I got this multi-bit screwdriver sent to me from a friend of the inventor. My first reaction was “…geez now I going to piss off someone I know with a shitty review…” I have little patience for gimmicks and between my bikes and boards I am a power screwdriver user so I find flaws in these tools easily.
Happily when I got the Scruzol out of its package and used it I liked it a lot:
- it’s small so it packs easy
- fits in my hand well
- it’s easy to find and put away bits as needed
- the tool is magnetic so the bits stay in place and the whole tool will stick to a metal object
- the bright handle is easy to spot in a tool box or pannier
- there is little to go wrong
In fact the only thing wrong with the Scruzol is it’s name! Sorry, but it rolls off the tongue like a rock. I think it should be renamed the Lazy Driver and I’ll do TV infomercials as long as I get a box of ’em free…=-)
The screw driver above is what I use currently. It’s fine, but the cap securing the extra bits unscrews itself when you use the racheting mode of the tool and getting bits out/putting them away is a PITA. It’s also a lot bigger than the Scruzol so I’m not inclined to carry it with me on my bike.
So how good is the Scruz-inator? Well I put my big racheting driver back in my tool box and I’m taking the Scruz-er to Baja with me. I’ll also take the Scruz-master with me on any future bike tours. I’m not sure how much they cost, but if they’re under $20 I’ll buy two more so I can leave one in my truck and one in my kiteboarding/surfing parts box.
All kidding about the name aside I’m really impressed with this tool.