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Screwdriver Sets

Screwdriver sets are the most common tools used by professionals and DIY enthusiasts. Screwdrivers are hand held devices use to install and uninstalling fasteners or screws and rely upon the physical strengths of the operator to deliver accurate force when turning clockwise or anti clockwise via screwdriver handle.

We offer a range of screwdriver sets from VDE, Interchangeable, precision and electronic. The different types of screwdriver are primarily down to the drive tip shape required for a specific head type of a given screw. However, we offer a range of screwdrivers that are application specific.

Screwdriver Construction

For each screwdriver in the set they are made of up of three main parts:

Handle

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.

Shaft or shank

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.

Drive tip

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, such as Bahco, Facom, RS PRO, Wera, Wiha Tools, CK and Stanley.

Drive tips can be made in a variety of metals and alloys such as:

  • Titanium
  • Stainless steel
  • Tool grade steel or S2
  • High speed steel or HSS
  • Chromium-vanadium-molybdenum or CVM tool steel

Are these screwdrivers available separately?

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?

  • Electricians screwdriver set
  • Engineers screwdriver set
  • Interchangeable screwdriver set
  • Precision screwdriver set
  • VDE/Approved screwdriver set - VDE approval ensures that tools like screwdrivers are safe to use when working with electricity. A VDE approved tool means that it has passed a series of rigorous tests ensuring the quality, safety, construction, and ergonomics have been met.

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.

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