The first thing you should know is that there are many different types of screw drivers. You must already have noticed that there are different types of screws; they come in all sizes, shapes and heads. There’s a different type of screw driver for each type of screw. One will not work for the other…but you get the idea.
In automotive, the screw drivers used are characteristically long. This is for reaching down the engine compartments, where there are screws that a typical screw driver can’t reach. A set used for automotive may include really long Phillips-head screw drivers. Shorter ones are used for unscrewing the ones on the top.
For construction purposes, the screw driver sets are rather simple. However, they are also large. Most of the drivers used for construction are power tools, anyway. In that sense, there are only so many types of screw drivers used for construction purposes.
The widest variety of screw drivers can be found in the technicians shop. Those screws used for computers, cell phones, best keurig coffee makers and other gadgets are the worst. You will have to buy special, not to mention very expensive, sets of screw drivers to unscrew them. Some will have triangular heads, star heads, octagonal heads, and so on.
The screw driver handles are very important to note, too. Most of the drivers will have a rubber grip, although others will be made of other materials, such as plastic or metal. Keep in mind that the material used in the handle, while it provides comfort and convenience of use, is not directly related to the price. The price will mostly depend on the durability and quality of the screwdriver, as well as the length and purpose. Surprising as it seems, the smallest screwdrivers used for computerized gadgets are actually the most expensive.