screwdrivers for boat building
it will pay you in the long run to buy good quality.
A screw driver should be chosen with the
same care as any other tool.
Unfortunately there are
numerous cheap varieties on the
market made with inferior steel and horrible ribbed plastic handles.
best screwdriver is still the
traditional cabinet driver.
Its oval hardwood handle fits
the hand to deliver maximum
torque to the bit.
The blade should have a flat
wide heel which fits into a
slot in the handle.
And it will be even better if
the blade is held in the
handle with through rivets.
Always chose a driver whose
head is the same width as the
slot in the screw.
A flare tipped driver might
damage the sides of a counter
bored bung hole.
This can be remedied by
grinding off the shoulders but be
careful not to over heat the blade.
driver is handy in that it allows for quickly changing direction when
and unscrewing without having to change your grip.
Yankee is excellent for small screws if you
are used to using
They do take a bit of practice
to get used to and you can
do a lot of damage with them if you are not careful.
Brace is excellent for driving heavy duty
will take the hex-shanked bits intended for power
Apart from the extra
it allows the screw to be
driven with a continuous movement.
This avoids the jerky turning
movement of a normal hand
driver, however care needs to be taken not to over torque the screw and
the head off.
has the best of all worlds, however you need to take care not to allow
to wander off.
Philips, Posidrive and
other cross headed type
drivers and screws have become quite widespread.
These give a better grip on
the screw head for fast
driving, however there are several types and you must use the
driver head each type of screw.
Once damaged, there is little
that can be done to repair
either the screw or the driver.