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Stanley 6 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set (66-052) Review

Stanley 6 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set (66-052) Amazon.co.uk or buy from Amazon.com

Stanley 6 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set (66-052)
Stanley 6 Piece Precision Screwdriver Set (66-052)

As a watch collector its always handy to have a selection of precision screwdrivers to perform general maintenance such as battery and strap replacements. I’ve had a few sets over the years – nothing fancy – definitely not any Swiss made jewellers tools. Its often said you get what you pay for, but with this Stanley set you really do get the best of both worlds. A quality tool for a low price.

Visually the 6 piece set is a bit garish. I mean, a bright yellow case and matching screwdrivers… really?! As an initial impression goes, and for something labelled “precision” its not that good – almost toy like. Upon closer inspection and in the hand they are anything but – and when your work area is covered in electronic “carnage” the screwdrivers instantly stand out (arhh… so that’s why they are yellow?!).

The bright yellow shafts certainly stand out!
The bright yellow shafts certainly stand out!

Sure, the shafts are plastic and not metal as is common with similar, more expensive screwdrivers, but they do have some well thought out features: the ergonomic comfort shape, black rubber ribbed grips and swivel head handles really do assist in the removal of stubborn screws.

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