How To Use A Screwdriver
How To Use A Screwdriver
Learn how to properly use the right screwdriver for the right type of screws. Get some tips on how to easily screw into hard surfaces in this D.I.Y Tutorial.
Today, we are going to learn how to use a screwdriver. There are many different types of screwdrivers on the market but today, we are going to be using these screwdrivers. This is which I call a pozidriv screwdriver but it can be referred to as a Phillips screwdriver.
So, if someone says to you, can I have a Phillips screwdriver, this would be the type of screwdriver that you would use. The actual correct terminology is a pozidriv screwdriver. This is a Phillips, or could be referred to as a Phillips type screw, when in fact it is a pozidriv screw.
Reason being you have a positive crisscross being on the face of the screw. Here we have a pozidriv screwdriver, medium size pozidriv screwdriver, smaller one here and then again the dumpy one for getting into places which are difficult in other words, small spaces where we can't get out hands in so their shorter shaft makes it a bit easier. So, depending on the size of the screws, depending on the screwdriver that we are going to use and as you can see, that fits quite nicely.
Okay, now that, is a bit small, okay. Now, it is important that we use the correct size because what can happen is when we are actually screwing the screw into the wood or the wall or what we are going to be screwing the screw into. We need to make sure that it does not strip.
And, what can happen is we don't use the right size head to the right size screw, what can happen is the screwdriver can spin within the screw and what will happen is then that will strip and if that strips which means that the metal is broken away from inside the screw, it means that we can't get a prober purchase on the screw to screw it in. So, it is important that we get the right size screwdriver for the right size screw. For today's demonstration purposes we are going to use this type of screw and we are going to choose on of the pozidriv screwdrivers to fit this particular type of screw.
Now here we've got a dumpy screwdriver. I've go to say that's quite a good fit. Because we are not going to be reaching into a hard to reach place, we are going to use more, I would say, this type of screwdriver.
So, let's try this one. Now that fits. Let's have a look at the intermediate one, no, definitely not.
So this is the one that we are going to use. So I take my screw, then I place it in the piece of wood. Thumb and fore finger holding the screw, I take my screwdriver, place it in the top of the screw and turn gently at first, take my screwdriver away and have a look to make sure that it's actually straight.
That looks straight to me. Again, place the screwdriver in the top of the head, as you can see what I'm doing is that I'm using the palm of my hand, placing the screw driver in the palm of my hand which gives me good purchase or a good push on the screw as I'm screwing in. Can you see? Twist, twist, twist.
A nice little tip for you to make it easier to screw into the wood. What I use is a little bit of candle wax, what I do is that I scrape the screw in the candle wax like that then place the screw back into the hole. Again, the screwdriver in the top of the screw and look how much easier that goes in.
It's a nice little tip for you. There we go, perfect. Okay, now to remove a screw from this piece of wood, again making sure we are using the right screwdriver for the right screw head, very very important.
In this particular instance we are going to use this type of screwdriver because it's the right head for the face of this screw. Place the screwdriver over the top of the head, turn anti-clockwise not clock-wise, clock-wise to tighten the screw, anti-clockwise to undo the screw, like so. It is important to make sure that we choose the right screwdriver for the right screw head.
If I was to remove this screw with this screwdriver, as you can see it's small, I would have great difficulty and probably strip the screw and I stripping the screw means that I won't be able to remove the screw