I believe that the most common tool in any DIYer’s toolbox is the screwdriver, and their types are not the same, and the screwdrivers needed for each job are also different. Below I have compiled seven kinds of screwdrivers essential for DIYers.
A flat-head screwdriver is used to tighten or loosen screws. The screw head has straight or linear (slotted) notches. They are not only the most common type of screwdriver, but also one of the most common tools. Many household products, such as furniture structures, are assembled with grub screws.
Having a range of sizes in your toolbox should ensure that all DIY structures are easy.
Pozidriv (PZ) screwdriver
The Pozidriv (PZ) screwdriver is used to tighten or loosen Pozidriv (PZ) screws. PZ screws are very similar to Phillips screws, but they include more than 4 contact points to improve control and accuracy.
These types of screws are very popular in Europe.
A Phillips (PH) screwdriver is used to tighten or loosen screws with a Phillips/slot at the beginning. Phillips screws are commonly used in woodworking and construction. The common size mark on the Phillips screwdriver is PH (there is a size mark next to it, such as PH1, PH2, PH3, etc.).
Flexible screwdriver can protect your hand when the internal shaft rotates, and it can be flexibly bent, twisted and straightened even in a narrow confined space. It is suitable for ordinary hand drills and electric drills with perfect performance. It is one of the indispensable discount tools.
Used in hardware maintenance and repair, including computer cases, electrical cabinets, furniture, electrical appliances, etc.
Torx tamper-proof (TPX) screwdriver
Torx tamper proof (tpx) screwdriver is used to tighten or loosen TPX screws. The tamper-proof screw has a star-shaped groove with 6 rounded corners and additional protection to prevent unauthorized access and is specifically designed for applications that may have tampering issues.
Torz screws are very popular in computers, electronics and mobile devices.
The square head or Robles screwdriver is one of the lesser-known standard screwdrivers on our list. This screwdriver has a square tip that can be tightly inserted into the square hexagon socket. Square screwdrivers are more common in Canada than in the United States, but you may still need to use one from time to time.
These screwdrivers have higher torque than any other standard screwdriver. In recent years, they have begun to penetrate the American automobile and furniture markets.
Hexagonal screwdrivers (also called hexagonal wrenches or allen wrenches) have a hexagonal screwdriver bit, which can hold large screws and drive bolts with hexagonal slots.
If you have ever assembled IKEA furniture, you may receive a small L-shaped hex key or hex key in the box. The Allen screwdriver is a substitute for the Allen wrench. The Allen wrench has a traditional wide handle and a slender screwdriver head, which makes it more comfortable to hold than a small metal Allen wrench.
You can often find hex screws on bicycles, electrical appliances and simple furniture.