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    Screw-holding screwdriver - video

    This screw-holding screwdriver has a split blade which expands to hold the screw in place.




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    I own several of those in different sizes. Yes, they hold the screw...sort of. Any accidental slight sideways nudge on the screw will dislodge it and allow it to drop into the deep interior of your workpiece.

    Far better is a SHCS or a Robertson used with a magnetic driver. Hex head with a magnetic socket works as well.

    I take pleasure in my vision of a special circle in hell for the inventors of the slotted and Phillips head screw forms.
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    I own a couple of those split screwdriver things myself; one was my dad's, and amazingly it has very little wear after 50 or so years of service, by which I mean 'sitting in the drawer unused except for the rare occasions I convince myself I must be using it wrong and try again.'

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    The old style with a clip to hold the screw is superior to the wedge style. Here's an example with interchageable tips for flat and Phillips...

    https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Fatma...%2C186&sr=8-23

    For placing those tiny Phillips head screws in tight spaces you might want to consider one of these...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and for slotted screws, the companion version...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I have both and can recommend them.



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