Q: Is a screwdriver a tool? ¶
A: Yes, and manual or powered, for turning screws.
Q: Are screwdrivers still another standard? ¶
A: Yes, and often inaccurately called Japanese Phillips.
Q: Are screwdrivers easy to use one-handed? ¶
A: Yes, because the tapered socket tends to retain the screw, even if it is shaken.
Q: Were screwdrivers used in Europe in the late Middle Ages? ¶
Q: Are screwdrivers available—manual? ¶
A: Yes, and electric, and pneumatic—with a clutch that slips at a preset torque.
Q: Is a screwdriver one of the longest-established handle forms? ¶
A: Yes, and somewhat oval or ellipsoid in cross section.
Q: Was a screwdriver another design composed of drop-forged steel with riveted wood handles? ¶
Q: Are screwdrivers available in a standard range of tip-sizes? ¶
A: Yes, and from 1.77mm to 4.85mm.
Q: Was a screwdriver first manufactured by HD Smith & Company? ¶
A: Yes, and which operated from 1850 to 1900.
Q: Is a screwdriver classified by its tip? ¶
A: Yes, and which is shaped to fit the driving surfaces—slots, grooves, recesses, etc.
Q: Are screwdrivers commonly abused as improvised substitutes for other tools? ¶
A: Yes, such as crow bars or chisels.
Q: Are screwdrivers not designed for these purposes? ¶
A: Yes, and such use can damage the tip, bend the shaft, or injure the user if the screwdriver slips or breaks.