The two most common complaints users tend to experience when using screwdriver bit sets are slipping or ‘camming out’, and stripping/damaging a screw head (or, less frequently, the bit itself).
The latter is most often caused by using the wrong size or type of screwdriver bit for the screw, although excessive wear to either part can also be a direct cause. Either way, the likelihood of either problem occurring is dramatically reduced by ensuring you select the right bit for the job at hand.
‘Camming out’ is the technical term for when a screwdriver bit slips out of the recessed slot in the head of a screw. It’s a fairly common issue when the torque of the driver tool suddenly exceeds the bit’s grip in the screw head, and if you’re unlucky enough it can easily result in damage to adjacent surfaces.
Although cam-out is generally seen as an undesirable outcome, some types of screw heads and screwdriver bits were in fact designed specifically to allow for it. The extremely popular Phillips head (cross or cruciform) shape is the most notable example - the original intent was to help avoid damaging workpieces through excessive torque or ‘overdriving.' Various other sorts of screw heads and screwdriver bits are explicitly manufactured to prevent cam-out, including both Pozidriv and Torx alternatives.