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3 Weird Screwdrivers and Their Uses

I'm sure everyone has used a Phillips or a flat head screwdriver at some point. They are very useful tools and are essential to dismantle several things around the house.

 You might not be aware that there are many other types of screwdrivers that might be useful to have in certain situations. We have encountered a strangely shaped head of a screw and can be frustrating.

I will share three types of screwdrivers that are not so common that you might be interested in having around.

Now let's look at these three unusual screwdrivers.

1. First let's take a look at a torx screwdriver.

This is that six-prong annoying star form that runs through so often. It looks almost like a Phillips screwdriver except the head on the Torx screwdriver is a six-pointed star shape.

Torx screws are commonly used for assembling computers. Therefore, to dismantle a computer, you probably have to have a torx screwdriver. Another thing that uses a lot of torx screws is a car. If you do any work on the cars, chances are you will end up needing a torx screwdriver.


2. The second screwdriver on this list is the Robertson screwdriver.

It has the name of its inventor P.L. Robertson. This type of screwdriver is used to actuate and loosen the screws with a square head. It's actually a popular screw in Canada, but it's not very common in the United States.

This type of screw is used for many things. Some of the things that are used to include cabinets, decks, vinyl windows, vinyl doors, and many things made of veneer.

Here's a fun fact about this screwdriver. When Harrison Ford was the first car manufacture I wanted to use this screw in its assembly line. However, he was not able to get a license agreement so he started using Philips screws instead.


3. The last screwdriver we will see is the three-wing screwdriver.

Like the other screwdrivers, this guy is like the Phillips only head is a form of Y instead of a form of X.

This is a very common type of screw when it comes to electronics. In fact, I am willing to bet that 90% of the electronics cannot be dismantled without using a screwdriver with a tri-wing head. This is very handy to have around so you can fix some of your electronics yourself.

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