Elemen'tary Design No. 1 Screwdriver with Interchangeable Bits


These unique screwdrivers are made by hand in Elemen'tary's small London workshop. The design is copied from originals created by a cabinet maker who was unable to find a set of modern tipped screwdrivers that met his requirements for quality, comfort and simplicity.

The handles are made from turned beech and finished with a linseed oil dip. The natural wood surface is pleasant to hold and unlike varnished or rubberized handles, gives good purchase without encouraging blisters. The initial matte appearance will darken with age and become polished with use. The No.1 handles are fitted with solid brass ferrules. The bits are tightened down with a snug collet, avoiding the wobbly problems of many screwdrivers with interchangable bits.

The screwdrivers are packaged in specially designed boxes with six bits (philips 1/2, pozi-driv 1/2 and flat 5mm/6mm). The high quality bits are of a standard size which can be substituted for other varieties and easily replaced when worn out. This practical tactile screwdriver is also available in a short ball-handled version (fittingly the "No. 2"), and as a set with both sizes.

  • Handles made from Beech wood with non-toxic Linseed Oil Finish
  • Fitted with solid brass ferrules
  • Includes six bits (philips 1/2, pozi-driv 1/2 and flat 5mm/6mm)
  • Locking collet secures bits for more accurate use
  • Guaranteed against manufacturing defects
  • Made in England
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    The elementry screwdriver is the last screwdriver you are likely to ever need. Created by a cabinetmaker in England who was fed up with available options, the bit holder was designed for ease of use and the handle for good looks and comfort. Where your average screwdriver with interchangeable bits uses a magnet or complicated collet to hold the bit in, the Elemen'tary uses a simple chuck that tightens with your fingers. This makes switching bits a snap and eliminates bits falling out of the driver or shifting during use. Almost all generic bits will work and can be found at your local hardware or home improvement supply. Screw the competition, this is the best driver out there.