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10 Best Shop Vac

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Shop Vacs can make heavy-duty cleaning jobs much easier. There are so many options, it’s hard to know which one to choose. There are ones with different tank capacities, airflow, varying attachments, suction strength, and a variety of power levels. Picking the best shop vac for your specific needs is essential to make your clean up project easier. We hope our top ten list will make your search for the best shop vac for your needs a little easier.

Comparison Table


Product FAQ


1. What Is a Shop Vac? What Is the Best Shop Vac?

2. What Can a Shop Vac Be Used For?

3. How Is a Shop Vac Different from a Normal Vacuum?

4. Can I Use a Shop Vac to Vacuum Water?

5. What Are the Pros and Cons of a Shop Vac?

How We Reviewed


Our main consideration when looking for the best shop vac options on the market was effectiveness. We wanted to be sure they did the work they are designed to do. Second to that, we considered capacity. Every shop vac does not need to be huge, but we also wanted options that could tackle large jobs. Other factors we considered are storage and the availability of extra tools and accessories.

Overall Price Range


Shop vacs vary widely in price from around 50 dollars to several hundred dollars. Cheaper versions normally are not as strong, have lower storage capacity, and are only suited for dry substances. They may also have less accessory options.

More expensive shop vacs tend to be wet/dry vacs. They will often have more suction power and far larger storage capacity for major cleanups. Extended warranties and a plethora of accessories for versatility are other benefits of more expensive options.

What We Reviewed


  • Ridged WD 1450
  • ArmorAll AA255
  • Shop-Vac 5989400
  • DeWalt DCV581H
  • All Around Plus 5870400
  • Vacmaster VBV1210 12 Gallon Tank
  • Shop-Vac 5895200 2.5-Peak Horsepower
  • Shop-Vac 965-06-00
  • Craftsman 12004
  • Stanley SL18129

Ridgid WD 1450


Ridgid WD1450 14-Gallon 6-Horsepower Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • 6 peak HP motor with noise-reduction technology offers powerful yet quiet performance
  • Fine-dust filter for picking up dry materials and small amounts of liquid
  • 20 ft. cord wraps under the pull handle for storage
  • Pull handle and casters provide maneuverability while the side handles offer grips for lifting
  • Blowing feature blows away sawdust and other debris

Features

The Ridged WD 1450 is an exceptional shop vac that is capable of sucking up everything from mulch to screws in one pass. It is a wet/dry vac with a high capacity, 14-gallon tank, one of the largest on our list. The vacuum also has a variety of reusable filters to suit both wet and dry messes. The dust filter, in particular, is impressive as it has three layers ideal for trapping fine dust particles. This vac can also be used as a blower, but since the motor can’t be removed for blowing, it can be cumbersome. That said, the icing on the cake is a 20-foot power cord, longer than standard, making this shop vac a solid deal.

Pros

  • 14-gallon tank
  • 6-horsepower motor
  • three layer air filter

Cons

  • Average length hose
  • Heavy
  • Cannot be used to clean upholstery

Price $$$

Where to Buy

ArmorAll AA255


Ridgid WD1450 14-Gallon 6-Horsepower Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • 6 peak HP motor with noise-reduction technology offers powerful yet quiet performance
  • Fine-dust filter for picking up dry materials and small amounts of liquid
  • 20 ft. cord wraps under the pull handle for storage
  • Pull handle and casters provide maneuverability while the side handles offer grips for lifting
  • Blowing feature blows away sawdust and other debris

Features

The ArmorAll AA255 is compact and ideal for smaller workspaces. Since it was specifically designed for cleaning cars, it has no wheels. It also has a very small tank capacity at only 2.5 gallons. A bonus is that it is a wet/dry vac with enough power to pick up even screws. It is not quite powerful enough for one pass cleans, but it is sufficient for its size. Its ten-foot cord is a good length. Also included are a floor nozzle, crevice tool, concentration tool, and car nozzle. As with some of the other shop vacs on our list, it can double as a blower.

Pros

  • Multiple attachments
  • Ideal for cleaning vehicles
  • Portable

Cons

  • Not ideal for dry debris
  • Comparatively low suction
  • Not ideal for larger jobs

Price $

Where to Buy

​Shop-Vac 5989400


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Shop-Vac 5979403 8 gallon 6.0 Peak Hp Stainless Wet Dry Vacuum
  • WET DRY VAC: This wet/dry vac features a tank drain for easy emptying, top & side carry handles for mobility, rear blower port, & positive latch system.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Comes with 7' x 1.25" hose, 3 extension wands, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, floor nozzle, cartridge filter, foam sleeve, & filter bag.
  • GOT DIRT? Shop-Vac's full line of products includes cordless, rechargeable wet dry vacuums, automotive vacuum systems, air movers, attachments & more. Whatever the job, Shop-Vac has you covered!
  • AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: Shop-Vac offers the most complete line of vacuum cleaners, bags, filters, attachments, kits, & other cleaning tools available for home, industrial, & commercial applications.
  • TOUGH & DEPENDABLE: Shop-Vac Corporation is the recognized world leader in wet/dry vacuum cleaners. Since 1965, we have made innovative, high quality vacuum cleaners, filters, bags, & other accessories.

Features

If you are looking for the ideal shop/vac for home use, the Shop-Vac 5989400 may be the ticket. It has a stainless steel, eight-gallon, mid-sized tank outfitted with a positive lid latch system for security during use. There is also a conveniently placed drain port, so the unit does not have to be tipped for emptying. Our favorite feature is the on-board tool storage for easy access to accessories.

Pros

  • Strong suction
  • Compact
  • Wide hose
  • Several accessories
  • Wall-mountable
  • Ideal for home use

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Wall mount has not been perfected
  • Not best for shop use

Price $$

Where to Buy

DeWalt DCV581H 


DEWALT 18/20V Max Vacuum, Wet/Dry (DCV581H)
  • Can operate corded with an AC outlet, or cordless by an 18v or 20v MAX battery
  • HEPA Rated filter traps up to 99.97 percent efficiency
  • Washable/reusable filter;2 Gallon tank capacity. 31 CFM
  • Crush resistant 5ft hose.Heavy duty, crush resistant, fully integrated 5' (by 1 1/4" diameter) hose provides durability, flexibility and ease of use
  • On board storage for easy transport.Longest life and best performance can be obtained if the battery pack is charged when the air temperature is between 65°F and 75°F(18°-24°C)

Features

The DeWalt DCV581H stands out on our list as one of the only cordless options on our list. It is both compact and quiet, rare traits for shop vacs. Unfortunately, it does not have the greatest suction. That said, it is good for helping tidy up small spaces and doubles as a blower.

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Cordless
  • Compact
  • Portable
  • Has an integrated blower

Cons

  • Poor suction
  • Lower storage
  • Only good for small projects

Price $$

Where to Buy

​All Around Plus 5870400


Shop-Vac 5870400 4-Gallon 4.5-PeakHorsepower All Around Wet/Dry Vacuum
  • PORTABLE POWER: This wet/dry vacuum offers space-saving design perfect for carpets, boats, vehicles, upholstery, kitchen or shop. 4.5 peak horsepower motor with 4 gallon tank & 2 large rear wheels.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: Comes with 1.25" diameter tools: an 8-foot lock-on hose, 2 extension wands, bare & carpeted floor nozzles, 10" wet-dry nozzle, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, round brush, tool basket, & cartridge filter.
  • GOT DIRT? Shop-Vac's full line of products includes cordless, rechargeable wet dry vacuums, automotive vacuum systems, air movers, attachments & more. Whatever the job, Shop-Vac has you covered!
  • AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: Shop-Vac offers the most complete line of vacuum cleaners, bags, filters, attachments, kits, & other cleaning tools available for home, industrial, & commercial applications.
  • TOUGH & DEPENDABLE: Shop-Vac Corporation is the recognized world leader in wet/dry vacuum cleaners. Since 1965, we have made innovative, high quality vacuum cleaners, filters, bags, & other accessories.

Features

The All Around Plus is a good mergence of size and convenience. It is ideal for home use. The nine amp motor and dry/wet vac option make it versatile for a number of cleaning situations. There is also a generous, 18-foot, power cord and industry standard eight-foot lock on the hose. It also comes with a round brush and a crevice tool.

Pros

  • Ideal for home use
  • Relatively light
  • Portable
  • Dry/wet vac

Cons

  • Poor suction
  • Lower storage
  • Only good for small projects

Price $

Where to Buy

​Vacmaster VBV1210 12-Gallon Tank


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Vacmaster VBV1210, 12-Gallon 5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Detachable Blower
  • Easily Convert from Wet/Dry Vacuum to 210 MPH Handheld Blower
  • 19-Foot Cleaning Reach with Hose and Power Cord
  • Integrated Accessory Storage
  • Extra Large Drain Port
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: 7' x 2-1/2" Secure Fit Hose, (2) Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Car Nozzle, Concentrator Nozzle, Blower Adapter, Air/Noise Diffuser, Standard Cartridge Filter and Foam Wet Filter.

Features

The Vacmaster is a beast and ideal for heavy-duty jobs. This shop vac has a generous, 12-gallon tank for tons of debris storage. That said, it is also heavy the tank alone is 17 pounds empty. Nevertheless, it is portable as it sits on four 360-degree casters. It also can be converted into a handheld blower. It is one of the few shop vacs on our list that has a filter to clean dry debris. As is standard, it also has a foam filter for cleaning up wet messes. Additional types of filters can be purchased separately.

Pros

  • The motor is removable for blowing
  • Quiet
  • Generously sized tank

Cons

  • An additional filter is needed for cleaning dust
  • Wheels do not lock
  • Maneuvering can be difficult

Price $$

Where to Buy

​Shop-Vac 5895200 2.5-Peak Horsepower


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Shop-Vac 5895200 2.5-Peak Horsepower All-around EZ Series Wet/Dry Vacuum 2.5-Gallon With Extension Wands Tool Storage & Wall Bracket Uses Type B Filter Bag & Type R Foam Sleeve, Magenta/Gray
  • COMPACT POWER: This wet/dry vacuum offers the power of a full sized vacuum in a hand held model, featuring a 2.5 peak horsepower motor, 2.5 gallon tank, dolly, top carry handle & side tank handles.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: This wet/dry vac includes 1.25" diameter tools: 7-foot hose, 2 extension wands, dual surface nozzle, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, round brush & wall mount bracket. Also converts into a powerful blower.
  • GOT DIRT? Shop-Vac's full line of products includes cordless, rechargeable wet dry vacuums, automotive vacuum systems, air movers, attachments & more. Whatever the job, Shop-Vac has you covered!
  • AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: Shop-Vac offers the most complete line of vacuum cleaners, bags, filters, attachments, kits, & other cleaning tools available for home, industrial, & commercial applications.
  • TOUGH & DEPENDABLE: Shop-Vac Corporation is the recognized world leader in wet/dry vacuum cleaners. Since 1965, we have made innovative, high quality vacuum cleaners, filters, bags, & other accessories.

Features

The 5895200 is a tiny shop vac that packs a powerful punch. For its size, it is highly efficient. It is lightweight at only 12 pounds and easy to handle. This vacuum is ideal for use in both homes and small shops. A bonus is the ability to wall mount the unit, keeping it up and out of the way. This unit comes with several accessories including two extension wands, nozzles for bare and carpeted floors, a crevice tool, gulper nozzle, and several others.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Several attachments

Cons

  • Not suited for large jobs
  • Suction is the least of all on this list
  • There is a risk of clogging

Price $$

Where to Buy

​Shop-Vac 965-06-00


Shop-Vac 1.25 inch Diameter Locking Hose Kit
  • Durable Plastic Tank
  • Side and top carry handles
  • GOT DIRT? Shop-Vac's full line of products includes cordless, rechargeable wet dry vacuums, automotive vacuum systems, air movers, attachments & more. Whatever the job, Shop-Vac has you covered!
  • AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL: Shop-Vac offers the most complete line of vacuum cleaners, bags, filters, attachments, kits, & other cleaning tools available for home, industrial, & commercial applications.
  • TOUGH & DEPENDABLE: Shop-Vac Corporation is the recognized world leader in wet/dry vacuum cleaners. Since 1965, we have made innovative, high quality vacuum cleaners, filters, bags, & other accessories.

Features

The Shop-Vac 965-06-00 is a wet-dry vacuum with a three horsepower motor. It is one of the least powerful shop vacs on our list. That said, it does have one feature we love, a generous 10-foot hose, the longest of any shop vac on our list. It is more adequate at picking up wet debris than dry so we would not recommend it for any heavy duty cleaning. However, it does have a blower function perfect for spraying away loose leaves or sawdust.


This shop vacuum lacks a few things. The tank doesn’t have a drain port for removing vacuumed water. The tank fills up quickly. So, you will find yourself lifting it up and tipping it often during cleanings. Although it has wet and dry filters, it lacks a retainer for the one not in use which is rather inconvenient.

Pros

  • Longer than standard hose
  • Blower function
  • Good for home use

Cons

  • Not suited for suctioning large objects
  • Lower in power
  • No drain port

Price $$

Where to Buy

​Craftsman 12004


Craftsman 6 Gallon 3 Peak Horse Power HP Wet/Dry Vac 12004 Workshop
  • Over 17 Foot Cleaning Reach (7 ft. x 1-7/8-Inch Secure Fit Hose, 10 ft. Cord and Two Extension Wands)
  • Large dust sealed on/off switch for easy control and top carry handle for balance
  • Quickly converts to a blower for yard, patio or shop
  • Durable 6 Gallon polypropylene collection tank
  • Powerful 3 peak HP motor makes very short work of jobs

Features

This is the Craftsman 12004 medium-sized shop vac with mid grade horsepower. Nevertheless, it performs adequately when it comes to picking up both wet and dry messes. Although it only has a three horsepower motor, we found it performed better than the 965. Its tank size is 6 gallons and sufficient for smaller spaces. One of the features we really love is that the seven-foot hose can be extended to a full 17 feet. It also has a cartridge filter ideal for filtering dusty debris.

Pros

  • Extendable hose
  • Easy to move
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Smaller tank.
  • Three horsepower motor
  • No drain port

Price $$

Where to Buy

​Stanley SL18129


Stanley 4 Gallon Wet Dry Vacuum , 4 Peak HP Stainless Steel 3 in 1 Shop Vac Blower with Powerful Suction, Multifunctional Shop Vacuum W/ 4 Horsepower Motor for Job Site,Garage,Basement,Van,Workshop
  • 【LARGER CAPACITY】Stanley SL18129 Wet / Dry Vacuum has a larger capacity over 15 L, makes small clean-up jobs a breeze for you as you don't have to empty the bucket frequently any more
  • 【VERSATILE & POWERFUL】Thanks to the 4 peak HP motor, this vac offers powerful enough suction needed to almost any cleanup jobs in vehicle, jobsite, workshop, garage, basement, van, house, etc
  • 【3 in 1 FUNCTION】With this versatile vac you can vacuum both wet liquid spills and dry debris, dust, saw, dirt or blow leaves to reach areas(use blower port), just organize the hose and power cord on top handle and side wraps after using, conveniently
  • 【FARTHER CLEANUP】With over 15 ft of cleaning reach(5 ft hose, 10 ft power cord and 3 pieces of extension wands) it's easy to do a farther cleanup for you without unplugging the unit, while it has four swivel casters for convenient and easy manoeuvrability
  • 【WHAT YOU GET】Stanley SL18129 Wet / Dry Vac x 1, 1-1/4"x5' super flexible hose x 1,extension wands x 3, floor nozzle x 1,crevice nozzle x 1,foam filter x 1, dust bag x 1, reusable dry filter x 1, 12-Month Warranty

Features

The Stanley SL18129 is relatively strong and portable. It has a smaller tank at 4 gallons, making it lightweight and ideal for vehicle cleanups. A floor nozzle, crevice tool, and car nozzle come standard.

Pros

  • Strong suction
  • Portable
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Shorter hose
  • Short power cord
  • Not suited for big jobs

Price $

Where to Buy

The Verdict


We feel the Ridged WD 1450 is the best shop vac on our list. While each one has its own benefits, the Ridged is powerful and diverse overall. We found it suitable for the most situations and seems the most user-friendly. Since it can go from shop use to home use with ease, without sacrificing efficiency, we crown it number one.

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Best Snow Blower For Your Driveway

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If you live in an area that gets heavy snowfall in the winter, you know how frustrating it is to wake up to find your entire yard, driveway, and the sidewalk covered in a thick layer of snow. Shoveling can take hours and be exhausting work.

In these instances, a snow blower will help you to clear large amounts of snow quickly, easily, and efficiently. There are a lot of snow blowers available on the market, so it can be overwhelming to choose which one is best for you.

In this article, we will answer some commonly asked questions about snow blowers and provide a list of the 10 best snow blowers of 2019.

How We Reviewed the Best Snow Blowers

We compiled this list of best snow blowers after conducting extensive research, tests, and reading countless user reviews. The following snow blowers reviewed based on their features, pros and cons, price, availability, and warranty.

We did our best to include a good range of products so that anyone would be able to find the best snow blower for their personal needs and budgets.

Overall Price Range

Snow blowers can have a price range starting at around $130 to around $1,600. More expensive models tend to be two- or three-stage and may have features such as multiple speeds, fully adjustable chutes, larger clearing paths, electric start capabilities, headlights, and heated handgrips.

Though less expensive models featured on this list may not include these features, we are sure that you will be able to find the best snow blower for your personal situation and finances.

10 Best Snow Blowers For Your Driveway

Features

First on the list of best snow blowers is the Ariens 921046 Deluxe snow blower. With each pass, this two-stage, gas-powered snow blower can clear a 28-inch wide and 21-inch deep pass.

It is self-propelled, requiring much less effort from you to push it and making it easier to manage, and has six different speeds when going forward and two when going in reverse.

This provides the operator with excellent control over the power, speed, and pace of the machine when working and increases efficiency. This snow blower is powered by a powerful 12.5 horsepower, 250cc motor and is gas-powered.

It also includes both electric and pull starters for easy startup. The snow chute is made of steel and is adjustable, allowing the user to control where they would like to blow the snow up to 50 feet in the distance.

It also includes a 205-degree rotating remote chute control that makes it easy to guide the snow to any area of your yard that you wish. This chute also has a deflector, ensuring that the snow only goes where you want it to go.

Finally, it also comes with halogen headlights, ensuring that you'll be able to work even without overhead sunlight.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a three-year warranty.

Pros

  • Wide clearing area
  • Easy portability
  • Total of 8 different speeds
  • Adjustable snow chute with remote control and deflector
  • Halogen headlights
  • Easy assembly

Cons

  • Some controls are not intuitive
  • Expensive

Quality

Our Rating

Features

The Snow Joe iON18SB definitely deserves its place on the list of best snow blowers for this year because of all the features it offers. It is cordless and battery-powered, eliminating the need to worry about cords, gas, or pull starters.

It has a lightweight design, weighing just 32 pounds, and is perfect for clearing residential driveways that are 50 feet or less, decks, and sidewalks. The 18-inch wide, 8-inch path paving capability allows it to remove snow without harming the surface.

This snow blower has a steel auger with two rubber blades that can move up to 495 pounds of snow per minute. The chute rotates 180 degrees, throwing the snow about 20 feet.

It is powered by replaceable 40-volt lithium-ion batteries, giving it roughly 50 minutes of working time with each charge, and has a 500-watt brushless motor. The blower is quiet when operating, making it perfect for small neighborhoods.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a two-year full warranty and a one-year warranty on the battery.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Brushless motor
  • Cordless
  • Quiet
  • Lightweight design

Cons

  • Not made for larger residences
  • Battery drains quickly when blowing heavy, wet snow

Product

Our Rating

Features

The Snow Joe Ultra SJ625E is one of the best snow blowers for jobs in residential areas. This is a corded electric snow blower that has a clearing path of 21 inches wide and 12 inches deep, making it perfect for use on driveways and sidewalks.

It has an easy-to-use electric start and is corded, which eliminates the need for pull starts, refueling, or tune-ups.

It is powered by a powerful 15 amp motor, which allows it to clear up to 800 pounds of snow in one minute, making it truly efficient.

The 180-degree adjustable dispensing chute throws up to 20 feet, allowing you to direct the snow where you would like it to fall. It also comes with 3-watt LED lights, enabling you to work even without overhead sunlight.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a two-year full warranty.

Pros

  • Cheaply priced
  • Electric start
  • LED lights
  • 21-inch clearing width

Cons

  • Not made for larger residential areas
  • May stall or bog down with wet, heavy snow

Product

Our Rating

Features

The Briggs & Stratton 1696619 snow blower is a medium-duty snow blower that is perfect for mid-sized jobs. It has an easy electric start button and a 27-inch wide clearing path.

The clearing path combined with the 20-inch intake height is perfect for removing snow. It also has a friction disc drive that provides 5 forward and 2 reverse speed options, making it truly customizable for any snow removing job.

It is powered by a powerful 2500cc engine with 11.5-foot-pounds of torque, allowing it to power through heavy snow easily.

It has a dispensing chute that rotates 180 degrees, and the chute control is mounted on the dash, making it easy to rotate to dispense snow where you wish.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a three-year engine and equipment warranty.

Pros

  • Easy electric start
  • 3-year warranty
  • 27-inch, 20-inch deep clearing path
  • 7-speed options
  • 180-degree dispensing chute

Cons

  • Assembly can take an hour or more
  • Included bolts can strip

Product

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Features

The Husqvarna ST224 certainly deserves its spot as one of the best snow blowers, running on a two-stage system that allows it to clear snow quickly and efficiently.

It is designed with an easy electric start and is self-propelled with 15-inch friction wheels that increase traction and make moving snow easy. It has a clearing path of 24 inches wide and 12 inches high, making it perfect for heavier jobs.

It is powered by a powerful 208cc engine that allows it to work on heavy snowfall. The snow chute can be rotated 180 degrees and is easily controlled.

What makes this chute stand out is that it can also move up and down, so you have maximum control over where the snow lands.

It also includes heated hand grips to keep your fingers and hands warm during use, adjustable handle height to make it customizable for multiple users, and LED lights for working in the dark.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a one-year warranty.

Pros

  • Two-stage
  • Easy electric start
  • 24-inch by 12-inch clearing path
  • Heated hand grips
  • 180-degreeaLED lights dispensing chute

Cons

  • Only has a 1-year warranty
  • Impeller made of cheap materials and hard to reach

Product

Our Rating

Features

The Troy-Bilt Storm 3090 is truly one of the best snow blowers for large snow removal jobs, with a large clearing path of 30 inches wide and 21 inches deep.

It is two-stage and has large 16-inch tires for traction for large jobs. The remote-controlled snow chute can be rotated 200 degrees and also adjusted up or down, giving you full control over where the snow lands.

This snow blower is powered by a powerful 357cc 4-cycle All-Wheel Drive OHV Electric Start gas engine, giving it plenty of power.

The engine is equipped with Touch 'N Turn Power Steering, providing total force during extreme weather, and the Just One Hand steerable driving system provides easy driving.

The reflective strips and in-dash headlight allow the user to work in low-light conditions. It also comes with heated hand grips for keeping hands warm.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

Pros

  • Large clearing path
  • 16-inch tires
  • 200 degrees remote-control chute
  • Powerful engine
  • In-dash headlight and reflective strips

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some customers experience issues with starting

Product

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Features

If you are concerned about environmental safety, then the GreenWorks Pro 2600402v is one of the best snow blowers you can invest in. It is cordless and operates on a single 80-volt lithium-ion battery that provides up to 45 minutes of working time per charge.

This battery allows you to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to environmental safety. It has a clearing path of 20 inches wide and 10 inches deep, perfect for mid-sized jobs, and features a compact, lightweight foldable design for easy storage and transport.

This snow blower is powerful yet quiet thanks to the brushless motor technology. The electric start also makes startup hassle-free.

It has a hand switch-controlled, 180-degree rotating dispensing chute that shoots up to 20 feet, and the LED lights make it great for low-light use.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a 4-year warranty.

Pros

  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 4-year warranty
  • Foldable design
  • Brushless motor technology
  • Electric start
  • LED lights

Cons

  • Electric start only works with cord
  • Users report motor stalls when encountering snow loads
  • May need to purchase multiple batteries for larger jobs

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Features

The Ariens 921030 is a two-stage, self-propelled snow blower that includes great features. It is designed to function in sub-zero conditions and includes a 120-volt electric start with recoil. It is powered by a powerful 254cc engine that allows it to power through heavy snow loads. 

The large cast iron gear case provides additional power in conditions of extreme snow, and auto-turn steering technology senses a change in direction automatically as you turn and adjusts power to the inside wheel, making turning easier. 

The exclusive Disc-O-Matic Drive System allows you to shift into six forward and two reverse speeds easily.It has a wide clearing path of 28 inches wide and 14 inches deep, perfect for large jobs.

The dispensing chute is rotatable up to 200 degrees and can throw snow from three feet up to 50 feet. The direction and height of the snow stream are controlled by a single lever, and interlocking controls locks both handles, allowing one to be free to operate the chute.

The in-dash remote chute deflector adjusts the discharge chute up and down. Large 16" tires with tread provide excellent traction for larger jobs.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a 3-year warranty.

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • Self-propelled
  • Auto-turn steering technology
  • 7 speeds
  • Wide clearing path
  • Controllable and rotatable chute

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Electric start works only when plugged in

Product

Our Rating

Features

The Toro SnowMaster 724 QXE is a gas-powered snow blower that has a clearing path of 24 inches wide and 18 inches deep, making it perfect for heavy-duty snow removal.

It is powered by a powerful 212cc, 4-cycle engine and includes Toro's Personal Pace self-propel system, which automatically senses and adapts to your walking speed.

The automatic steering allows you to make turns easily. The chute has a throwing distance of up to 40 feet, and the Quick Stick chute control lets you change the chute's angle and direction as you work with one hand.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a three-year limited warranty.

Pros

  • Large clearing path
  • Powerful engine
  • Self-propelled
  • Automatic steering
  • Fully adjustable chute

Cons

  • Relatively expensive
  • Doesn't work well on hard-packed or wet snow
  • Drive lever can be difficult to operate

Product

Our Rating

Features

The TORO 38361 definitely deserves its place on the list of best snow blowers, achieving the spot of number one best seller on Amazon. It has a clearing path of 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep and can clear four inches of snow from a 50 x 20-foot driveway in 20 minutes.

It features a lightweight design, weighing just 12-1/2 pounds, and is made of durable plastic. It is powered by a 7.5 amp motor and the inverted funnel housing and curved rotor remove snow efficiently while reducing clogging.

Warranty

This snow blower comes with a 2-1/2-year warranty.

Pros

  • Cheaply priced
  • Lightweight design
  • Durable

Cons

  • Made for smaller jobs
  • Only 2 1/2-year warranty

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Product FAQ

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What Is a Snow Blower?

A snow blower is a hand-pushed machine that is used to clear away large amounts of snow. They can be used on sidewalks, concrete, driveways, and yards.

How Do Snow Blowers Work?

Snow blowers pick up snow with an auger and dispense it through a chute. An auger is a corkscrew-shaped drill for boring holes. The snow blower's auger is located at the back of the snow blower on the inside.

It will bore holes into the snow, carry it into the machine up to the chute, and then the chute will dispense the snow into a designated area.

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What Are the Different Types of Snow Blowers?

There are several types of snow blowers. They are first classified by stages. A single-stage snow blower has a single auger to move snow. A two-stage snow blower has both an auger and an impeller, a fan that helps collect the snow and move it to the dispenser.

A three-stage snow blower has an auger, an impeller, and an accelerator that helps force snow from the auger to the impeller. This is the most powerful type. Snow blowers can also be gas-powered, battery-powered, or corded-electric powered.

What Features Should a Good Snow Blower Have?

Typically, you want a snow blower to be a two-stage or three-stage for the best performance. Some other features you should pay attention to are the number of speeds, chute controls, clearing path, throwing distance, tire size, and engine power.

A good snow blower will be powerful enough and versatile enough to handle both lighter and heavier jobs and to clear snow far enough that you don't have to shovel after you've used it.

The Verdict: The Best Snow Blower

After reviewing all the top ten snow blowers, we choose the Briggs & Stratton 1696619 as the best snow blower. It has a powerful engine, offers 7 speeds, features an easy electric start, a large clearing path, and an adjustable dispensing chute.

Though it can take a while to assemble, the excellent features and relatively affordable price make it worth the investment if you're looking for a great snow blower.

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Best Snow Shovels – Top 10 Revealed

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​Whether you live in a cold or a temperate climate, it's essential to have the right tools to get by. But anyone who lives in an especially snowy area understands the importance of a high-quality snow shovel. Few things are more frustrating to wake up to than to find your car and driveway covered in snow when you're in a hurry. How are you going to clear away the snow that has filled your driveway?

​A good, high-quality snow shovel is a must-have, and it doesn't need to be complex or difficult to use. The best snow shovel needs to be strong, durable, and long-lasting. While there are many options available on the market, only a few of them can be the best. We have reviewed some of the best snow shovel brands to look out for.

Product FAQ

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​What Is a Snow Shovel?

​Are There Different Types of Snow Shovels?

​​What Distinguishes the Best Snow Shovels from the Rest?

​How Much Does a Snow Shovel Cost?

How We Reviewed

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Finding the best snow shovel brand is not an easy task; the market is flooded with a wide variety of snow shovels, and this means more consideration when deciding what shovel brand to purchase. We based our research on different parameters that would influence one's choice of a snow shovel, such as the warranty information, where to buy it, price range, and the specific features of each brand. This authoritative list and review of snow shovel brands will not only give you an overview of the options available, but also help you land the best snow shovel that will get the work done.

Overall Price Range

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The higher the price for a snow shovel, the more features you can expect it has. Usually, more expensive shovels are highly durable to deal with snow mounts. However, it is advisable to compare different brands to make sure you are getting the best product in the market.

What We Reviewed

​​​​The following is the list of the ten best snow shovel brands we reviewed. A detailed discussion of each brand is available below.

  • ​Mallory 222-E Telescopic Emergency Shovel with Foam Grip
  • ​Pinty 26" - 32" Aluminum Lightweight Utility Shovel
  • ​The Ames Companies, Inc 1625300 True Temper SnoBoss
  • ​Suncast SCF2950 20-Inch Snow Shovel/Pusher Combo
  • ​Garant YPM18FKDU Poly Blade Snow Mountain Mover
  • ​MD Sales Force Premium Snow Shovel
  • ​Lifeline 4004 One Size Aluminum Sport Utility
  • ​Ohuhu Adjustable Wheeled Snow Shovel Pusher
  • ​ORIENTOOLS Heavy Duty Snow Shovel
  • ​Snow Joe SJ-SHLV01-RED Shovelution
Mallory 222-E Telescopic Emergency Shovel with Foam Grip (Colors may vary)
  • Extends from 30 inches to 40 inches
  • Heavy duty scoop
  • Durable one piece handle
  • Highest quality and most economical price
  • Colors may vary

Features

The best snow shovel brands are ergonomic, and the Mallory 222-E is no exception. It's designed with a heavy-duty scoop, making it suitable for emergency snow removal. Its design allows this snow shovel to extend up to 40 inches whenever needed, which helps it easily clear large tracks of snow effortlessly. In addition, the Mallory 222-E comes with a one-piece handle that makes it highly practical.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

Pinty 26-32 Inch Aluminum Lightweight Utility Shovel Adjustable and Collapsible Winter Snow Shovels for Car Camping Garden (Red)
  • PREMIUM MATERIALS: Built with high-quality aluminum and made to last with superior performance in rust-resistance & anti-deformation, ideal for digging out a car, truck, SUV, recreational vehicle, or snowmobile etc.
  • ADJUSTABLE & COMFORTABLE DESIGN: The ergonomically designed shovelhead measuring at 11" x 8" ensures a larger digging volume while the adjustable handle can be modified to lengths between 26" and 32" to accommodate a variety of users!
  • SIMPLE ASSEMBLY: 3-piece construction for easy assembly and disassembly, ready to use in less than 5 minutes!
  • COMPACT & LIGHTWEIGHT: Our snow shovel can be retracted to 26" x 8" and is incredibly light weighing only 1.8lbs, so you can take this with you anywhere and store it easily on the go!
  • FOR ADVENTURE & EMERGENCY SITUATIONS: Whether you are embarking on a wilderness adventure or preparing for emergency situations, make sure you're ready for anything with this Snow Shovel!

Features

The Pinty 26 Aluminum shovel is best suited for areas prone to heavy snowfall. With a practical and ergonomic design, this shovel ensures that you can shovel more snow effortlessly and without strain. It can be adjusted within a range of 26 and 32 inches to make the Pinty shovel suitable for clearing driveways fast.

Its three-piece construction makes storage easy and convenient, even in the trunk of your car. Made from aluminum, the Pinty 26 is durable even when exposed at the harshest weather elements. The shovel comes with a large shovelhead to accommodate large volumes of snow.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

Features

​The Ames model of shovels features a built-to-last design made from high-quality resin. Its 26-inch high-capacity blade makes it easy and convenient to clear large volumes of snow at once. The strip included at the end of the blade helps prevent wear and tear, while ensuring quick and efficient snow removal.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

Suncast SCF2950 20-Inch Snow Shovel/Pusher Combo with Fiberglass D-Grip Handle And Wear Strip
  • Fiber Core handle
  • Galvanized Steel Wear Strip
  • Oversized Cushioned Grip
  • Blade 20" x 13", Length 51"

Features

The Suncast SCF2950 serves as both a shovel and a pusher, a versatile tool ideal for all-purpose snow removal. It features a 20-inch wide blade, which is strong enough to work even in the harsh weather conditions. Its design includes a slightly curved surface to make cutting through snow, pushing, and lifting easy and without strain.

In addition, Suncast's blade includes a steel edge slip that ensures the shovel remains protected against wear and tear. Its D-handle makes controlling the shovel effortlessly easy. Its design is also lightweight, making it the ideal choice for areas prone to receiving relatively heavy snowfall.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

Features

​If you are looking for the best snow shovel in terms of practicality and ingenuity, then consider the Garant YPM18FKDU Poly Blade Snow Mountain Mover. Its L-shaped design makes it easy to use in clearing heavy snowfalls. It features a strip made from galvanized steel that not only protects it from wear and tear, but also ensures maximum efficiency.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

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MD Sales Force Premium Snow Shovel, Wheeled Snow Pusher, Durable Wheeled Snow Pusher - Time and Energy Saving Snow Removal Tool
  • ADJUSTABLE SHOVELING ANGLE: The large concave blade is adjustable up to 45 degrees bi-laterally, which clears away snow faster and more efficiently than traditional snow shovels.
  • HEAVY-DUTY STRUCTURE: Made of full metal with a durable black paint overcoat that removes snow faster and more efficient than plastic shovels. This snow pusher is extremely durable and made to last season after season.
  • ADJUSTABLE HANDLES: The T-shape handle has an adjustable height from 6.9-40.9inches/17.5-104cm, allowing you to stand upright while shoveling without bending or straining, and avoid the pesky backaches that come with clearing the driveway
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND STORAGE: Assemble this wheeled snow pusher in minutes! Collapsible for easy storage when not in use. For optimal performance year after year make sure to dry after use.
  • TIME AND EFFORT SAVING: Let the MD Sales Force Wheeled Snow Plow do the work for you this season.

Features

Clearing snow is a time-intensive and tedious process, but it doesn't have to be that way if you have the best snow shovel. The MD Sales Force is considered the best snow shovel when it comes to spending less time and effort clearing snow. It includes two large wheels to help you move the shovel with ease. In addition, it features a strong, durable blade for ease of shoveling, even through densely packed snow.

The MD Sales Force Premium Snow Shovel is considerably different from any other shovel in the market. It includes an adjustable arm that resolves issues with bending and heavy lifting. The wheeled pusher makes the shoveling process effortless and efficient. The snow shovel comes with a collapsible design for easy transportation and storage.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

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Lifeline 4004 Red One Size Aluminum Sport Utility, 3 Piece Collapsible Design, Perfect Snow Shovel for Car, Camping and Other Outdoor Activities
  • ALUMINUM COLLAPSIBLE SHOVEL:  Our collapsible aluminum shovel is the ideal snow shovel for your car, SUV, RV, or snowmobile, and this lightweight snow shovel breaks down into three pieces for easy storage and is the ideal car safety accessory to go along with your road emergency kit.
  • MULTI PURPOSE SHOVEL:  The compact size and light weight of this aluminum sport utility shovel makes it the ideal camping shovel or backpacking shovel, and should be on everyone's list of essential backpacking or camping accessories, as the applications are endless.
  • WINTER PREPARATION:  Weather can be unpredictable, and everyone has ice scrapers and snow brushes in their cars, don't be caught unprepared for when you might need to dig out your car after that winter snow storm, add a Lifeline Aluminum Shovel to your list of winter weather driving preparation accessories.
  • PERFECT SIZE AND WEIGHT:  Our shovel adjust from 26" to 32" to give you the best leverage when using our metal shovel depending on your needs.  Weight just 1.6 pounds, makes our sport shovel easy to use for all, regardless of size and strength, and easily packs away when not needed.
  • QUALITY PRODUCTS:  Unlike other knock off brands, when you buy Lifeline product you know you are getting quality.  As an ISO certified company, all of our products undergo stringent quality control processes, and this shovel is no exception.  Don't take a chance on cheaper alternatives that cut corners and may fail you when you need them most.

Features

The Lifeline 4004 One Size Aluminum Sport Utility is a durable snow shovel ideal for use in extreme weather conditions. Lifeline 4004 is one of the best snow shovel brands in its ability to clear a high volume of snow in less time. The blade and the handle are designed for the user's convenience, and allows you to break the snow shovel down into three pieces for easy storage and transportation.

Made from high-quality aluminum and a lightweight design, this long-lasting shovel offers you more value for your money. The shovel's durability includes a coating of powder that protects the shovel from harsh weather.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

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Ohuhu Adjustable Wheeled Snow Shovel Pusher, Rolling Snow Plow Shovels Snow Removal Tool
  • ADJUSTABLE SHOVELING ANGLE: The large concave blade can be adjusted 45 degrees bi-laterally, which clears away snow 4 times faster than traditional snow shovels, so you can plow through the snow in a snap
  • ADJUSTABLE HANDLES: The T-shape handle has an adjustable height from 6.9-40.9inches/17.5-104cm, allowing you to stand upright while shoveling without bending or straining, and avoid the pesky backaches that come with clearing the driveway
  • 2 EXTRA-LARGE WHEELS: The commercial grade wheels are designed to clear the snow on uneven or slippery roads effortlessly by simply pushing the pusher forward
  • EASY INSTALLATION AND STORAGE: Assemble this snow plower in minutes! Collapsible for easy storage when winter is coming to a close and the sun starts peeking in. Be sure to wipe it dry before storing it till the next snow fall!
  • HEAVY-DUTY STRUCTURE: Made of full metal with a beautiful orange paint overcoat that slices snow way better than plastic shovels, and with an improved fix adjustor, this snow pusher doesn't break easily and is extremely durable

Features

If you are looking for the best snow shovel for shoveling fast, then look no further than the Ohuhu Adjustable Wheeled Snow Shovel Pusher. It differs from most traditional snow shovels thanks to its adjustable shovelhead and two wheels that help do away with the need to lift and bend as often. The shovel's surface has rounded grooves for directing the snow outwards as well as ensuring large areas are cleared at once. This shovel also comes in a foldable design that makes it easy to store and transport.

The Ohuhu Adjustable Shovel is quiet when in operation and has outstanding shoveling abilities. Its handle is T-shaped and has an adjustable height for additional convenience. With the commercial grade wheels, you do not have to worry that the shovel will slide when in use as it moves effortlessly on uneven roads. This snow shovel is made even more durable from heavy-duty metallic materials in its design.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

ORIENTOOLS Heavy Duty Snow Shovel, Rolling Adjustable Snow Pusher with 6" Wheels, Efficient Snow Plow Suitable for Driveway or Pavement Clearing (25" Blade)
  • Snow Pusher Purpose: Heavy duty snow pusher, efficient, clears away snow up to 5" deep in one pass, ideal for clearing your driveway, path or pavement etc.
  • User-friendly: offers you a comfy hand grip with padded handle, so you can stand upright while shoveling without bending or straining.
  • Easy installation: The snow shovel parts can be easily installed and we have detailed instruction for your reference, you can disassemble it quickly and put in your garage which occupies small space.
  • Extremely durable: The wheel is made of rubber, which is anti-slip and can be used for a long time. The high-impact polypropylene shovel with steel alloy cutting edge can effectively clear away a layer of snow up to 5" deep in a single pass.
  • More Flexibility: This rolling snow pusher can be easily adjusted from 45" to 50" for getting the perfect length and you only need to push the snow instead of shoveling snow which is time saving and will takes the stress off your back.

Features

Shoveling snow is a tiresome process that involves bending and lifting and can strain your body. The ergonomic design of the ORIENTOOLS Heavy Duty Snow Shovel can help reduce the strain and make shoveling snow easier and more efficient. The shovel is designed using high-impact polypropylene material, making it long-lasting and able to withstand harsh weather elements. The ORIENTOOLS Heavy Duty Snow Shovel features a height of 13 inches and a base of 25 inches for optimum pushing capacity, and comes with a concave-angled design that allows you to clear up to 5 inches of snow layers in one go, which can save both time and energy.

Its handle can be adjusted to up to 51 inches, making it easy to customize to your needs. In addition, the shovel includes 6-inch wheels, which can reduce the strain on your arms and back when shoveling snow.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

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Snow Joe SJ-SHLV01-RED Shovelution Strain-Reducing Snow Shovel | 18-Inch | Spring Assisted Handle (Red)
  • Shovel: made of a durable, impact-resistant blade
  • Handle - the spring-assist handle acts as a fulcrum - changes mechanics of shoveling, reduces strain
  • Easy to use: gives lifting leverage to the lower hand to lift greater loads with ease
  • Ergonomic - design improves posture, reduces the need to bend
  • We've got you covered!: your new shovel is backed by the Snow Joe + sun Joe customer promise. We will warrant New products for two years from the date of purchase. No questions asked. Contact Snow Joe + sun Joe customer support at 1-866-766-9563 for further assistance.

Features

The Snow Joe SJ-SHLV01 features a wheeled design for easily removing snow from around your home and along the driveways. The shovel uses a rechargeable lithium battery that you can recharge again and again. The battery provides the shovel an extended run-time compared to other models on the market. This snow shovel has zero carbon emission, is relatively quiet, and prevents air pollution, which makes it an environmentally and family-friendly option.

Because it uses a rechargeable battery as compared to other electric snow shovels, you can operate the shovel without worrying about tangled cords or power outages. The Snow Joe shovel features a 500 watts brushless motor that boosts the efficiency of both the battery and the shovel. Other outstanding features of this snow shovel include a back-saving handle, compact and lightweight design, and a two-blade paddle auger for throwing snow up to as far as 25 feet away.

  • ​WHERE TO BUY

Amazon

The Verdict

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If you are searching for the best snow shovel that will help you clear snow during winter or any other cold days, then you should consider any of the brands listed above. While all the products serve the same purpose, the unique features of each account for the difference in their efficiency and their suitability to your personal needs.

Every snowfall differs from the next, from light to heavy and everywhere in between, often without warning. The snow shovel that works best for one day may not be the best for another day. When planning to purchase a snow shovel, it's imperative to do as much research as possible to ensure that you choose the best. Compare different snow shovel brands to find the one that meets your specific needs in terms of efficiency, comfort, durability, stability, and perhaps affordability, and you'll walk away knowing you purchased the best snow shovel for you.

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10 Best Screwdriver Set Of 2019

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In construction or DIY homemaking, having proper tools makes jobs efficient and fast. A screwdriver is one of the most important basic tools in any toolkit. There are many kinds and sizes of nails, so it’s most beneficial to have a good screwdriver set to meet any need that may arise. But there are many available on the market, and that can make finding the best screwdriver set a hard choice.

That is why we have created this article that compiles a list of the ten best screwdriver sets out on the market this year. We have also provided a short buying guide to answer some common questions regarding screwdrivers and what you should look for in a good screwdriver set. In this way, you can make an easier, informed decision before purchasing.

Screwdriver Set Buying Guide

1. What Is a Screwdriver?

A screwdriver is a handheld tool that is used to drive nails into a material or remove nails from a material manually. It consists of a handle, typically made of rubber, plastic, or some other harder material, and a straight metal shank. What differentiates each screwdriver is the shape of the head at the tip of the shank.

2. What Are the Types of Screwdrivers?

There are 14 main types of screwdrivers. What differentiates each screwdriver is the shape of the head at the tip of the shank.

The most commonly known is the slotted screwdriver, which is also known as a flat head, flat blade, or straight screwdriver. It has a chisel-shaped blade that spans the width of a screw’s head. Phillips head, also known as cross head, screwdrivers are another common screwdriver with an angled head resembling a plus sign.

Torx drivers are also known as star drivers because of the rounded off star shape on the end of the head. Hex drivers, also known as Allen wrenches, resemble a small hexagonal shape bent into an L-shape without a head. The Robertson driver, or square head driver, have a square head on the tip.

Some less commonly known screwdrivers include the clutch head, the Frearson, the hex socket, and the Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS). Others include the Pozidrive, the spanner, the Tri-angle, the Tri-point, and the Tri-wing.

3. What Features Do I Look for In the Best Screwdriver Set?

When choosing a screwdriver set, you want to pay attention to the size of the kit, making sure that you have a good amount of pieces without compromising quality. Choose a handle with a good grip, rubber is the best, and a balanced, ergonomic design.

Try to get a set that has drivers with reinforced tips to protect against corrosion, such as diamond tips. Finally, it is best to get a set that comes with a storage box or folding bag included to make storage and transport easy.

How We Reviewed

We came up with this list of the best screwdriver sets after researching all the types and brands of screwdrivers, as well as reading countless positive and negative user reviews. After researching, we reviewed each set based on its features, pros and cons, price, and where it could be bought.

By comparing each set across these four categories, we could narrow down our list to the following top ten screwdriver sets, providing you with as accurate of a list as possible.

Overall Price Range

In general, screwdriver sets cost anywhere from around $10 to around $140. Some features included in higher-priced sets include more drivers, better materials, diamond coating, accessories, and more. We made sure to include a good range of prices so that anyone can find the best screwdriver set for their personal budget limitations.

What We Reviewed

Craftsman 9-31794 Slotted Phillips Screwdriver Set

Craftsman 9-31794 Slotted Phillips Screwdriver Set, 17 Piece
  • Includes 9 slotted screwdrivers: 3/32" x 1 1/2", 1/8" x 2", 1/8" x 4", 3/16" x 1 1/2", 3/16" x 4", 3/16" x 6", 3/16" x 9", 1/4" x 4", 1/4" x 6"
  • Includes 7 Philips screwdrivers: #0 x 1 1/2", #0 x 2 1/2", #1 x 1 1/2", #1 x 3", #2 x 4", #2 x 6", #2 x 8"
  • Includes 4 in 1 pocket keychain

Features

The first of the best screwdriver sets on the list is the Craftsman 9-31794 Slotted Phillips Screwdriver Set, which includes 9 slotted drivers and 7 Phillips drivers for a total of 16 screwdrivers. The drivers feature durable butyrate handles and a balanced design to reduce wrist strain.

Each blade is also heat-treated and attached directly to the handle, providing rust protection and a great fit for holding. The kit comes with a 4-in-1 pocket keychain and a lifetime warranty.

Pros

  • Durable butyrate handles
  • Balanced, sturdy design
  • Heat-treated blades
  • Comes with keychain
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Affordable

Cons

  • No storage box
  • Only includes two types of drivers
  • Best for smaller jobs

TEKTON 2987 Precision Screwdriver Set

TEKTON 2987 Precision Screwdriver Set, 16-Piece
  • Hardened carbon steel shafts with black oxide finish
  • Chrome plated alloy steel handles with non-slip knurled grips
  • Free-turning end cap allows constant finger pressure while driving
  • Hex and nut drivers with hole in handle for lever bar-assisted torque
  • Set Includes: 6-pc. Flat: 1, 1.4, 2, 2.4, 3, 3.8 mm, 4-pc. Phillips: #0-2, #0, #1-2, #1-1, 3-pc. Hex: 1.5, 2, 2.5 mm, 3-pc. Nut Drivers: 3, 4, 5 mm, 1-pc. Organizer Case

Features

The TEKTON 2987 Precision Screwdriver Set has 6 flathead drivers, 4 Phillips drivers, 3 hex drivers, and 3 nut drivers for a total of 16 pieces. If you’re looking for a durable yet affordable set, this is one of the best screwdriver sets you can purchase. The shafts are made of hardened carbon steel and have a black oxide finish, while the alloy steel handles are plated with chrome and feature non-slip knurled grips.

There’s a free-turning end cap that allows you to apply constant finger pressure while driving, and the nut and hex drivers have a hole in their handle for lever-bar assisted torque. The set comes with an organizer case.

Pros

  • Very durable construction
  • Good variety of drivers
  • Free-turning end cap
  • Comes with organizer case
  • Cheap

Cons

  • Case cracks easily
  • Some users complain about the quality of certain drivers

Williams 100P-19MD Premium Mixed Screwdriver Set

Williams 100P-19MD Premium Mixed Screwdriver Set, 19-Piece
  • Set contains a comprehensive assortment of screwdrivers to get the job done
  • Williams comfort grip handle with thumb stop allows for added turning power without discomfort of slippage
  • Bahco's three component ergonomically designed handle provides comfort and maximum grip even with oily hands

Features

The Williams 100P-19MD Premium Mixed Screwdriver Set comes with a total of 19 assorted pieces of Phillips and flathead drivers. The handles have an ergonomic design to reduce wrist strain and have a good grip so they won’t slip even if your hands are oily. 

The added thumb stop on the handle allows you to apply more torque while keeping a balanced feel. The blades on the drivers are long, allowing you to get to hard-to-reach places. Each component of the driver handles are securely fastened together and the set comes with a pouch.

Pros

  • Sturdy, ergonomic design
  • Allows you to apply great torque
  • Good grip
  • Comes with a pouch

Cons

  • Some blades are not centered on the drivers
  • Expensive

Stanley 66-039 6-Piece Jewelers Precision Screwdriver Set

Stanley 66-039 6-Piece Jewelers Precision Screwdriver Set
  • Swivel-head handles provide precision and reach
  • Hardened and tempered steel blades
  • Bright, plated shafts are fluted for a steady, solid grip
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Plastic storage case included

Features

If budget is your main concern, then the Stanley 66-039 6-Piece Jewelers Precision Screwdriver Set may be the best screwdriver set for you. It comes with two Philips drivers and four slotted drivers. The drivers have hardened, tempered steel blades that are corrosion resistant and knurled, swivel-head handles for reach and precision. 

The plated shafts are fluted to provide a solid, steady grip. The set comes with a plastic storage case and a limited lifetime warranty.

Pros

  • Cheaply priced
  • Corrosion-resistant blades
  • Good grip
  • Comes with plastic storage case
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Too big to be used for jewelry as description says
  • Hinge on the plastic case is prone to breaking

Screwdriver Set 43 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Kit JAKEMY Magnetic

Jakemy 39 in 1 Screwdriver Set Precision Repair Tool Kit with 36 Magnetic Driver Bits Screwdriver Kit for iphone 11/X/8/7 Plus Cell Phone Macbook Laptop PC Black
  • 🎁43 in 1 repair kits including 36 types of screwdriver bits which are suitable for Smartphone & PC and other tiny electronics. All the bits are magnetic, stably connect with the handle and easy to pick up screws and prevent screws from losing. Made of chrome-vanadium steel, srtong hardness, durable and precise.
  • 36 sturdy screwdriver bits: Torx(2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), Pentalobe(star)(0.8,1.2,1.5), slotted(1.0,1.5,2.0,2.5,3.03.5,4.0), Hex(0.9,1.3,1.5,2.0,2.5,3.0,3.5), Phillips(1.0,1.5,2.0,2.5,3.5), Mainboard Phillips(1.5), Tri-wing(0.8,2.0), U-shaped(2.6), Triangle(2.0)
  • Non-slip handle for great comfort and precision. The 100mm extra extension bar to lengthen the handle, help you reach narrow places. Light weight:8.8 ounce. Small size case can be put in your pocket, bag. The OPEN button enables you to easily open the case.
  • Wide variety: Reparing or opening iPhone 6/7/8/8 Plus/Xs/XR, Android Smartphone(Samsung, Sony, HUAWEI, LG, Motorola, Google, HTC) iPad, PC, Laptops, Electronics, Jewelers, Eye Glasses, Watches, Kid Toys, Home Appliances(such as Dyson, iRobot or Eureka's vacuum cleaner, Air Purifier and so on) and Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox or Gaming Controller.
  • Warranty: All repair tools have 1 year warranty, 100% satisfaction and returns guaranteed

Features

If you’re seeking a lot of drivers for a low price, the 43 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Kit JAKEMY may be the best screwdriver set for you. It has 9 Torx bits, 3 star bits, 6 slotted bits, 7 hex bits, 5 Phillips bits, and one each of the Mainboard Phillips, tri-wing, u-shaped, and triangle bits for a total of 36 bits. The bits are magnetic to connect with the single large handle provided. The kit also comes with a 100mm extension bar, a 3-pick opener, and a nape