In this guide we’ll look at the best electrician screwdriver sets.
We’ve compared included screwdrivers, weight, magnetic feature and cost
to give you our top recommendations.
What Is The Best Electrician Screwdriver Set?
More Detailed Electrician Screwdriver Set Reviews
Silverline 918535 11-Piece Insulated Soft-Grip Screwdriver Set Review
Any keen DIYer or professional tradesperson in the UK will know Silverline. The 918535 Silverline screwdriver kit is the best VDE torque screwdriver set that they make, with comfortable soft-grip polypropylene handles that help to multiply force on stubborn screws.
The plastic case is large and sturdy, and more like a briefcase than a pouch to fit in your pocket. We think this is the best screwdriver set for electricians working in one place rather than trying to take them all your screwdrivers with you at once.
We like the full range of flat and cross heads available and they should fit most of the screw heads you’ll encounter.
Draper 5721 VDE Interchangeable Insulated Blade Screwdrivers Set Review
Draper are another well-known tool brand in the UK, and their distinctive Draper VDE screwdriver set is lightweight and ready to go. The belt-mounted carry roll is made from tough nylon and should keep everything tight and secure for a long time.
The electrical screwdriver shanks are made from hardened, tempered and blacked steel, which makes them strong, durable and weather resistant. The range of bits cover the most popular plain slot, cross slot and PZ screws you’ll come across as well.
Our favourite feature of this Draper screwdriver set has to be the interchangeable handles. We love the fact you can swap between the high torque large handle and the fine adjustment handle with the free-spinning head.
The ability to easily change screwdriver heads means that with these VDE screwdrivers you have one of the best electrician screwdrivers available at your fingertips.
Stanley 562573 FatMax 10 Piece Insulated Screwdriver Set Review
The Stanley FATMAX range is familiar to professionals and DIYers alike, and their oversized grips and clever features are popular and famously easy to hold. Their Stanley insulated screwdriver set is a great addition to any decent tool kit.
The handles, as expected, are oversized and really comfortable. Their increased diameter helps to increase the torque you can apply to stubborn screws, and should be a lot harder to drop.
The feature we like the most with this electrical screwdriver set is the detailed bit description printed on to the side of the handle. Being able to quickly see what screwdriver you’re reaching for makes this one of the best screwdriver sets for electricians on the go.
The screwdrivers in this VDE screwdriver set are tested up to 10,000 Volts, and are guaranteed up to 1,000 Volts, so personal safety is clearly a number one priority in this handy Stanley insulated screwdriver set. The only thing missing is a carry case.
JKR Tools VDE Electrician Screwdrivers Set Review
JKR Tools specialise in insulated screwdrivers for electricians, so we expected a lot when we tested their VDE electrician screwdriver set. The electrical screwdrivers come in a tough plastic case, that although it doesn’t have a handle or belt clip, should keep the screwdrivers organised.
As you would expect from the best VDE screwdrivers, the chrome vanadium plated steel bits fit snugly into screw heads, and the fully insulated shanks are guaranteed up to 1,000 Volts. The range of bits is good as well, with four flat heads and three cross heads that cover the most common screw types.
We liked the CE voltage tester included in the JKR Tools insulated screwdriver set as well.
Wera Kraftform Kompakt 17 Piece Interchangeable Screwdriver Set Review
Wera are essentially the world-reknown go-to brand for screwdrivers and with this Wera Screwdriver Set they are no different.
Their distinctive style of handles is instantly recognisable, and offers the patented Kraftform bi-material grip that is wonderfully non-slip and easy to turn. The range of fully-insulated shanks included in this Wera Screwdriver Set is wide enough to cover pretty much all tasks, with a good set of Torx drivers included.
An excellent carry case comes with this Wera VDE screwdriver set. It holds all the electrical screwdrivers safely, allows easy access and can be fitted to any belt.
Our favourite feature, that sets this Wera Screwdriver Set apart and really makes this the best VDE screwdriver set on the list is the spare handle. Simply put, you can have two different bits ready to go at any time without having to change the shank.
Electrician Screwdriver Set Buyer’s Guide
Screwdrivers are tools found in every workshop, garage and kitchen drawer. But, if you’re working on electrical equipment, you’ll need specialist screwdrivers that are insulated against dangerous live currents.
The best electrician screwdriver sets need to protect the user from electric shocks whilst being strong enough to tackle stubborn screws. Non-conductive plastics are used to insulate the user from any live current that might pass through the metal shank. This insulation process has to be certified to a standard known as VDE (see below), and all electrician screwdrivers have to conform to safety standards as set out by DIN ISO 2380/8764, which means they are guaranteed up to 100 Volts protection.
What does VDE mean?
The term VDE stands for Verband der Elektrotechnik, a German testing company that tests and certifies electrical equipment. All electrician screwdriver sets will have been tested to their standards, so you can guarantee VDE screwdrivers will keep you safe from shocks.
We put five VDE screwdriver sets through their paces and eventually chose the outstanding Wera Kraftform VDE screwdriver set as the best electrician screwdriver set as it contains the largest number of top-quality insulated screwdrivers. This comprehensive VDE screwdriver set can also be rolled up and attached to a belt, a really handy feature for professional electricians as well as keen DIYers.