Not all screwdriver bit sets are the same, in fact there are several differences between them. They come with different heads, shafts, made with different materials, and come in a variety of sizes. With the plethora of options available, it may seem a little overwhelming. Don’t stress though, we will look at the 3 main things you need to consider before buying your new screwdriver bit set. By examining these 3 things – the screws, the material, and the tool you intend to use, you will naturally find yourself directed towards the correct screwdriver bit set to buy for the job and your tools.
The first thing you will probably notice about the screws you are using will be the head. It could be hex, a cross (Phillips), a flat line, or even a square. Some, like the flat and Phillips heads are designed so that you can’t over tighten the screws and damage them. However, others are designed to add torque so they can be tightened more. Generally, the screw you use will be determined by the materials you will be screwing into or due to the specific purpose of the screw.
As we mentioned above the material will often dictate the screws you use, and therefore the screwdriver bit set you need. A soft wood is much easier to screw into then cement and would need different screws, and tools. The latter would need an impact drill whereas softwood you could do with a hand tool. Its not always the material, but also where you have to get the screw into that can influence the screwdriver bit set you buy. If you have to reach into a difficult space, a magnetic screwdriver bit maybe the correct choice. Or you may need an extra long shaft on the bit in order to add more reach to your tool.
As we discovered above, the material you are intending to screw into can impact on the screws and tool you need to use. Although most screwdriver bit sets can be interchangeable between an electric tool and a hand powered one, an impact drill will use stronger bits designed to allow maximum torque.
If you are still left unsure of what screwdriver bit set is the correct one, then get some expert advice. We recommend the team at RS. They are reputable dealers who only carry quality products. Even if you do know which set you need, we still recommend purchasing them from RS because quality counts. Cheap screwdriver bit sets need replacing too often and cost more in the long run.
Choosing the correct screwdriver bit set for your tools is important. Without them you could be stripping screws, damaging bits, and destroying materials. To ensure your job gets done quickly and efficiently contact the team at RS online, by phone, or through email for expert advice and to order the correct, quality screwdriver bit set. For quality products to help you produce quality work, contact RS today.