Most philips #3 screwdriver bit (for cordless screwdriver) I found has the
same diameter as a philips #2 bit. It seems for some reason the tip of the
bit cannot be made wider than the shaft. The result is that the #3 bit does
not fill up the entire slot in a screw, and is therefore prone to slipping
out during tightening.
In a manual philips #3 screwdriver, the tip diameter is larger than a #2
screwdriver and fills up the slot on the screw nicely.
Where can I buy a larger #3 bit? Do I have to resort to cutting off my hand
screwdriver's tip for this purpose?
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Get an ACR bit. They have little ridges on the sides of the bit to
grab the screws better. If you can't find them in a store order them
You can also get them from snap-on
A little pricey but saves money & time in the long run from stripped
Do you have a 3/8 drive socket adapter for your screwdriver? If so, then
just get a #3 phillips socket, which usually comes with 3/8" drive.
If your screwdriver has an adjustable chuck that goes large enough, the
handheld impact drivers that go for 25 bucks or so generally have a #3
phillips, but the shank won't fit a regular hex-drive replaceable tip
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