USING SCREWDRIVERS - Continued
PREPARING THE WORK SURFACE
1 Before attempting to drive a screw into wood, you
first make a pilot hole (1) using a screw starter
(gimlet) (2), an awl, a nail, or a drill.
2 Before attempting to drive a screw into sheet metal
you should make a pilot hole using a drill. However,
lightweightsheet metal can bepierced with a nail or
USING A SCREWDRIVER
1 Insert the screw (1) in the pilot hole. Insert the
screwdriver tip (2) in the screw slot of the screw as
Keep the screwdriver in line with the screw as
shown. You may want to use your other hand to
keep the blade steady.
3 Turn clockwise to screw in, counterclockwise to
4 Do not use a pliers to turn the screwdriver when
driving or removing screws that are hard to turn. For
hard-to-turn screws, use a square blade screw-
driver designed for heavy-duty work and a wrench
which properly fits the blade.
USING AN OFFSET SCREWDRIVER
1 Select the correct style and tip size for the screw
2 Insert the tip (1) in the screw slot.
3 In tight places you may have to alternate tips (1
and 2) to complete turning the screw.