Whether you're on the job or working on small projects at home, a security screwdriver or security bit set is an essential tool to have in your toolbox. There are plenty of products that are only accessible with a special type of screwdriver, including tools, electronics and video game consoles. Some security screwdrivers are manual, and others are electric for more driving power. Along with power tool accessories, specialized screwdrivers are a handy addition to any tool collection.
There are various nut and screw driving kits available, but security bit sets are instantly recognizable due to their unique shapes. Many electronic devices such as video game consoles have either tiny screws, or Torx® or clutch heads accessible only by a special driver bit. Torx screws come in a few different variations, but all have six points. A security Torx head has a pin in the center for extra security. Many power tools including drills use Torx screws. Other types include square, triangle and other uniquely shaped bits.
A tri-wing screw has three slots and is often found on electronic equipment such as a video game console. These screws are recessed to make them more tamper-proof and accessible only with a security screwdriver. You'll also find screws that require a Torx bit on automobiles, motorcycles and hard disc drives. When shopping for security screwdriver bits, be sure to include a tri-wing head on your list of must-haves.
A good nutsetter and security screwdriver set keep you prepared for various projects. They make the difference between having to send a product back to the manufacture to fix, or to have it cleaned which takes time. Add a good screwdriver and security screwdriver bits to your tool collection today and be prepared the next time you encounter a specialized screw.