How To Choose The Right Screwdriver Bit?
The screwdriver bit you need will be depending on the size of the screw you want to insert or remove, as well as the shape of its drive.
One of the most important factors to consider when drilling is making sure you have a good quality drill.
Spending any time in a maker space when the building is going on you will always hear power drills whirring away. More often than not you will hear a mixture of the drill clutches and bits slipping in the screw heads. There are following how to choose the right screwdriver bit for using:
Step 1: Understand Your Screws
First, you are selecting the correct screwdriver bit for the screw. It is the socket that your bit engages with. There are many types of socket, in the photos, you will see square, torsion, positive, Phillips and slot head.
Each head type has different features and is used by different manufacture depending upon the intended use of the screw.
You will not cover these in this idle, but will follow up with a more in-depth look at your screws. There are measurements for length, width, and the amount of cutting faces, sharp tip, coatings and many more.
Step 2: Which Bit for Which Screw?
It is very normal to buying screwdriver bits in a set. It is worth noting the price and brand name, the set in the photo is missing some key sizes.
They will do a number of jobs but they are not qualified. You can buy going for a full set, high quality, designer for all power tools, including impact driver. These ensure you have a quality metal that will last.
For the layman is wanted to screw, look at your screw head. You can find the shape that matches your pattern, work your way down from the largest size until the bit just fits.
Do not make the mistake of selecting a bit for screwdriver that just fits, it may be too small and will slip causing damage to the screw head.
For the more initiated your screw box will have the size of a bit detailed on it, your bits should have the size engraved. Just you can choose the matching bit and all is golden.
Remember if your bit is slipping; ensure you have the right one. Stop driving your screw and correct the problem. If in doubt ask someone, screws are not designed to slip.