SIX BASIC SCREWDRIVERS YOU MUST KNOW!
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SIX BASIC SCREWDRIVERS YOU MUST KNOW!
For users of screwdrivers, today we will discuss six basic screwdrivers you need to know so as to be effective and efficient on your job. Below are the sets of screwdrivers:

1. FLAT HEAD/SLOTTED SCREWDRIVER

The tool used to drive a slotted screw head is called a standard, common blade, flat-blade, slot-head, straight, flat, flat-tip, or "flat-head" screwdriver. This last usage can be confusing, because the term flat-head also describes a screw with a flat top, designed to install in a countersunk hole.

2. CROSS SLOT/PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER

A Cross slot screwdriver or Phillips screwdriver is a screwdriver with a cross tip and it is useful for removing cross screws.

3. SECURITY TAMPERPROOF SCREWDRIVER

The Tamperproof spanner screwdriver is a complete security screwdriver set in one driver. This 15-in-1 screwdriver is a must for all commercial and industrial tradesmen including electricians, locksmiths, telephone technicians, maintenance personnel, etc.

4. HEXAGON SCREWDRIVER

The hex socket screwdriver has a hexagonal recess and may be driven by a hex wrench, also known as an Allen wrench, Allen key, hex key, or inbus as well as by a hex screwdriver (also known as a hex driver) or bit.

5. TORX SCREWDRIVER

Torx (pronounced /tɔːrks/), developed in 1967 by Camcar Textron, is the trademark for a type of screw head characterized by a 6-point star-shaped pattern. A popular generic name for the drive is star, as in star screwdriver or star bits.

6. POZIDRIV SCREWDRIVER

The Pozidriv (sometimes incorrectly spelled "Pozidrive") is an improved version of the Phillips screw drive. ... While a Phillips screwdriver has slightly tapered flanks, a pointed tip, and rounded corners, a Pozidriv screwdriver has parallel flanks, a blunt tip, and additional smaller ribs at 45° to the main slots.

Compiled By: Francis Oluwadare
Published: 19-Aug-2019