Screwdrivers

A hand tool known as a screwdriver according to the earliest records has been used since the late middle ages. Screwdrivers are used for insertion and removal of screws and are available in a multitude of variations to correspond to the correct screw drive. The drive or head of a screw has a shaped cavity and protrusion that fits the screwdriver tip to allow turning force known as torque to be applied in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.
They are everywhere!
The one tool that appears in everyone’s home is the screwdriver. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or a tradesperson, you know about or have used one. There are several different types to consider and where to use them as well: our Screwdrivers Guide illustrates them all to help you select the model that best suits you and your projects.
The Break-down
You can typically break down a screwdriver into three parts, the handle, shaft and tip.
Handle:
The handles are normally made of plastic, bi-material, nylon, cellulose acetate, etc., designed to maximise grip and comfort. VDE approved ensures that tools like screwdrivers are safe to use when working with electricity.
Shaft:
The shaft is made from materials like steel, nickel or even beryllium copper. These are durable metals, strong enough to resist force applied when used.
Tips:
There is virtually an unlimited choice when it comes to driver tips, they tend to be variations of the most popular shaped pieces;
• Phillips
• Pozidriv
• Slotted
• Torx
Tip size
• Metric or Imperial (mm or Inches)
What does VDE Approved mean?
VDE approval ensures that tools like screwdrivers are safe to use when working with electricity. A VDE approved tool means that it has passed a series of rigorous tests ensuring the quality, safety, construction and ergonomics have been met. Due to health and safety regulations, the VDE standard is being recognised more and is commonly found in the building trade.
What are the typical uses?
Screws are a necessary part of everyday life as they feature in almost anything. Assembling furniture, finishing DIY projects, installations in commercial settings, screws can be found in anything and have become a useful ally in every industry. Several different types of screwdrivers are available, from Phillips to Pozidriv each serving their own purpose.
Why would you need one?
Depending on the setting, you could be a DIY enthusiast working on their next project and want a reliable tool. You may just be a conscientious homeowner who wants to have tools readily available if needed to make repairs. The screwdriver has become the go-to tool in the toolbox and will continue to be in the future
This is important!
To formulate a plan and purchase the correct screwdriver or a screwdriver set, make sure you know the size of the screw you are going to use as this is going to be an essential part of your work.

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Description Price Tip Type Non Sparking Tip Size Screwdriver Type Blade Length Overall Length VDE/1000V Approved Blade Material Handle Material Height Safe ESD Safe Blade Finish Calibrated Drive Shape
RS stock no. 855-6466
Mfr. Part No.1212508
R 165.23
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Slotted - 0.8 x 4 mm - 100 mm 198 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6475
Mfr. Part No.1212552
R 172.75
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Slotted - 1 x 5.5 mm - 150 mm 248 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6536
Mfr. Part No.1212638
R 620.36
1 Box of 5
Box(es)
Hexagon - 2.5 mm - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6532
Mfr. Part No.1212637
R 609.24
1 Box of 5
Box(es)
Hexagon - 2 mm - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6450
Mfr. Part No.1212070
R 613.72
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- - - Bit Driver - 256 mm - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6548
Mfr. Part No.1212640
R 704.68
1 Box of 5
Box(es)
Hexagon - 4 mm - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6491
Mfr. Part No.1212559
R 164.29
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Phillips - PH1 - 80 mm 178 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6558
Mfr. Part No.1212644
R 1,199.50
1 Box of 5
Box(es)
Hexagon - 10 mm - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 882-2669
Mfr. Part No.1206463
R 2,967.11
1 Box of 10
Box(es)
Pozidriv - PZ2 - 100 mm 205 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6472
Mfr. Part No.1212550
R 130.96
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units
Slotted - 0.6 x 3.5 mm - 200 mm 281 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6444
Mfr. Part No.1206450
R 151.14
Each
units
Pozidriv - PZ1 - 80 mm 178 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 648-5801
Mfr. Part No.1204504
R 114.77
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Slotted - 2.5 x 0.4 mm - 75 mm 156 mm - - Bi-material - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6517
Mfr. Part No.1212563
R 142.68
Each
units
Pozidriv - PZ1 - 80 mm 178 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 803-4607
Mfr. Part No.1212602
R 269.27
Each
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Slotted - 0.6 x 3.5 mm Ergonomic 100 mm 180 mm Yes Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6510
Mfr. Part No.1212564
R 168.77
Each
units
Pozidriv - PZ2 - 100 mm 205 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6523
Mfr. Part No.1212588
R 189.05
Each
units
- - 0.8 x 4 mm - - 198 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6551
Mfr. Part No.1212642
R 868.77
1 Box of 5
Box(es)
Hexagon - 6 mm - - - - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 803-4569
Mfr. Part No.1212548
R 110.453
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
Slotted - 0.5 mm Ergonomic 80 mm 161 mm Yes Alloy Steel - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6595
Mfr. Part No.1212696
R 190.94
Each
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Pozidriv - PZ2 - 100 mm 205 mm - - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 855-6526
Mfr. Part No.1212589
R 248.17
Each
units
- - 1 x 5.5 mm - 125 mm 223 mm - Alloy Steel - - - - - -