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. 253-021
BrandRS PRO
£6.58
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Phillips - PH2 VDE 100 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel - - - Black Phosphate - -
RS Stock No. 449-9410
BrandRS PRO
£1.82
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Phillips - PH0 Insulated 60 mm 130 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Black Oxidized - -
RS Stock No. 544-702
BrandRS PRO
£3.45
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Pozidriv; Supadriv - PZ1 Standard 3 in 164 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 243-456
BrandRS PRO
£2.90
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Torx - T6 Precision 60 mm 170 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 459-4155
BrandRS PRO
£3.40
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Phillips - PH1 Ergonomic 75 mm 168 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Satin Chrome Plated - -
RS Stock No. 459-4234
BrandRS PRO
£2.76
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Pozidriv - PZ0 Ergonomic 75 mm 148 mm - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Satin Chrome Plated - -
RS Stock No. 736-153
BrandRS PRO
£5.08
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Pozidriv, Supadriv - PZ1 Long Reach 350 mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Blackened - -
RS Stock No. 243-658
BrandRS PRO
£2.81
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Phillips - PH00 Precision 60 mm 170 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 613-498
BrandRS PRO
£4.13
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Phillips; Crosspoint - PH2 Standard 4 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 243-642
BrandRS PRO
£2.95
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Phillips - PH000 Precision 60 mm 170 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 544-718
BrandRS PRO
£2.34
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Supadriv; Pozidriv - PZ2 Standard 4 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 449-9426
BrandRS PRO
£4.44
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Phillips - PH1 Insulated 80 mm 180 mm Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Black Oxidized - -
RS Stock No. 736-147
BrandRS PRO
£14.01
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Parallel - 10 mm Long Reach 500 mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Blackened - -
RS Stock No. 662-563
BrandRS PRO
£2.52
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Torx - T8 Engineers 3 in 145 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Satin Chrome Plated - -
RS Stock No. 544-639
BrandRS PRO
£3.95
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Flared - 1/4 in Standard 4 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 542-3278
BrandRS PRO
£12.92
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Hexagon - 1/4 in Stubby Magnetic - 110 mm - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 243-440
BrandRS PRO
£2.95
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Torx - T7 Precision 60 mm 170 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 459-4206
BrandRS PRO
£5.35
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Phillips - PH2 Ergonomic 250 mm 352 mm - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Satin Chrome Plated - -
RS Stock No. 459-4076
BrandRS PRO
£2.40
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Parallel - 3 mm Ergonomic 75 mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Bi-material - - Satin Chrome Plated - -
RS Stock No. 247-464
BrandRS PRO
£2.97
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Hexagon - 1.5 mm Precision 60 mm 170 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Chrome - -
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