Using a Screwdriver

Using a Screwdriver

The majority of homes contain at least one screwdriver and they can be used for a range of activities. The main use is for tightening and loosening screws, though some people also use them for prying, levering and making holes. Screwdrivers come in many shapes and sizes, with a range of different heads and even electric powered. They can be bought in every hardware store and builders merchant in Surrey or your local area.

Match the Screwdriver with Screw Head

It is essential that you use the correct screwdriver when tightening a screw as you can damage the screw with the wrong screwdriver. There are some screwdrivers that are suited for all screws but it is recommended to use the screwdriver that correctly matches the screw.

Use Force

When tightening a screw you must use enough force whilst pressing in to the head of the screw with the screwdriver and turn clockwise. The pressure and turning together will drive the screw into the surface. The force used will also prevent any damage to the screw head as light pressure can cause the screwdriver to slip.

Types of Screwdrivers

The normal screwdrivers that are in most homes are good for small jobs and come with a variety of different heads. Many screwdrivers now come with detachable heads so rather than buying lots of different sizes and shapes you can just buy one. Electric screwdrivers also come with a range of different heads and some drills can be fitted with screwdriver bits.

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