Most of the people don’t even think about how the tools they have found the way into their hands. The first screwdriver for example, is believed to come from Germany or France and it’s a product known since the 15th century. At first, the screws were invented to secure back plates and breastplates, and later they were used to combine medieval firearms parts. With the constant need of their replacement, one smart revolutionary invented the screwdriver. This tool is mostly documented in France and it was known to have many different sizes and shapes, some made for repairing or building big machinery, while others were intended for advanced cabinet work. Screwdrivers are tools made to rotate the screws in and out of the preferred place and they are consisted of a handle on the one side and a blade on the other. Today we have so many different screwdrivers, that manufacturers have to put numbers on the models to tell them apart.
There are cross-head screwdrivers that are used with mechanical screwing equipment, hexagonal, Robertson drive screwdrivers and many other types, but the flathead screwdriver is the tool that almost every handyman has in the toolbox. Flatheads screwdrivers are very convenient tools used by mechanics, electricians and carpenters, but also by people in any other profession that requires the use of tools. The flat head, or slotted screwdriver, is used to loosen up or tighten up screws with a single slot across the head. The handle can be made of wood, metal or hard plastic, while the shank has to be metal with a flat tip or end.