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Screwdriver Basics

Screwdrivers are among the most commonly used--and misused--tools. Although screwdriver methods seem obvious, using the correct technique will maximize efficiency and minimize hassle.

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ratchet screwdriver works by pushing not turning
Photo 5 of 5A ratcheting screwdriver works by pushing, not turning.

The Ratcheting Screwdriver(5 of 5)

The ratcheting screwdriver works by pushing rather than turning. Pushing on the handle turns a spiral shaft.