I am writing this Williams WRS-1 Magnetic Ratcheting Screwdriver Review based upon this one I got as a gift on Christmas of 2014. I have had many chances to put it through it’s paces since then working on my ’03 Suzuki Katana and ’97 GMC K1500, and I feel I am now able to publish a comprehensive review.
First off, there is no comparison between this Ratcheting Screwdriver and the ones commonly found in cheap sets at big box stores. The screwdriver comes with 5 bits; 2 slotted, 2 Phillips, and 1 Torx. They are stored in the handle, and have a Snap-On “S” logo. Yes, they are Snap-On Bits. For those who are not aware, the Williams Tool Company is a division of Snap-On. Williams is their industrial tool line, and the quality is on par with Snap-On at a fraction of the price.
The ratcheting action on this screwdriver is smooth in both directions, and the middle “lock” setting is strong, never slipping even under large amounts of torque. The stainless steel shank is satin finished, and is not likely to ever wear out. Since it is solid stainless and not chrome plated, it is not prone to chipping, flaking, or other aesthetic issues even under heavy use.
All in all, if you are considering buying your first ratcheting screwdriver, or you are currently using a cheapie bought at a big box store, I say pick up one of these today! You won’t regret it!