Have a look at our large section of screwdriver bits, including bit holders, bit sets, extra hard bits & diamond bits, which are designed to prevent slip. 1000's of. MEGAPRO all-in-one screwdrivers accommodate many screwdriver types in Browse our series of screwdrivers by category or by filtering by bit type or feature.
TOOL SCHOOL: Screwdriver Types. PASS ME A SCREWDRIVER. The screwdriver is a necessary and required tool for those of us in the art and set dec department. My preference goes to the all-in-one retractable bit screwdrivers which are great for quick on-set use but for during construction or set decoration I prefer using my 65 piece screwdriver set.
Make sure your screwdriver set is made of strong metal and magnetic alloy to keep your screws from dropping and reduce stripping. I find the worst is the Black & Decker bits and screwdrivers which are weak and prone to stripping the Phillips, PoziDriv, and Robertson bits. Mastercraft and Craftsman are excellent.
Craftsman Auto-Loading Multi-Bit. I love my 65 piece Mastercraft screwdriver set. One of my pet peeves during the prepping of a set is when I ask a set dresser or Art PA, etc. to pass me a Robertson #2 and they stare at me blankly and then say, “What’s that?” While I expect this from newer, more green crew members it always surprises me how many people don’t know the names and sizes of certain tools, most annoying and simplest of which is the screwdriver. So I figure everyone has to learn somewhere and hopefully you get something out of this next time you’re asked to pass a specific screwdriver. When I was first starting out I thought Hex Keys were called X-Keys.
I felt like the biggest loser when I found out I’d been saying it wrong because I didn’t bother to find out differently.
A lot of calls from customers trying to find the right bit or screw type. drives is on the decline because the screwdriver slips out of the slot. The chart below shows the proper Phillips bit to use for driving each type of fastener. Find the screw type Industry-Specific Screwdriver Bits. Fastener heads. Learn the difference between insert and power bits, as well as a list of bits for different screw types. Read our brief screwdriver bit FAQ. My preference goes to the all-in-one retractable bit screwdrivers which are great for quick on-set use but for during construction or set.