How to Repair Worn Screwdriver Bits How to Repair Worn Screwdriver Bits

What You'll Need
Metal file
Worn Screwdriver bits

Worn out screwdriver bits are just one of the few hassles of home repairs. A screw driver is an important tool that one home cannot survive without since it is one tool that is used for all types of repair. And its bit is the most essential part of it. So what does a person do if his screwdriver bits are all screwed up? Most people will not hesitate to replace them with new ones, as they perhaps are not aware that there are ways to save your reliable tool from extinction; provide just a few touches on the screwdriver bits and you are good to go.

So how do you repair your repair tool? This article will provide you a step by step procedure on how you can save those screwdriver bits so you will not have to buy and spend money on another set. Below are the things that you will need.

Step 1 - Classify Your Screwdriver

You have to be sure of what type of screwdriver you own so you can prepare the right things that you will need for repairing your screwdriver bits. The most common types of screwdrivers are Phillips screwdriver, standard or flathead screwdriver, and square-tipped screwdriver.

Step 2 - Preparation of Tools

You have to prepare all the tools that you will need on the repair, as this will enable you to save time and extra effort on looking for all the tools needed while you are already in the process of repairing those screwdriver bits. 

Step 3 – File Away

For more comprehensive instructions, here are the steps on the correct procedure on how you will use the metal file on every type of screwdriver that is initially provided.

If you are to repair a Phillips screwdriver, you need to polish the tip of the worn out bits little by little to make sure it is even. Then shift to the unused part of the metal file to do the same procedure on every side of the bits, making sure that all of the parts of the screwdriver bits are smooth and equal.

On the repair of the standard or flathead screw driver bits, do the same as with the Phillips screwdriver bits: polish the tip of the bits using a metal file. To be certain that the blade of the screwdriver is the exact same size as before, move the metal file in a sharp position through the shaft down the primary taper.

Like what we did on the two screwdriver bits, what you need to do on the square tipped screwdriver bits is to polish the tip of the bits utilizing a metal file. The only difference is that on this type of bit, you are required to scrape every edge of the bit just enough to bring it back to its original form.

Step 4 - Finishing Touch

Once you are absolutely certain that all of the sides of the bits are even, the last thing to do is to rub the bits with steel wool to make them shiny and to eliminate the excess metal scrapes.

After you follow all this instructions, your screwdriver bits should be as good as new.

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