Which iFixit Toolkit Should You Buy?

Manta vs Pro Tech, Mako vs Manta vs Mahi, Minnow vs Moray - Let's Find the Right Kit for You

This post was originally published December 2020it was updated in May 2024.

You can get great values out of the tool and driver combos in our toolkits, but sometimes all you need is a driver and the right bits.

We have a lot of toolkits and driver kits, ranging from small to large and in different price ranges. If you’re not sure which is right for you, we’re here to explain the differences between them, so that you can purchase the right one that meets your needs.

Pro Tech Toolkit

Expert-level Repair Toolkit – 64 S2 Steel Bits and Opening Tools

If you want the toolkit all the cool kids are talking about, the Pro Tech Toolkit is the one. It includes our Mako Driver Kit with 64 bits that cover 99% of the screws you’ll find in gadgets, and an aluminum driver handle that is a nice upgrade from the polymer handles found in the Minnow and Moray kits. Additionally, the Pro Tech Toolkit features a deliberate assortment of popular and helpful opening, prying and gripping tools to get into even the most stubborn devices.

Essential Electronics Toolkit

Starter Toolkit – Most Essential Bits & Tools

Want to get into fixing your own electronics, but aren’t sure whether you’ll be able to utilize the Pro Tech Toolkit to its fullest abilities (yet)? Why not get started with the Essential Electronics Toolkit?! It includes the 16 most essential bits, e.g. Phillips or Pentalobe, alongside standard opening and prying tools. The best thing: It’s our most economical toolkit!

Repair Business Toolkit

The Ultimate iFixit Toolkit – Our most comprehensive tool selection

Whether you are an ambitious hobbyist, a budding repair pro, or fix things for a job, the Repair Business Toolkit is the ultimate toolkit for your on-the-go repairs. This repair shop in a bag contains the Pro Tech Toolkit and the Marlin Screwdriver Set alongside a wide variety of additional repair and cleaning tools, including our most recent additions Anti-Clamp and FixMat. 

Mahi Driver Kit

Traditional 1/4″ Screwdriver Handle + 48 Bits for Standard Household, Garage, Kitchen Repair

Mahi driver set

Sometimes you need to fix (or assemble) something a bit larger than a phone, tablet, or laptop, like appliances and furniture. Thus, the required bits need to be a bit larger as well. Enter the Mahi Driver Kit. Think Mako, but bigger. It comes with larger sizes of the traditional bits, like Phillips, Torx, flathead, and Robertson, but also includes some quirky bonuses, like Pozidrive and spanner bits. The best part? The Mahi bits are standard ¼” bits that can fit into most existing drivers. Likewise, the beefier Mahi driver handle also accepts any of your existing ¼” driver bits—but good luck finding any sets more useful than this.

Manta Driver Kit

All the Bits You’ll Ever Need – 112 Precision Bits

Manta driver set, stacked with others

If you’ve had dreams about owning both the Mako and Mahi kits (and we don’t blame you), your dreams have come true. The Manta Driver Kit is the largest set of bits that we offer, with 112 bits, two driver handles, and all the bragging rights. If you’ve been looking for the largest bit set you can possibly find, the kit that leaves you prepared to deal with the screws in almost everything except an airplane, there’s nothing quite like the Manta.

Moray Driver Kit

Compact and Comprehensive, Small Bit Driver Kit

Moray kit and iPhone 12
The Moray next to an iPhone 12

If 16 bits isn’t quite enough to satiate your fixing needs, the Moray Driver Kit may fit the bill while still accommodating a tight budget. The Moray comes with twice the bits of the Minnow, including the addition of hex, triangle, and Gamebit bits for more esoteric repairs. It’s the perfect kit if you don’t quite need every precision bit under the sun, yet it’s a better deal per bit than the Minnow.

Minnow Driver Kit

The Pocket-sized Screwdriver + Portable Bit Set

Minnow kit and the iPhone 12 mini
The Minnow and the iPhone 12 mini

The Minnow Driver Kit is our smallest toolkit yet, featuring a carefully curated group of 16 bits. The tri-points, Torx, Phillips, and other bits in the Minnow can take apart most modern smartphones, tablets, laptops, and game consoles. It’s also our most affordable driver kit. It comes with a polymer driver that can store bits inside the handle, complete with an integrated SIM card eject tool because, let’s face it, you’re always searching for one at the most inconvenient moment.

If you are still unsure about our driver kits and want to see them in action, check out our video below!

Driver kits for every level of repair, including some smaller and more affordable options