6 Top Tips for Using Screwdrivers

The size of the screw and the type of opening it has determines which driver to use. But there are a few tips on how to use a driver that can be of benefit, because screwdrivers are the most often misused and abused hand tools of all.

  1. Never use a driver to do another tool's job. Using a driver as a pry bar, scraper, or a chisel can ruin the tool, spoil the work, and cause injury.
  2. Never push a driver beyond its capacity. Make a pilot hole for the screw for easier driving. Use square-shank drivers for heavy work.
  3. Never expose a driver to excessive heat. Direct flame can draw the temper from the metal, weakening and possibly warping it, making it unsafe and inefficient to use.
  4. Never use a driver at an angle to the screw. Always keep the shank perpendicular to the screw head. Driving at an angle or using a point that is too small can spoil the screw or slip and damage the work.
  5. Never depend on a driver's handle or covered blade to insulate you from electricity. Plastic and Cushion-Grip handles are intended only to provide a firm, comfortable grip. Insulated blades are intended only as a protective measure against shorting out components. Only use insulated tools that are marked with the official international 1000-volt rating symbol if there is any chance that the tool will make contact with an energized source.
  6. Discard damaged or worn drivers.

Klein Interchangeable Screwdrivers Provide Comfort and Ease of Use

Klein's screwdrivers and nut drivers give professionals extra-quality feature that have made the Klein name famous for hand tools – features that assure greater convenience, comfort and efficiency in use, plus exceptional strength and durability.

All Klein drivers are made of the highest quality tempered steel, carefully heat-treated for maximum strength. Shafts have integral flanges that provide an extra-strong, torque-proof anchor in the handle. Strong, durable black tips are forged and precision grounds with square edges to fit screw openings securely. They resist slippage and provide positive turning action.

Cushion-Grip screwdrivers feature super-comfortable, sure-grip handles on top-quality blades for the professional. All Klein screwdrivers meet or exceed applicable ANSI and MIL specifications.

Klein 11 in 1 Screwdriver Nut Driver

Purchase: 11-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver 32500

Features at a Glance

  • Integrated screwdriver/nut driver shaft holds 8 popular tips and converts to 3 nut driver sizes
  • Interchangeable blade for quick and easy switch out
  • Heavy duty shaft provides tight, solid feel
  • Industrial strength, heat treated bits
  • Cushion-grip handle for greater torque and comfort
  • End of handle is marked to quickly identify tool
11-in-1 Screwdriver/Nut Driver Product Information

Magnetic Screwdriver with 32 Piece Tamperproof Bit Set 32510

Klein Magnetic Screwdriver with 32 Piece Tamperproof Bit Set 32510

Features at a Glance

  • Cushion-grip handle for greater torque and comfort.
  • Sturdy bit and screw holding magnet allows for screws to fit securely in place for easy use.
  • Includes complete tamperproof bit set in block.
  • TORX® bits included: T7, T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, T27, T30 and T40
  • Fraction Hex bits included: 3/32", 7/64", 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", and 3/16"
  • Metric Hex bits included: 2 mm, 2.5 mm, 3 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm
  • Spanner bits included: 4, 6, 8, and 10
  • Tri-Wing® bits included: 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • TORQ-SET® bits included: 6, 8 and 10
  • Includes 1/4" square to 1/4" hex adaptor to drive sockets.
  • TORX® is a registered trademark of Acument Intellectual Properties, LLC.
  • TORQ-SET® and Tri-Wing® are registered trademarks of Phillips Screw Co.
  • Assembled in USA of US and imported components.

Purchase: Magnetic Screwdriver with 32 Piece Tamperproof Bit Set 32510

Magnetic Screwdriver with 32 Piece Tamperproof Bit Set Product Information

Why Pros Choose Klein

What sets Klein apart from other manufacturers are the extra steps we take to make our tools special. Things like induction hardening...hot riveting...and using the highest-quality U.S. materials. These are the reasons why professional tool users have preferred the Klein brand for nearly 150 years.