The best general purpose screwdriver sets should contain a selection of flathead, Phillips, PoziDriv and Torx screwdrivers.
More specialist screwdriver sets include a selection of screwdrivers in just one of those categories, whilst VDE screwdriver sets are specifically designed for electricians as they are insulated along their length to avoid electric shocks should you accidently touch a live wire.
Look for a screwdriver set where the grips are ergonomically designed. Rubberised handles that feature a soft grip pattern provide extra comfort and control. They are easy to hang on to and help with turning force. If you require extra torque look for handles that feature hanging holes. These can turn a traditional screwdriver into a “T” bar screwdriver if you use the shank of another tool.
The screwdriver set should come with screwdrivers whose shanks are made from hardened, tempered, chrome vanadium steel which makes them strong and durable. A black oxide coating makes them weather resistant too. Magnetic tips are also a really handy feature for hanging on to screws.
Some screwdriver sets include a bit holder screwdriver and a selection of bits. These are usually metric but can also include imperial sizes.
Other screwdriver sets include interchangeable handles and blades for extra versatility.
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