How to Repair Worn Screwdriver Bits

Screws and a screwdriver.
What You'll Need
Metal file
Worn screwdriver bits
Steel woll

Worn out screwdriver bits are just one of the few hassles of home repairs. A screwdriver is an important tool that your home cannot survive without since it is used for all types of repair. And its bit is the most essential part of it. So what does a person do if their 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.

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 head screwdriver, standard or flathead screwdriver, and square-tipped screwdriver.

Step 2 - Prepare 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

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 screwdriver 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.

With a square tipped screwdriver, 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 - Clean

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.