Screwdrivers

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Screwdrivers are hand tools matching internal screw drives. Drivers for external drives (e.g. hexagonal bolt heads) are called wrenches.

Please take the time to select the correct screwdriver for your needs as any mismatch might damage the tool or screws!

Fixed-Head Screwdrivers

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Screwdrivers

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Synonyms: DE: Schraubenzieher,
Schraubendreher
Type: hand tool
Material: screws
Location: drilling table
Access: upon reading
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We have a small but growing selection of "regular" screwdrivers. If you need a specific size for your project, you can check this page in advance and bring the appropriate screwdriver in case we do not have it yet.

List of our fixed-head screwdrivers: TBD

Head Size Symbol Type Length etc.
<e.g. PH 00>
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<e.g. Phillips> <e.g. 50 mm> <e.g. VDE insulated>


Bit Screwdrivers

Some screwdrivers have interchangeable heads or blades which can be great if you want to save some space. Have a look at our list of screwdriver bits if you need something specific!


Hex Bit Screwdrivers

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Hex Bit Screwdrivers

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Synonyms: DE: Bitschraubenzieher, "Bithalter"
Type: hand tool
Material: screws
Used with: screwdriver bits
Location: drilling table
Access: upon reading
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Common hex bit screwdrivers take in the same screwdriver bits as cordless drills (1/4").

Socket wrenches (1/4" square) can be fitted with adapters for 1/4" hex bits.


"Blade-Change Screwdrivers"

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Synonyms: DE: Umsteckschraubenzieher?
Type: hand tool
Material: screws
Used with: "blade" bits (see text)
Location: Lukas' CoMaking bench
Access: upon request
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Who knows what these are called? We came across two ratcheting handles where the entire screwdriver blade is exchangeable - an angled one with 6 mm blades and a straight one with 4.5 mm blades. It may be possible to adapt one to the size of the other, we'll have to see.

4.5 mm blades (approx. 45 mm long when inserted):

  • 3.5 mm, 4.5 mm and 6 mm flatheads
  • PH2
  • 2 awl tips
  • weird drill-like one

6 mm blades (approx. 75 mm long when inserted):

  • 5 mm and 6 mm flatheads
  • awl tip
  • 1/4" hex extension for socket nuts
    • 5 mm (2x), 6 mm, 7 mm, 8 mm, 9 mm, 11 mm (2x)

All of the above are kept in a black leather pouch.


Yankee Screwdriver

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Yankee Screwdriver

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Synonyms: DE: Drillschrauber, Drillschraubendreher
Type: hand tool
Material: screws
Used with: special grooved bits (see text)
Location: drilling table
Access: upon reading
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Jeweler's Screwdrivers

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Jeweler's Screwdrivers

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Synonyms: precision screwdrivers;
DE: Feinmechanikschraubenzieher,
Feinmechanikschraubendreher,
Uhrmacherschraubendreher,
Uhrmacherschraubenzieher
Type: hand tool
Material: small screws and nuts
Location: drilling table;
more on Lukas' CoMaking bench
Access: upon reading
Tutors:
Similar (More or Less): IFixit Pro Tech Toolkit

Jeweler's screwdrivers are special tools for small screws and can be handled with just two fingers (and maybe the palm of your hand) as they have a swiveling end.

Our set contains Phillips ("crosspoint") and flathead screwdrivers as well as nut drivers, straight hex keys and tiny wrenches:

  • PH0 and PH1 screwdrivers
  • 0.9 mm, 1.2 mm, 1.8 mm, 2.4 mm, 3 mm and 3.5 mm flathead screwdrivers
  • 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm, 5.5 mm and 6 mm wrenches
  • 1.5 mm, 2 mm and 2.5 mm hex keys
  • 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm, 4.5 mm and 5 mm nut/hex head drivers
    • the hex keys and nut drivers have a hole to be driven by the included crossbar if needed - do not insert another screwdriver there!


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