Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review

Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review

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

Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review

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.

Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review

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.

Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review

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.

Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review

As with most other multi-tip screwdrivers, these bits fit inside each other and are not just stored on the end of the handle.

Milwaukee 13 in 1 Screwdriver Review

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.


  1. I’ve had a couple of these and they are AWESOME,… I love anything that works sound and fundamental and ALSO lightens my toolpouch a little (or a lot!!) I’ve heard there was a new 14 in 1 coming soon from Milwaukee…. is that true?


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