Screws, screwdrivers, drill bits, and drills are essential tools for any DIY enthusiast or professional contractor in a mechanical workshop or on an assembly station. Since it is not always easy to choose the right equipment in front of a multitude of manufacturers, we have produced several buying guides with tips and recommendations to help you make the right purchasing decision.
Hicham Dhouibi, Soukaina Okacha, Francesco d’Amore, Vincent Vilarrasa, Monica Hutchings, and Cédric Vialle contributed to these buying guides.
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Screws are small, threaded fasteners that are used to hold materials together. They come in a variety of sizes and materials, including steel, brass, and plastic. Screwdrivers are used to tighten or loosen screws and also come in a variety of types to fit the different types of screws.
Drills, on the other hand, are used to make holes in a variety of materials, including wood, metal, and concrete. They come in corded and cordless varieties and can be used with a variety of drill bits to make holes of different sizes.
When it comes to choosing the right screw, screwdriver, drill bit, or drill for a project, it’s important to consider the material and type of work that will be done. Here are a few tips to help you make the right purchasing decision.
How to Choose The Right Screw?
Fixing screws are a type of mechanical component that connect various parts together. They enable the assembly of parts that can be disassembled with ease. Some may mistake screws for bolts as both are used for fastening and joining. But while a screw is a threaded rod, a bolt is the combination of a screw and a nut.
- HOW TO CHOOSE A SCREW?
- WHAT ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF SCREWS?
- HOW TO CHOOSE A SCREW HEAD?
- HOW TO CHOOSE A SCREW DRIVE TYPE?
- HOW TO CHOOSE THE MATERIAL OF A SCREW?
- WHY CHOOSE A SELF-TAPPING SCREW?
An electric screwdriver is a handy, electrically powered tool for easy screwing and unscrewing. Its head features a bit holder, either magnetic or with a quick release, allowing for a quick change of the appropriate bit for the screw head.
This guide is specific to electric screwdrivers, which are portable power tools with only screwing and unscrewing capabilities. They should not be mistaken for driver drills.
- HOW TO CHOOSE AN ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER?
- WHAT TYPE OF ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER SHOULD YOU CHOOSE: CORDED OR CORDLESS?
- WHY CHOOSE A CORDED ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER?
- WHY CHOOSE A CORDLESS ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER?
- WHICH ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER DESIGN SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
- WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
How to Choose The Right Drill Bit?
Drill bits are tools used to cut and make holes by removing material. They typically have a circular shape. There are different varieties and sizes of drill bits available to accommodate the material being drilled and the desired hole size.
- HOW TO CHOOSE A DRILL BIT?
- SHOULD YOU CHOOSE A SOLID DRILL BIT OR A DRILL WITH INTERCHANGEABLE INSERTS?
- WHICH DRILL BIT SHOULD YOU USE FOR WHICH MATERIAL?
- WHAT MATERIAL SHOULD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR DRILL BIT?
- WHAT DRILL GEOMETRY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
- WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS FOR DRILL BITS?
How to Choose The Right Drill?
A drill is an instrument used to make holes in metal, wood, or other materials. It operates by utilizing a cutting tool, the drill bit, which cuts the material at the tip. The drill bit is secured in the drill with a Morse taper or chuck.
Our guide focuses on drills used in construction sites and workshops and does not cover drilling machines.