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Cabinet Slotted-Tip Screwdriver

Cabinet Slotted-Tip Screwdriver

• Similar to standard slotted, but tip is straight and has no flare. • For use with small screws and countersinking screws where regular tips...

Clutch-Head Screwdriver

Clutch-Head Screwdriver

Tips have four points of contact. It locks into the screw head when turned counter-clock-wise. The driver is unlocked by turning it in the...

Hex Tip Screwdriver

Hex (Hexagonal) Tip Screwdriver

Also called a hex key or hex wrench. It is used to tighten socket set (hex head) screws and usually comes in sets. Some hex sets are attached...

Hex Nut Driver

Hex Nut Driver

Similar to a screwdriver, but has a tip like a wrench socket. Used mainly on small hex nuts and in confined areas such as electronic equipment,...

Jewelers Screwdriver

Jeweler's Screwdriver

Has a rotating head that is held by the forefinger to steady the screwdriver while the thumb and middle finger turn the screwdriver to remove or...

Multibit Screwdriver

Multi-Bit Screwdriver

Allows the user to have a number of different types of tips in one tool. Some models store the interchangeable tips in a self-contained...

Offset Screwdriver

Offset Screwdriver

Designed for removing and inserting screws in places where it is impossible to use a straight shank screwdriver. Available in two- or...

Phillips Tip Screwdriver

Phillips® Tip Screwdriver

  Used on cross-slotted screw heads with modified U-shaped slots of uniform width. Sizes range from 0 to 4, with 0 being the...

Ratcheting Screwdriver

Ratcheting Screwdriver

Features a reversible ratchet mechanism in the handle that eliminates the need to grip and re-grip during the driving process. Usually comes...

Spiral Ratchet Screwdriver

Spiral-Ratchet Screwdriver

Also called Yankee Screwdriver or Yankee Push Drill. Drills and removes screws using a ratchet mechanism similar to a push-pull drill, with...