Wheeler's Complete Screwdriver Guide

with Emily Stuchell

Not sure what screwdriver set to add to your bench? Our comprehensive guide gives you the specs on some of our most popular sets.

There are so many different screwdrivers on the market to choose from that it can be a little overwhelming. How is the 89 piece different from the 72? What bits are best for my specific gunsmithing project? Having the right screwdriver for the job is extremely important. If you use the wrong bits you can end up damaging your firearm, so you always want to make sure your screwdriver kit has everything that you need for your firearms.

The 43 Piece

The Wheeler 43 Piece Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set is the perfect size for traveling to your next competition or just throwing in your bag for a day on the range. It includes all the most basic bits you’ll need for general gunsmithing jobs and is perfect for disassembling your firearm on the range for cleaning. The 43 piece really is the perfect set to throw in your bag and go, knowing you have all your essentials at the ready.

The 55 Piece

The Wheeler 55 Piece SAE/Metric Hex and Torx Screwdriver Set is a great set for gunsmiths who are working on both classic and modern firearms. While it does include a larger handle with your most common bits there is also a smaller, more precise handle with smaller bits for more precise screws commonly found in most modern firearms. The smaller bits in this set are perfect not just for ARs but also for adjusting sights and lasers on your firearms.

The 72 Piece

For the gunsmithing hobbyist that needs all the important bits the Wheeler 72 Piece Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set is the perfect solution. This set includes a full set of Phillips, Allen, and Torx bits to cover every job from adjusting scope rings to butt pads. The additional bits in this kit that set it apart from others is the large selection of “specialty bits” that are great for installing scope bases and providing a small pin punch when you need it most.

The 89 Piece

If you’re the gunsmith that is always prepared no matter what the job then this is the set for you. Designed by professional gunsmiths to be the complete screwdriver kit for any firearm, the Wheeler 89 Piece Professional Gunsmithing Screwdriver Set has every bit you could ever need. You’ll find that oftentimes there are specific bits needed for specific manufacturers and models. Yeah, this set has those too. From the Mauser Stock Bolt Bit to the Leupold Windage Screw Bit, this set has every specific firearm tool you would ever have to use. Honestly, we tried to come up with what this set was missing, and we couldn’t.

The Precision Micro

The Wheeler Precision Micro Screwdriver Set is the perfect small set of precision screwdrivers for adjusting lasers, sights, eyeglasses, and even your most delicate triggers. Another conveniently small case, this set fits in any range bag without taking up too much space or weighing you down. Plus, the smaller bits are good for smaller pieces of your more modern firearms like ARs.