19 Piece Interchangeable VDE Torque Screwdriver Set – Professional Electrician Review


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The March issue of Professional Electrician magazine published a review of our Expert Ergo Plus 19 Piece Interchangeable VDE Torque Screwdriver Set highlighting the range of bits, comfort and ease of use.

Let’s Torque

Gary Fisher ‘talks the torque’ as he tries out the Expert Ergo Plus 19-Piece Interchangeable VDE Torque Screwdriver Set from Draper Tools

We electricians are definitely not short on choice when it comes to VDE screwdriver sets. While a kit from a good manufacturer should provide a professional with the basic screwdriving tools they would need on the average job, this bumper, 19-piece set from Draper will cover pretty much every application you could come across.


Each set contains a torque screwdriver, calibration certificate, 16 interchangeable blades, an insulated holder driver, and precision insulated holder driver and a storage pouch to keep it all neatly packed together.

Designed for professionals, the set includes blades for almost all types of applications, varying in sizes for both pozi and flat head types as well as star heads, which are particularly handy when connecting up cooker appliances.

The handles themselves are very comfortable to hold and don’t hurt your palms after continued use like some other drivers I’ve used in the past. With the comfort covered, Draper has also priortised safety. The torque driver is fully insulated, tested for use on circuits up to 1000V AC, and 15000V DC. What’s more, each screwdriver is tested to VDE standard.

I find this set particularly handy when making an estimate. I can quickly take off a switch to see any issues so I know what to cost for, without scrambling for the right screwdriver. The set is also useful when undertaking a periodic electrical test; you can just attach the pouch to your belt and have access to all the drivers quickly when you need them.

Overall a very worthwhile set of screwdrivers. You get everything you need in one neat pouch and the torque driver is as reliable as you need it to be. A great option if you want to upgrade your current kit or a perfect starter set for an apprentice.

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Verdict

Pros

  • All the bits you require in one set.
  • Torque screwdriver in set.
  • Easy to carry in pouch.
  • Interchangeable bits.

Cons

  • If you already have a selection of screwdrivers, would you want to buy the whole set?

– Gary Fisher. Professional Electrician, March 2016.

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