MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Eklind 6-Blade Screwdriver

by Steve Johnson

As seen in MAKE 06 Toolbox


Tool photo.

While it looks like something you would put in your glove box and forget, I've kept my original Eklind 6-blade Screwdriver in my pants pocket for over 15 years and have used it almost every day since. I've adjusted headlights on a dark road with the T-15 torx, cracked thousands of computer cases with the #1 Phillips, fixed eyeglasses with the small slot, and mounted routers using the awl to drill starter holes in mounting boards. While it doesn't have pliers like some wannabe geek tools, it is far superior in terms of weight, choice of blades, and feel in your hand.