How to Choose the Right Screwdriver for Your Work?
We’ll discuss all about screwdrivers including which screwdriver you will need for your work. Call this your basic guide to one of the most common hand tools in workshops.
All About Screwdrivers As a Tool for Turning
All screwdrivers are tools for turning, both for driving and removing screws. The most common design consists of three parts:
Screwdrivers can also come in two forms – manual and powered. Many power drills, for example, have a hollow for inserting screwdriver tips. Many manual screwdrivers also have interchangeable tips at the end of their shafts.
In case of the latter, a hollow handle contains several types and sizes of tips. The screwdriver’s reversible ratchet action keeps it steady even after many turns. It should be comfortable in the hand when used. The tip remains firmly connected, so to speak, with the screw head.
Classified by Tips
Screwdrivers are classified according to their tips. The tips, in turn, are shaped to fit the slots, recesses, and grooves of the corresponding screw head.
The following are the most common screw drives in contemporary times. Each type also comes in various sizes including jewelers’ screws and equipment screws.
Other types include Frearson, Mortorq, and Pozidriv. But you don’t need all types and sizes of screwdrivers in your toolbox. You can start your screwdriver collection with these must-haves for a home workshop:
You can look at the types and sizes of screws that you usually use on your projects. You can then invest in high-quality screwdrivers that match the screws’ type and size.
Selection and Use Tips
But many people still make the mistake of using the incorrect screwdriver. This despite the simplicity of the abovementioned rule. Keep in mind that unmatched screws and screwdriver for a job can result in:
Driving in a screwdriver is also easy. Yet many people also do it incorrectly and, thus, damage either the screw head or the screwdriver. You can avoid it by following these three basic steps:
In the end, even a small child will master the screwdriver! Just teach him the basics of matching the tip with the head, as well as driving and removing the latter.
Choosing the right screwdriver for the job should be an easy task. Your biggest rule: Always match the size and type of the screw head with the screwdriver. Your work will be faster and easier afterwards.
Using the screwdriver in the right manner is just as important, too. You have to be aware of the safety precautions associated with its use. You should be aware of the dangers of its sharp tips and hard shaft.