How to choose the right screwdriver set for you

Published by Kima Sargsyan on Jun 15, 2019

Best Screwdriver Set

How to choose the right screwdriver set for you

 

As you're perfectly aware, screwdriver sets come in different shapes and sizes. How exactly do you choose which one is needed for your garage? The choice is vast. To be able to select the right screwdriver set for you, you need to pay attention to the following key factors:

Screwdriver Features to Look For:

1. Screwdriver Head

The type of screwdriver heads is one feature you should be looking for.  What do you need to use the screwdriver set for? The real professionals often prefer to buy a screwdriver set containing hexagonal and Torx (star) heads. Torx heads are widely used in electronic equipment, while hex screws are known among furniture DIYers.

2. Screwdriver Handle

The Screwdriver handle is a significant factor to take into account. The handle is your point of contact and should have a comfortable grip. If it's not pleasant to hold the tool, it may result in a painful experience. Look for a screwdriver that has a comfortable and ergonomic handle.

3. Type of Handles

The types of handle the screwdriver has are something to look for. You may ask which one to choose: integrated or separate handle? Both models have their advantages. Different Handle screwdrivers allow using the bits interchangeably. On the other hand, the screwdrivers with built-in handle have more solidly secured bits. Also, the interchangeable bits are more comfortable with losing than a whole screwdriver.


4. Screwdriver Tips

The last but not the least important factor to consider are the tips. Having screwdrivers with high-quality tips is essential for every garage mechanic or DIYer. The first thing in choosing the type of tips is looking for hardened ones. As you can guess, the hardened tips have undergone a manufacturing process to make them more durable and more difficult. We recommend diamond-tip screwdriver sets.

One thing to be beware of is that some low-price brands usually dip the tips in the paint to look like hardened ones. The next thing to consider is whether the suggestions are magnetized or not. More and more screwdriver sets provide magnetized heads, as it makes it easier to position the tool and to keep in that exact position. However, not all brands are similar in this regard. Some magnetic heads are stronger than the others. Make sure to do your research about the brand before buying it.

Taking into account the factors mentioned above, you will easily find the screwdriver set that is right for you and will have that perfect addition to your toolset.

Also, to avoid losing your screwdrivers, make sure to use a screwdriver holder to organize all your screwdrivers. Not only will they hold your screwdrivers, but they will also make sure that they are readily available when you need them.