Screwdrivers are essential for every DIY toolbox. They’re used for tightening and loosening screws, obviously. And as screws are used in so many DIY projects and products we buy from markets, shops and online, you’ll need a variety of sizes.
There are two main types of screwdriver, and each of these types has a variety of names.
The most common type is the flat-head screwdriver. It’s used the world over for tightening and loosening screws with a straight notch across the head. The other popular type of screwdriver is Philips or crosshead. This one’s used for tightening and loosening screws with a cross-shaped notch on the head.
Ideally, you’ll have screwdrivers for both types of screw to fit heads of different sizes. You might also want to think about buying screwdrivers with shanks (the part between the handle and blade) of different length.
The best way to buy a set of all-purpose screwdrivers is by a multipack. You can buy packs of flat-head or crosshead screwdrivers, but if you’re buying your first set, buy a mixed pack.
The screwdrivers listed below are all available at Amazon.co.uk and won’t set you back more than a few pounds. If you buy well, choose a decent set and look after them, there’s no reason why they won’t last you for many years.
- 7-piece Kraftform comfort vide screwdriver set
- Safe working up to 1,000 V
- Hex shoulder
- GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY: A good set of screwdrivers is one of the most useful items to have in your toolbox. The comprehensive Tuulkit 32-piece screwdriver, socket and bit set contains Flat-head...
- EVERYTHING YOU NEED: The set contains Flat-head Screwdrivers: 1x 0.8 x 4.0 x 75mm, 1x 1.2 x 6.5 x 100m, 1x 1.2 x 8.0 x150mm, Cross-head Screwdrivers: 1x Ph. 1 x 75mm, 1x Ph 2 x 100mm, 1x Pz. 1 x 75mm,...
- HIGHEST QUALITY: The Tuul Kit Set comes in a blow-mould storage and carrying case that holds these specially crafted tools, each one made to the highest quality standards. Each product offers good...
- Content: 34 pieces
- Includes all the popular screwdriver sizes
- Material: chrome vanadium steel
- Chrome Vanadium Steel Screwdriver Set for Maximum Strength and Durability
- Heat Treated Tips for Optimal Hardness
- Ergonomically Designed Bi-material Handle for Comfort
- Expert Quality, tested to 10kV
- Suitable for working on live circuits of 1kV AC and 1.5kV DC
- SCVM steel blades hardened, tempered and chemically blacked
- 【Head Magnetic Design】The head magnetic design is much convenient during daily use.
- 【Surface Finished】Black finished head and electrocautery finished surface help to prevent rust.
- 【Soft-grip Design】MPT unique humanized soft-grip leather design provides a comfortable and efficient use feeling.
- Superior quality - The SolidWork screwdrivers are made of high-quality chrome vanadium steel and therefore can handle even great amounts of stress. The magnetic tip of the cross slot and slot...
- Comfort - The ergonomic handle of the screwdriver fits pleasantly in your hand; the handles are non-slip thanks to the mixture of hard/soft components and allow for a high transfer of power. The form...
- Optimal storage - The practical box for the screwdriver set can be stored easily in any workshop; your tools are therefore always at the same spot and the annoying search for them remains a thing of...
- 26-piece magnetic adjustable ratcheting screwdriver and bits set
- Includes 1 3-way ratchet screwdriver, 1 bits holder, and 24 CRV bits (Phillips:#0, #1, #2, #3; Pozi #0, #1, #2, #3; Slotted 3mm, 4mm, 5mm: Torx T10, T15, T20, T25, T27: Hex 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm)
- Made of durable, wear-resistant CR-V steel for hardness and durability
- For slotted and Pozidriv head screws
- For work on live equipment up to 1000 volts
- Anti roll flat face on handle
- ✒【Wide Range of Application 】32 in 1 precision screwdriver set is designed to service all popular iPad, iPhone, PC, Watches, Glasses, Laptops, Phones, Game Consoles, and other electronics....
- ✒【High Quality and Well Perform】Screw Bits is high hardness, good toughness, strength and durable. And all of bit is through strict quality testing. Every bit is standard size. And the flexible...
- ✒【Practical Design】Multi-function Repair Tool Kit Comes with small sized handle allow you to access hard to reach narrow areas. Non-slip ensures greater comfort and convenience. Including torxs...