offset screwdriver

offset screwdriver

[′ȯf‚set ′skrü‚drīv·ər]
(design engineering)
A screwdriver with the blade set perpendicular to the shank for access to screws in otherwise awkward places.

offset screwdriver

offset screwdriver
A screwdriver whose head is set 90° to the shaft.
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A special offset screwdriver had to be made to properly access this screw.
When working with the sling swivel band, I used a small tool I made from an offset screwdriver.
The offset screwdriver is just one of those inexpensive little "Z" shaped tools you can pick up at just about any hardware store.
Once it is clear of the shoulder by a few thousandths, I'll insert the lip of the blade of my modified offset screwdriver behind the band.
Along with ordinary screwdrivers and sockets, you'll need a few inexpensive special tools: a door handle remover for crank windows (about $7 from any auto parts store) and a flat-blade offset screwdriver.
It's hard to see in these photos, but the trick involves using a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the old actuator off the latch while you depress the actuator locking tab with the flat blade of the offset screwdriver.
But most like the one we show, require you to work around them with a long screwdriver, or better yet, an offset screwdriver, which you can buy for about $3 (Photo 1).
Offset screwdrivers are designed for removing and inserting screws in places where it is impossible to use a straight shank screwdriver.
This group includes offset screwdrivers, used in places impossible to reach with ordinary drivers, screwdrivers with external screw-gripper or screw-holder blades to start screws in hard-to-reach spots, and offset screwdrivers with ratchets.
Offset screwdrivers work in the awkward space, but they require a lot of twisting.