Screwdrivers

A hand tool known as a screwdriver according to the earliest records has been used since the late middle ages. Screwdrivers are used for insertion and removal of screws and are available in a multitude of variations to correspond to the correct screw drive. The drive or head of a screw has a shaped cavity and protrusion that fits the screwdriver tip to allow turning force known as torque to be applied in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.They are everywhere!The one tool that appears in everyones home is the screwdriver. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a tradesperson, you know about or have used one. There are several different types to consider and where to use them as well: our Screwdrivers Guide illustrates them all to help you select the model that best suits you and your projects.The Break-downYou can typically break down a screwdriver into three parts, the handle, shaft and tip.Handle:The handles are normally made of plastic, bi-material, nylon, cellulose acetate, etc., designed to maximise grip and comfort. VDE approved ensures that tools like screwdrivers are safe to use when working with electricity.Shaft:The shaft is made from materials like steel, nickel or even beryllium copper. These are durable metals, strong enough to resist force applied when used.Tips:There is virtually an unlimited choice when it comes to driver tips, they tend to be variations of the most popular shaped pieces; Phillips Pozidriv Slotted TorxTip size Metric or Imperial (mm or Inches)What does VDE Approved mean?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. Due to health and safety regulations, the VDE standard is being recognised more and is commonly found in the building trade.What are the typical uses?Screws are a necessary part of everyday life as they feature in almost anything. Assembling furniture, finishing DIY projects, installations in commercial settings, screws can be found in anything and have become a useful ally in every industry. Several different types of screwdrivers are available, from Phillips to Pozidriv each serving their own purpose.Why would you need one?Depending on the setting, you could be a DIY enthusiast working on their next project and want a reliable tool. You may just be a conscientious homeowner who wants to have tools readily available if needed to make repairs. The screwdriver has become the go-to tool in the toolbox and will continue to be in the futureThis is important!To formulate a plan and purchase the correct screwdriver or a screwdriver set, make sure you know the size of the screw you are going to use as this is going to be an essential part of your work.

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Description Price Tip Type Non Sparking Tip Size Screwdriver Type Blade Length Overall Length VDE/1000V Approved Blade Material Handle Material Height Safe ESD Safe Blade Finish Calibrated Priced to Clear
RS Stock No. 660-8348
Mfr. Part No.SB3801-01
BrandWiha Tools
£10.29
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Phillips, Slotted - Slotted: 4.5; 6.5; 8 mm; Phillips: PH1; PH2; PH3 Stubby - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 158-5833
Mfr. Part No.00821
BrandWiha Tools
£5.77
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Slotted - 3 mm Insulated 100 mm 204 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 706-4843
Mfr. Part No.35446
BrandWiha Tools
£8.51
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Slotted - 3.5 mm Insulated 100 mm 204 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 668-3982
Mfr. Part No.32310
BrandWiha Tools
£51.76
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Angled Drive; Magnetic - 1/4 in Offset - 130 mm - - - - - Matt Gold Plated - -
RS Stock No. 158-5827
Mfr. Part No.00820
BrandWiha Tools
£5.60
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Slotted - 2.5 mm Insulated 75 mm 179 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 706-4846
Mfr. Part No.35390
BrandWiha Tools
£9.89
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Slotted - 4 mm Insulated 100 mm 211 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 158-5849
Mfr. Part No.00822
BrandWiha Tools
£5.89
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Slotted - 3.5 mm Insulated 100 mm 204 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 707-3005
Mfr. Part No.26305
BrandWiha Tools
£4.91
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Hexagon Ball - 2.5 mm - 100 mm 204 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 660-8332
Mfr. Part No.33007
BrandWiha Tools
£28.02
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Phillips, Pozidriv, Slotted, Torx - Slotted: 6.5 mm; Phillips: PH1; PH2; PH3; Pozidriv: PZ2; Torx: T15; T20; T25 Interchangeable - 240 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 158-5855
Mfr. Part No.00823
BrandWiha Tools
£7.30
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Slotted - 4 mm Insulated 100 mm 211 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 705-6035
Mfr. Part No.07645
BrandWiha Tools
£4.71
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Hexagon Socket - 1.5 mm Precision 50 mm 145 mm - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - - Yes Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 707-3008
Mfr. Part No.26328
BrandWiha Tools
£5.18
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Hexagon Ball - 3 mm - 100 mm 204 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 287-8568
Mfr. Part No.07660
BrandWiha Tools
£7.31
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Torx - T6 Precision 40 mm 120 mm - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - - Yes Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 706-4802
Mfr. Part No.25874
BrandWiha Tools
£21.13
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Hexagon - 1/4 in ESD - 148 mm - Stainless Steel Bi-material - Yes - - -
RS Stock No. 158-5861
Mfr. Part No.00824
BrandWiha Tools
£8.27
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Slotted - 4.5 x 1 mm Insulated 125 mm 236 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 707-3002
Mfr. Part No.26329
BrandWiha Tools
£5.39
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Hexagon Ball - 4 mm - 100 mm 211 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 706-4868
Mfr. Part No.35396
BrandWiha Tools
£16.64
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Pozidriv - PZ2 Insulated 100 mm 218 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -
RS Stock No. 287-8552
Mfr. Part No.07659
BrandWiha Tools
£7.29
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Torx - T5 Precision 40 mm 120 mm - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel - - Yes Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 707-2992
Mfr. Part No.26304
BrandWiha Tools
£5.16
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Hexagon Ball - 2 mm - 100 mm 204 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 158-5805
Mfr. Part No.00819
BrandWiha Tools
£5.88
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Slotted - 2 mm Insulated 60 mm 164 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Black Tip - -