In the 15th century, people first started to use metal screws to fasten together two objects made of wood, metal or plastic. Before that, the screws were made out of wood and they were used for oil and wine presses. Through the years, screws underwent many developments and innovations to maximize their efficiency; and today we have more than 25 different types of screws. Right after the developer of the first screw realized the importance of his new invention, he grasped the idea of a screwdriver as well. Nowadays, there are as many different screwdrivers as there are screws. The slotted screwdriver might be the oldest type, since the slotted screw tops are one of the first varieties.
After a while, the Philips screwdriver came along as an improvement to the slotted type, because it prevents or at least minimize slipping. Currently, if you are shopping for building material and equipment, you will come across many different types of screws and screwdrivers. Hex, square, one way or torx head are among the vast choice of screws and there are screwdrivers for each and one of them. If you are the neighborhood’s handymen, you are probably familiar with all of them and you must be even more familiar with the pricing. If you try to stock your toolbox with the necessary tools, you are going to need thousands of dollars, especially if you buy them one by one. If you want to save some money, the best decision will be to purchase the ratcheting screwdriver, which includes one ratchet screwdriver with many different screwdriver bits and a bit adapter.