The Milwaukee 13 in 1 screwdriver allows the tradesman to remove a bunch of tools and weight from their tool belt. While it has an improved feel, a longer handle would have been nice to see added to the cushion grip screwdriver.
Multi-tip screwdrivers are becoming more popular. Maybe not with the tradesman who has been around for a while, but the younger apprentice seems to be reaching for these the most. With a multi-tip screwdriver, you get a bunch of advantages such as freeing up room in your tool belt and making it lighter. So which is the best multi-tip screwdriver on the market? Let's check out the Milwaukee 13 in 1 screwdriver review and see how this one stacks up.
Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review Overview
Over the years the Milwaukee hand tool line up has grown and their screwdriver line has boomed. Milwaukee has a variety of multi-tip screwdrivers to pick from. In fact, we have reviewed some of them in the past such as the 11 in 1 screwdriver review.
When they first released their hand tools and specifically the screwdrivers, I liked them but it wasn't my top choice. Over the last year or so, the screwdrivers and other hand tools have taken a big step forward in regards to comfort, dependability, and quality.
Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review Features
The 13 in 1 screwdriver is part of the Milwaukee Cushion Grip line which is meant to be more comfortable and provide less fatigue to the electrician throughout the day.
The 48-22-2880 use a tri-material cushion grip handle that will not peel. As with other Milwaukee hand tools, this is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. If you need extra leverage, you can use a wrench or pliers along with the screwdriver.
The screwdriver has 12 bits and also a wire bender (Loop maker) which makes 13. The bits that are included are P1, P2, SL 3/16, SL, SQ1, SQ2, ECX1, ECX2 and four nut drivers 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 1/2 in.
As with most other multi-tip screwdrivers, these bits fit inside each other and are not just stored on the end of the handle.
The whole shaft can be removed from the handle to access and set up with any of the 12 bits.
Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review Performance
When it comes to performance, I always look at comfort, which this screwdriver has. With the different screws and bolts we used it on, it seems like it has a great fit. Some screwdrivers feel sloppy with a fastener, but the Milwaukee feels like it fits the fasteners we tested well.
I do have two downfalls with this screwdriver. First I wish the handle was a little longer. Not a huge deal and I know most people won't care. But for my hand, I would have liked to see an extra 1/2″ or 1″ more on the end of the handle.
My second gripe is when I take the shaft out of the handle, it has to go back in a certain way. I feel that other multi-tip screwdrivers, I can put the shaft back in any direction. With the Milwaukee, if you don't have two stubs lined up, the shaft will not seed into the handle. Again, not a big deal but something to note.
Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review Value
You can pick this up at The Home Depot for about $14 which I think is an awesome deal. In the past, I have knocked Milwaukee for having a higher price point but this one seems to be a good deal at $14. Anyone looking for a multi-tip screwdriver for electrical uses, this is a way to try it out and won't make your wallet much lighter.
Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review Final Thoughts
As I said before, I am liking the Milwaukee hand tool line up. While I do have a couple quarks with this screwdriver, all in all, this is a good screwdriver at a fair price. The grip is comfortable and the tips fit fasteners nicely. For an electrician, this is a handy tool to have around.