether you are working on a Browning®; Superposed, a Remington®; 700, a Smith & Wesson®; revolver or a Colt®; single action, you will find that there is a bit to fit every screw on your gun. The 89 piece set includes 15 ingenious”specialty bits”. These bits are great for installing scope bases, getting you out of a pinch by providing a small pin punch when you really need it and keeping once-in-a-while lifesaver tools at your fingertips.

Where To Buy

Wheeler 89 Pc Professional Screwdriver Set

Overall Impression

We all probably own more screwdrivers than any other tool. And those are great for 90% of the projects we do. However, when you start working on projects with special size fasteners it’s crucial to have the right size bits. The screwdriver handles are very comfortable and the bits fit tightly into the end of the screwdriver with no slop.  All of the bits that I have used fit snugly and the wide range has fit every fastener I’ve needed to use on each gun. This is an excellent choice for anyone working on guns looking for a dedicated screwdriver set.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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