TYPES AND USES - Continued
RADIO AND POCKET SCREWDRIVERS
A radio screwdriver (1) has a round blade that is 1-1/2
inches long. Its use is restricted to very small screws
generally used in the construction of radio chassis. The
pocket screwdriver (2) is also small, with a square blade
that is 1-3/4 inches long. Both have pocket clips.
SCREW STARTER OR GIMLET
A screw starter or gimlet has a threaded tip. It is used to
make a pilot hole in wood for wood screws.
HANDLE THE SCREWDRIVER CAREFULLY. A GREASY HANDLE COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT.
DO NOT CARRY A SCREWDRIVER IN YOUR POCKET UNLESS IT HAS A POCKET CLIP.
DO NOT USE A SCREWDRIVER FOR PRYING, PUNCHING, CHISELING, SCORING, OR
DO NOT USE A SCREWDRIVER NEAR A LIVE WIRE, TO CHECK A STORAGE BATTERY, OR TO
DETERMINE IF AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT IS LIVE.
DO NOT HOLD THE WORK IN ONE HAND WHILE USING THE SCREWDRIVER WITH THE OTHER.
IF THE SCREWDRIVER SLIPS OUT OF THE SLOT, YOU WILL BE MOST LIKELY TO PUT A GASH IN
The proper way to select and use a
screwdriver is to always match the size of
the screwdriver to the job and always
match the type of screwdriver to the head
of the screw.