When you, or your business, needs to buy or upgrade on screwdriver bit sets then it’s good to know what you should expect to see in your set. Obviously, not every set is going to be the same and different brands may offer different things in their sets but there are some more common parts of a screwdriver bit set that we will discuss here.
Certainly, the most important part of a screwdriver bit set is the bits themselves. There are several different bit head types on the market, and they are used for various reasons. Some bit styles include:
- Phillips head – x shaped, designed to minimise the chance of camming out the screw, the most common head.
- Flat or slot head – line shaped, can causing camming.
- Torx head – hexagonal shaped, unlikely to cam-out, can handle more torque.
The screws you are going to use will dictate the type of bit heads you will need and the screws you use will be dictated by their application. Many screwdriver bit sets have a combination of Phillips and slot heads.
Not all screwdriver bit sets will have a handle included with them. Ones that are designed to go into a drill won’t have a handle. However, many sets do come with their own handle so you can use them manually instead of with a machine. Some screwdriver bit sets come with a handle but can be used with an electric tool as well. This will depend on the bits’ shaft and the end that attaches into the handle, whether they are interchangeable with drill bits.
You may think that the case your screwdriver bit set comes in is basically just packaging but it is more than that. Screwdriver bits aren’t very big and can be easily misplaced or be hard to dig out of the bottom of the toolbox. So, storing them within the case they come in is a perfect way to keep track of them, and easily find the one you want. Many cases are plastic boxes with a clear lid so you can see the bits without opening it. If the screwdriver bit set comes with a handle, then that is how it is probably packed, in an easy to see and access plastic case. However, if the set you buy is exclusively for an electric drill or driver then the bits will often come in a flexible rubber sleeve that fits all the bits in the set together. For quality screwdriver bit sets use a reputable dealer like RS.
Whether you get a handle in a fancy case or just screwdriver bits in a holder, the main thing you want in your screwdriver bit sets is quality. When you need to buy quality screwdriver bit sets or you are in need of some expert advice, then contact the team at RS. You can ring them, email, or find them online. Don’t just settle for any screwdriver bit set, look for quality, look for RS today.