EDC a #2 Phillips Screwdriver?

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I'm looking for something that may not exist but maybe someone on this forum can help.

My EDC screwdriver is one of those 2 dollar Stanley 4-way pen-shaped drivers with a #0 and a #1 Phillips. For normal guy out-and about urban EDC I sometimes find myself wanting a #2 Phillips.

Without buying a whole new multitool, Is there a compact size #2 Phillips that anyone knows of? I'm looking for something to take along with (or instead of) my Stanley for pocket carry so 5 1/2 inch max length please.

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You could always just buy a stubby. Or another Stanley (although I prefer Klein myself). Wiha and Wera are also considered excellent makers of drivers but they get a bit pricey.
 
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Out of curiosity I checked those Stanley pen-shaped screwdrivers... Aren't the bits that come with it, standard 1/4in sized? If so, couldn't you just buy a set of long or double-ended screwdriver bits? Say, at your local hardware store, Walmart, etc.
 
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Out of curiosity I checked those Stanley pen-shaped screwdrivers... Aren't the bits that come with it, standard 1/4in sized? If so, couldn't you just buy a set of long or double-ended screwdriver bits? Say, at your local hardware store, Walmart, etc.
The double ended bits appear to be 1/4" wide and 2 3/16" long. I'll do some research. Thanks.
 
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The double ended bits appear to be 1/4" wide and 2 3/16" long. I'll do some research. Thanks.
Please do let us know how that turns out. I'm curious... and might just end up buying one of those for myself.
 

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image.jpeg image.jpeg I use a clam shell coin purse with a cut off (the open end) forged Craftsman ignition wrench. The Chapman 1/4" bits are winged so they don't slide through the "box". The spring loaded ball keeps them from falling out of the box. The bit marked 6 is 6/64 or 3/32". You can pack all kinds of bits in the purse.
 

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The double ended bits appear to be 1/4" wide and 2 3/16" long. I'll do some research. Thanks.

Most double sided bits are going to come in at 2", so you'll want to stuff a piece of wooden dowel or something into the tool or you may not be able to pull the bits out.
 
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Standard bits will not fit in the Stanley body.

I ordered a #2 Phillips bit and a spinner from Chapman MFG which should give me a good high quality pocketable EDC
 

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Standard bits will not fit in the Stanley body.

I ordered a #2 Phillips bit and a spinner from Chapman MFG which should give me a good high quality pocketable EDC

Did you get the round or triangular spinner ?
You'll be extremely happy with the quality BTW, great stuff and I won't touch gun screws with anything but my Chapmans if I can help it.
I've been looking to try a Grace set at some point though.


The only downside would be that if you loose it they're about $1.50 each as you know, but also the shipping is about $5 so you'd want to probably buy multiples or something.
 
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Try the big river site key ring pair of Phillip's and flat for less than 10.I have carried a similar set for40 years ,great tools
 
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Did you get the round or triangular spinner ?
You'll be extremely happy with the quality BTW, great stuff and I won't touch gun screws with anything but my Chapmans if I can help it.
I've been looking to try a Grace set at some point though.


The only downside would be that if you loose it they're about $1.50 each as you know, but also the shipping is about $5 so you'd want to probably buy multiples or something.
I got the round spinner. I wound up getting the #2021 EDC screwdriver set with the ratchet, #1 and #2 Phillips, and 2 slotted bits in the 2 by 4 inch plastic pouch. The spinner fits in the pouch with everything else. Very nice quality.
 

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For a super compact option with a single #2 bit, there are small keychain multi tools like this one. This one also has a built-in ratchet.
I've been meaning to pick up one of these also. I always have a small pry of some kind. This looks more versatile.
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I got the round spinner. I wound up getting the #2021 EDC screwdriver set with the ratchet, #1 and #2 Phillips, and 2 slotted bits in the 2 by 4 inch plastic pouch. The spinner fits in the pouch with everything else. Very nice quality.
You can't beat that set for the money and how pocketable it is.
I started off with the #1316 set and added on.
 
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