How to Choose the Best Screwdriver Bit Set
Drilling and screwing are two completely unavoidable tasks when you’re doing any building or demolition. If you know you’re going to be driving hundreds of screws into wood or drilling a ton of holes in steel, you need a screwdriver bit set that is built to last.
Having a handy bit box in your pocket, or a larger screwdriver kit that is still light enough to carry around the job site is essential. You know that the next screw is going to be a flat head when you have a Torx loaded, so it saves time and frustration to always have plenty of choice.
Screwdriver Bit FAQs
What’s an impact driver?
Impact drivers twist the bit but also add a hammer action to it. This makes light work of driving even long screws into timber. Traditional drill bits just can’t take this level of torsion though, so you need specially strong impact driver bits and holders for the task.
What’s a Torx bit?
Torx bits have a six-pointed star pattern profile to ensure that when the Torx bit is in place, it’s not likely to slip and strip the head. Torx screwdriver bits are increasingly popular in industrial applications.
Do I really need a 100-bit set?
The bit you need is always the one you don’t have. Flexibility and versatility are key when you take on any DIY or commercial job. Being able to cut large holes with a spade bit can often make the difference. When the 100-bit screwdriver set comes in a handy box like the Makita B-53811, you’ll be amazed how you got on without it before.
Why does the shank shape matter?
You can fit a round or hex shaped shank into a traditional chuck on a drill, but impact drivers come with a hex shaped holder as standard. You can’t use a rounded shank in one, even in an emergency.