What is in a Screwdriver?

What is in a Screwdriver

If you are one of those people who do not think you are handy at all around the home, think again! Everyone can be handy these days if you have the proper tools and the proper training. If you think the training is difficult think again, as all the information you need is online at your fingertips in the form of free videos and write-ups about any DIY project that you can think of.

In order to be ready to put together new furniture or hang something up in your house, you need a screwdriver. Screwdrivers are one of the best tools to have around and can be used to put together pretty much anything. In order to know what one to purchase you need to understand the make of a screwdriver and what is in it in order to buy the right one. With that being said let’s dive into what is in a screwdriver, and then we will move on to talk more about electric screwdrivers!

The make of a screwdriver: What is in a Screwdriver?

To understand how to fully use one, you first need to know how a screwdriver is made and what is in it. The most common types of screwdrivers that you see on the market today have a handle and a shaft. On the end of the shaft is a tip that you would put right on the head of a screw to turn it into some sort of material.

The shaft of the screwdriver usually consists of really solid steel so there is never damage done to the driver and it can easily be pressed onto a screw. The tip of the driver hasusually been coated in a darkened material so you can tell where it ends and the screw begins. It is also created this way with more ridges so it can have a firm grip on the screw. As for the handle, commonly you will find it made out of metal, plastic, or wood, depending on the price and the quality of the product.

All the above are the qualities found in a manual screwdriver, the most typical type of screwdriver that people buy. However, we believe that an electric screwdriver is going to be your best friend when it comes to doing a variety of tasks around the house. We are next going to dive into what is in an electric screwdriver and why we think you should have one around the house.

What is in the electric ones?

An electric screwdriver is a machine-powered tool that is sort of like a lighter drill. They are meant to get the job done faster so you do not manually have to twist and turn in every single screw.

The best part about electric screwdrivers is that they come with a variety of bit ends (as a drill would) that can fit multiple types of screws. This is ideal for people who want to get specific jobs done and do not want to have to carry around many types of screwdrivers for various screws. It is an all-in-one machine. Inside the machine isa motor, a trigger to power the motor, a switch to use when going between forward and reverse, and also a holder to hold the bit parts. The best types of electric screwdrivers are also magnetized on the end so screws will not get lost and easily lost.


We hope that now that you know what is in a screwdriver you can feel more confident in purchasing one. We always believe those that are made out of metal are the way to go mainly because they are more heavy duty and can get larger jobs done. Electric screwdrivers are also going to help you get your jobs done faster.

The three biggest things we look for in screwdrivers are durability, versatility, and overall comfort level. Screwdrivers are meant to be used for long periods of time, so you have to be assured that the handle is comfortable, and if you are using an electric one that it is not too heavy to use for a long period of time.

We wish you the very best in your purchasing decision of a new screwdriver.