Basic Types of Screwdrivers

5 Basic Types of Screwdrivers

1. Flat Head Screwdrivers

Flat head screwdrivers, also known as straight, slotted, or flat blade screwdrivers, are traditional and commonly used.

2. Phillips Head Screwdrivers

Phillips head screwdrivers have tips shaped like a cross. They are designed to "cam-out," preventing over-tightening.

3. Robertson Screwdrivers or Square Head Screwdrivers

Robertson screwdrivers have a square-shaped tip, providing better grip and faster operation compared to flat head screwdrivers.

4. Torx Head Screwdrivers

Torx head screwdrivers come in various sizes such as T8, T10, T15, T25, with larger numbers indicating larger tool tip sizes.

5. Hex Screwdrivers or Hexagon Head Screwdrivers

Hex screwdrivers, identified by their six straight lobes, are mainly used for fastening bolts rather than screws.