A flat-head screwdriver is a tool used to either tighten or loosen slotted screws with a single indentation in the head. Flat-head screwdrivers are available in both metric and standard sizes.
In addition to flat heads, the other common types of screwdrivers are Phillips and Robertson. A Phillips screwdriver works on screw heads that have a cross-shaped indentation, and a Robertson screw has a square-shaped head.
Flat-head screwdrivers can be hand-held or powered with a drill. Hand-held screwdrivers have a handle made of plastic or wood and have either a hexagonal or oval shape to support and improve the user's grip.Learn More
A game bit screwdriver has a special bit designed to remove the game bit, or line head, screws used in gaming consoles, computers, monitors, cable television and audio/video equipment and telephone equipment. Game bit screwdrivers are available with 3.8- and 4.5-millimeter bits.Full Answer >
The function of a screwdriver is to turn screws with slotted heads. Screws that have a single slot require the use of a flat-head or slot-head screwdriver. This is the oldest and most common type of screwdriver. Screws that have tops with a cross need a Phillips head screwdriver, which comes with a four-star point on the tip.Full Answer >
An impact driver looks similar to a power drill, but its only function is to drive or remove screws. It provides the same type of rotation as a drill but adds concussive strikes for driving large screws through hard wood.Full Answer >
A drilling machine is a tool used for drilling holes in various types of wood, plastic and metal. The bench drill is bolted down for safe drilling of such materials. The pillar drill is a larger version of the bench drill and has a long column enabling it to stand on the floor. It functions the same as the bench drill but can drill larger pieces of material.Full Answer >