1/4 Inch Slotted x 1-1/2 Inch Stubby Screwdriver

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  • Unique and compact three‐sided handle gives you the leverage for maximum torque in tight spaces
  • Premium alloy steel blade has a precisely sized tip for an exact fit in fasteners
  • Protective black oxide finish can’t flake off like plated finishes
  • Size marking on butt end is easy to identify in tool belt or drawer
  • Handle profile resists rolling on inclines up to 25 degrees

Tip Geometry

Formed on a round shaft, the flat head is trimmed to a slim "cabinet" style—the overall width of the tip is just slightly larger than the diameter of the shaft. This allows deeper access into tight, narrow spaces. Serrations running across the full length of the flat faces offer a nonslip surface for light duty prying, such as removing electrical covers, releasing clips, and changing belts.

Most Leverage of Any Stubby Driver

Reaching around obstacles and into tight spaces requires not only the tool to fit, but the ability to effectively operate it. Most "stubby" screwdrivers seem to focus only on the first part: being small. But it's exactly these times—when your hand is bent in an awkward position and your strength and range of motion is compromised that you need more to grip, not less. That's where ours is different. While still keeping the handle short, we created an exaggerated 3-sided shape that acts like paddles you can push against. This gives you the leverage to comfortably generate higher torque for longer, even when you are limited to working with just fingertips.

Easy-To-Read Markings

Imprinted on the butt end of the handle, the driver type and size are easy to identify even while the driver's laying in a drawer or being carried in a toolbelt.

Anti-Roll

A secondary benefit of the 3-sided handle design is that it is very resistent to rolling, staying put on inclines up to 25°.

Materials + Construction

AISI 8650 Steel Blade

  • Nickel, chromium, molybdenum alloy
  • Hardened to HRC 52-56
  • Strong - resists twisting and bending
  • Durable - holds fine tip geometry to preserve precise fastener engagement
  • Nickel, chromium, molybdenum alloy hardened to HRC 52-56

Overmolded Grip

  • Nonslip - excellent grip, soft feel without being tacky
  • Durable - permanently bonded to handle body, won’t degrade or become sticky
  • Chemical resistant - unaffected by common chemicals including fuels, oils, grease, antifreeze, solvents, and cleaners
  • Soft touch thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) shore A 80 durometer

Polypropylene Handle

  • Impact resistant - won’t chip, crack, or break, even in cold temperatures
  • Chemical resistant - unaffected by common chemicals including fuels, oils, grease, antifreeze, solvents, and cleaners
  • Reinforced with calcium carbonate for dimensional stability (shore D 68 durometer)
  • Nickel, chromium, molybdenum alloy
  • Hardened to HRC 52-56
  • Strong - resists twisting and bending
  • Durable - holds fine tip geometry to preserve precise fastener engagement
  • Reinforced with calcium carbonate for dimensional stability
  • Scale A 65 durometer
  • Shore D 68 durometer
  • Impact resistant - won’t chip, crack, or break, even in cold temperatures
  • Chemical resistant - unaffected by common chemicals including fuels, oils, grease, antifreeze, solvents, and cleaners
  • Soft touch thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)
  • Shore A 80 durometer
  • Nonslip - excellent grip, soft feel without being tacky
  • Durable - permanently bonded to handle body, won’t degrade or become sticky
  • Chemical resistant - unaffected by common chemicals including fuels, oils, grease, antifreeze, solvents, and cleaners

A Closer Look at the Blade

The challenge in making the best screwdriver blade is achieving the strength of a relatively high hardness (resists bending and twisting) without becoming brittle (causes breaking of fine tip geometry). To do this, we use AISI 8650, an alloy steel with the right amount of carbon (0.48-0.53 %) for hardenability and the elements nickel, chromium, and molybdenum to aid in machining and preventing brittleness. Through a carefully controlled heat treating process, blades reach a hardness of HRC 52-56. The result is a tough blade that resists bending along the shaft, twisting at the tip, and is durable enough to maintain tip geometry over time.

To prevent rust, the steel surface of the blade is treated with a hot black oxide finish—the same process used to protect firearms. This process is a controlled oxidation of the actual surface of the steel (called a conversion process), resulting in a thin layer of magnetite. This kind of finish prevents rust largely through it's ability to absorb and hold a topcoat like oil or wax, creating the barrier between water and raw steel that prevents rusting. To maintain full protection over time, it's important to periodically apply a thin coat of light machine oil to each blade with a cloth.

Why Black Oxide?

The most important benefit of a black oxide finish is the avoidance of adding plating to the tip. Building up layers of plating (usually chrome, nickel, or zinc) has two main negative side effects: dimensional variance in the tip geometry, since final tip size depends on the plating thickness, and chipping off of the plating material, which could shed metallic particles into your work and cause real damage, especially in electrical systems, motors, or fuse panels.

1/4 Inch Slotted x 1-1/2 Inch Stubby Screwdriver

A. Length 4 in.
B. Width 1.5 in.
C. Height 1.5 in.
D. Exposed Blade Length 1.5 in.
E. Handle Length 2.5 in.
F. Shaft Diameter 0.25 in.
G. Tip Width 0.27 in.
H. Maximum Blade Width 0.31 in.
I. Tip Thickness 0.045 in.
Weight 0.12 lb
Country of Origin United States