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We Sell Electrical doesn’t just provide you with electrical equipment but also other accessories that you may need including screwdrivers. Our Dart FESSET05 5 Piece Insulated Screwdriver Set is always in demand as well as the Draper Expert No 1 X 80mm Fully Insulated Pz Type Screwdriver and the No.0 x 60mm Fully Insulated Cross Slot Screwdriver, also from Draper.

What are Screwdrivers?

There are many types of screwdrivers but they can be divided into two basic types, the manual and motor powered. The manual screwdrivers are the ones people are most familiar with, as you hold the handle and turn it to move the head. A powered screwdriver is equipped with an electric motor and is more expensive.

Screwdrivers are also distinguished by their heads as this indicates how they will be used. The most widely used screwdriver heads are the Philips and flathead, and we have those here are at We Sell Electrical.

The Philips screwdriver heads are often used for their superior torque, and they are also available in various lengths and widths. One thing you need to remember is that while the shape of a Philips screwdriver head remains the same – in the shape of a cross – the longer ones are usually wider.

Flathead screwdrivers are different because of their shape: it is flat and thin. Just as the Philips screwdriver is used for cross shaped slots, so the flathead screwdriver is for use on a straight slots.

No matter which screwdriver you decide to buy, make certain that it is the right width, otherwise it won’t work at all. While you can buy screwdrivers separately, many are sold in sets with flatheads and or Philips of varying lengths and widths. Since there is a good chance you will be dealing with different types of screws, having several screwdrivers is the best solution.