I know that to use an electric screwdriver it's better to use a screw with a Philips or Torx drive, but sometimes you need to use or find yourself in situations where you need to work with a slotted drive screw and they are very annoying to work with because the electrical screwdriver keeps slipping from the screw slot.

So my question is: How to prevent an electric screwdriver from slipping when tightening/loosening a screw with a slotted drive?


This is a common problem and screw holders are made for that purpose. From the image in the link, you might try fabricating your own out of polyethylene tubing.

There are also magnetic screw holders, with a recess to hold the screw to keep it from slipping.

Finally, here's a home-made screw holder... Now, I just might make one for myself!

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