Every home should have a screwdriver set. This will help you to stay away from the hassle of calling a handyman to get most of the work done around your house. You can pick the right screwdriver out of your screwdriver tool set and use it to get the job done on your own. This will help you with saving time as well as money in the long run.
For each screwdriver in the screwdriver sets they are made of up of three main parts:
The screwdriver handle which is used for gripping has changed material over time and has increased in variety for different applications. The handle is generally shaped to prevent rolling on flat surfaces and can also be ergonomic to improve comfort when gripping. Most commonly the handles are made of a composite of hard plastic such as cellulose acetate and rubber and can be covered in a soft material such as a thermoplastic rubber to improve grip.
The screwdriver shaft or shank is commonly made of strong steel to ensure that bending or twisting deformation does not occur when applying force. The shaft is rounded or has a hexagonal shape so that a spanner or wrench can be used to apply increased torque. The shaft is generally different colouration and material to the drive tip which can be interchangeable.
The drive tip can be an integrated part of the shank if it is not detachable or it can be an interchangeable part known as a driver bit similar to drill bits. A cordless drill can be used as an electric screwdriver in this capacity.
There are many types of drive tips, with the most common shapes being Phillips, Hex, Pozi, Slotted and Torx. Our range contains these drive tips, among others, from many of the industry's leading brands. Drive tips can be made in a variety of metals and alloys such as:
If you ever lose or break the tip on a screwdriver, you'll be able to find a replacement in our Screwdrivers category.
What are the most common types of screwdriver sets?
What does ESD mean?
ESD Anti-Static screwdrivers are made for use on sensitive electronic components by allowing controlled dissipation of static build-up. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the release of static electricity when two elements encounter each other.