Driver Bits

Driver bits are used to transfer the force a drive source produces through the bit into the head of the fastener. Common wood screwdriver bits are Square, Hex, Phillips, Torx/Star, Pozi, and Slotted. Check out our selection of driver accessories such as magnetic bit holders or specialty drivers for threaded inserts, dowel screws, and hanger bolts... Read More

Tech Tip: A Word on Driver Bits

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Driver Bits

Driver bits are used to transfer the force a drive source produces through the bit into the head of the fastener. Common wood screwdriver bits are Square, Hex, Phillips, Torx/Star, Pozi, and Slotted. Check out our selection of driver accessories such as magnetic bit holders or specialty drivers for threaded inserts, dowel screws, and hanger bolts.

Standard wood screwdriver bits have a wire detent designed exclusively for use in a magnetic bit holder or a hex ball detent which fits any standard 1/4” bit holder. Do not use ball detent bits in standard magnetic bit holders designed for wire detent bits − the ball detent causes them to get permanently stuck! View individual driver bit categories for additional information on each type of driver for applications and sizing.

Tech Tip: A Word on Driver Bits

Depending on the driver size, bits are available in lengths from 1 in. to 6 in.. Note that 1 in. Long wire detent bits are designed exclusively for use in mag bit holders; longer ball detent bits fit any bit holder using the standard 1/4" hex ball detent design. Do not use ball detent bits in standard magnetic bit holders designed for wire detent bits − the ball detent causes them to get permanently stuck!

p.s. Don't ask us how we know that.

Driver Bits