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. 247-470
BrandRS PRO
£2.95
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Hexagon - 1.3 mm Precision 60 mm 170 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 864-0817
BrandRS PRO
£2.35
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Phillips - PH00 ESD 50 mm - - Steel Polypropylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer - - Nickel Chromed, Phosphonium Maganese - -
RS Stock No. 911-1095
BrandRS PRO
£5.44
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Slotted - 3 x 0.5 mm Insulated 100 mm 175 mm Yes Alloy Steel Nylon 11 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 459-4228
BrandRS PRO
£3.13
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Pozidriv - PZ2 Ergonomic 40 mm 100 mm - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Satin Chrome Plated - -
RS Stock No. 911-1137
BrandRS PRO
£6.02
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Pozidriv - PZ0 Insulated 75 mm 150 mm Yes Alloy Steel Nylon 11 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 247-486
BrandRS PRO
£2.96
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Hexagon - 0.7 mm Precision 60 mm 170 mm - Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Chrome - -
RS Stock No. 663-106
BrandRS PRO
£3.54
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Phillips; Crosspoint - PH1 Standard 6 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 663-140
BrandRS PRO
£5.10
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Phillips; Crosspoint - PH3 Standard 10 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 864-0823
BrandRS PRO
£1.87
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Slotted - 1.5 mm ESD 50 mm - - Steel Polypropylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer - - Nickel Chromed, Phosphonium Maganese - -
RS Stock No. 252-826
BrandRS PRO
£3.97
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Slotted - 8 mm VDE 175 mm - Yes Chrome Vanadium Steel PP; TPR - - Black Phosphate - -
RS Stock No. 911-1099
BrandRS PRO
£7.26
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Slotted - 0.8 x 4 mm Insulated 75 mm 155 mm Yes Alloy Steel Nylon 11 - - - - -
RS Stock No. 542-273
BrandRS PRO
£3.51
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Parallel - 3/16 in Standard 10 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 864-0845
BrandRS PRO
£2.35
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Hexagon - 1.3 mm ESD 50 mm - - Steel Polypropylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer - - Nickel Chromed, Phosphonium Maganese - -
RS Stock No. 459-4212
BrandRS PRO
£3.13
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Pozidriv - PZ1 Ergonomic 40 mm - - Chrome Vanadium Molybdenum Steel Bi-material - - Satin Chrome Plated - -
RS Stock No. 663-162
BrandRS PRO
£3.95
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Flared - 5/16 in Standard 8 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 663-128
BrandRS PRO
£3.77
Each
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Phillips; Crosspoint - PH1 Standard 10 in - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Bead Blasted; Lacquer - -
RS Stock No. 864-0811
BrandRS PRO
£2.35
Each
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Phillips - PH1 ESD 50 mm - - Steel Polypropylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer - - Nickel Chromed, Phosphonium Maganese - -
RS Stock No. 613-836
BrandRS PRO
£3.59
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Pozidriv - PZ1 Chubby 38 mm - - Chrome Vanadium Steel Cellulose Acetate - - Cross Ground Tip - -
RS Stock No. 864-0858
BrandRS PRO
£2.35
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Hexagon - 3 mm ESD 50 mm - - Steel Polypropylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer - - Nickel Chromed, Phosphonium Maganese - -
RS Stock No. 911-1102
BrandRS PRO
£8.19
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Slotted - 5 x 1 mm Insulated 150 mm 227 mm Yes Alloy Steel Nylon 11 - - - - -
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