Nowadays, online shopping is driving us crazy when it comes to decision making. For example, when you are locking on a cordless screwdriver, you are unsure if the accessories are must have because you don’t even know what’s in there.
Here are a few tricks to help you decide.
Basics to know
There is a world of different types of screwdriver bits out there on the market.
When using fastening tools like cordless screwdrivers, it is important to purchase screwdriver bits that are rated for this type of use so as to ensure the bit’s longevity.
This is the most common type of screwdriver bit, mainly because they drive the most popular type of screw.
The Pozidrive screw driver is an improved version of the Phillips screw drive with an additional four contact points. These points decrease the likelihood the bit will cam-out, which allows greater torque to be applied.
Once popular, slotted head screws aren’t very common anymore as the driver bit tends to slip out of the head and can potentially damage the surrounding material.
Torx bits are shaped like a 6-sided star and are used on anything from cars to consumer electronics
Internal Hex Bits
Basically, an allen key that you can put in your drill, these hex bits are commonly used when assembling DIY furniture and for locations where surrounding obstacles limit allen key access.
Tamperproof Torx Bits
Tamperproof Torx Bits are a variant on standard Torx bits. Instead of being solid, they have a hole in their center to accommodate security screws, and to prevent the use of standard Torx bits. They are generally used on anything that people don’t want you to have access to.
Make a list of the pending repair or assemble projects in your house
If it is only small read-to-assemble furniture such as side table, metal shelves, Philips drive bits is up for it. However a single drive bit usually won’t cover the hard-to-reach deep seating screws, extended rods or longer drive bits are needed.
Manufactured parts such as car parts and some electronics uses Torx screw, so the Torx bit is needed(see fig. 1)
Heavy duty work such as drywall installing and cabinet mounting involves screw-like lag head, a socket bit is needed (see fig. 1).
Align with your hobbies
If you are a person who likes to make things, the drill bits can be an ideal tool to start.
Do the Maths
The price of a cordless screwdriver with accessories differ widely. The big names such as Milwaukee, Makita, Bosch provides luxury cordless screwdriver sets that may last a lifetime but is less affordable. There are some uprising stars such as Hychika, Posenpro, Virgue offer 20-40 USD range screwdriver with accessories.
Now, you may have the answer already.