Screwdriver Sets

A good screwdriver set is the staple of any good toolbox, offering you versatility and easy access to the right tool for the job. Screwdriver sets, usually contain a range of sizes and different head profiles to give you the best options for tightening and loosening screws.

Cromwell stocks a large range of screwdriver sets with well-known brands such as Stanley, Yamoto and Kennedy, so you're bound to find the right tool for the job.

Why screwdriver sets?

Undoubtedly wherever you encounter screws of various sizes you will need a screwdriver set. Depending on the size of the set they feature the most common sizes and head shapes to match the most common sizes of fastener.
Some sets also feature more specialised heads such as torx head screwdrivers, giving you plenty of solutions. Another great thing about screwdriver sets is that they can be added to later down the line so you gradually build up a collection of sizes and heads to suit every job.

Types of screwdrivers

Most screwdriver sets contain a couple of types of screwdrivers in various sizes, from small to large. Cromwell has collected a list of the most common types featured in sets to outline their features and benefits.

Flathead screwdriver - The most common type of screwdriver, named for its flattened tip used for screws with a slot shaped indent. Their flat blade can also lend itself as a prying tool.

Phillips screwdriver - Phillips screwdrivers are one of the most common types next to the flathead, and are purposely designed to fit screws with Phillips heads, which have a cross-shaped recess.

Torx/Star screwdriver - Commonly known as star head (untrademarked version of Torx) screwdrivers feature a six-point star head for more torque to be applied.

Tri-Wing screwdriver - These are used for specific devices and mainly feature quite small tips to enable use with smaller screws and components.

Pozidriv screwdrivers - These are designed as an upgraded Phillips head screwdriver to minimise camming out when more force is used.

Hex screwdriver - Functioning in much the same way as Allen hey these screwdrivers are designed to tighten fasteners with a hex shaped recess.

Square screwdriver - The square-headed screwdriver fits screws with a square-shaped recess. They offer increased purchase in the slot and as a result help speed up tightening.

Precision screwdriver - Used for very small devices where extremely small screws are used.

Considerations when choosing a screwdriver set

There are a few considerations to take into account when making a choice on the type of screwdriver set you need.

Set size - Smaller sets offer lighter weight portability options, whereas larger sets are bulkier and take up more space in toolboxes but offer a larger range of sizes and types. It's a trade off depending on what your needs for your chosen applications will be.


What sizes do screwdriver sets come in?
Screwdrivers come in a range of sizes from the very small precision variety to large headed variants designed for industrial screws. Screwdriver sets offer a range of sizes from large to small and are available in both metric and imperial measurements

What screwdriver set is best?
It's more of a question of which screwdriver set is best for your needs. Are you an amateur DIY enthusiast or a professional tradesperson? Do you value portability over bulk and lots of options. Are you working with imperial sizes fasteners or metric? These are all key questions to ask when choosing a screwdriver set.