Sabertooth Tools – High Torque Screwdriver

Posted by on October 2, 2006

As an employee at a large online tool retailer, I get to see many odd tools get pitched to us. One of the more interesting ones that I was recently contacted about is a high torque screwdriver. While it’s not earth-shattering, it’s certainly interesting.

As you can see, there is a simple flip-out “T” handle. This allows for a larger area to grip, which results in more torque. But the toys don’t stop there. You see, this thing is available as a standard screwdriver or a racheting model. Stubborn screws can come out easily AND at record pace. Very nice.

While I won’t be ditching my Makita cordless drill any time soon for this, I can certainly see keeping one of these in the glove box or in the drawer for those times when I need a little more leverage without all the power of my drill/driver.

I’m looking for any comments based on experience with these – are they as nice as they look? If you don’t want your comment published, just say so and I’ll keep it off of the blog. But this certainly looks cool and I’d love to hear from anyone that’s used one.

2 Responses to Sabertooth Tools – High Torque Screwdriver

  1. Anonymous

    I have had one for over a year. Awesome. I am a quadraplegic with no grip and almost no ability to flex my fingers open or closed. This driver has been great. I use a B&D; small power driver and 24V drill driver for most things but this hand driver is a great take along tool or for places my power drivers can’t get. Each side of the fold out T handle accepts a driver bit

  2. Mike Feeney

    Seriously an A+ tool … indestuctible, well designed, great selection of double ended bits (that show little sign of wear), handy pouch (just not as durable as the rest of the tool). I’ve used mine every work day for the last 2 years, and am glad that I bought it each time I use it.
    There is just one love/hate drawback to it’s “old school” design … it uses bits held into the tool by a captive ball-bearing in each bit, not by magnetism! I really like and value this non-magnetic feature, but the only place I know of to buy more bits is from the manufacturer. I need to use security bits and had to fashion my own adapter to accept standard bits held in place magnetically