Screwdriver bit glossary
Slipping / Camming out
When driving certain types of screws, the screwdriver bit can slip out of the screw head, when a lot of torque (turning force) is applied.
This is also known as ‘camming-out’ and can result in the screwdriver bit damaging the screw head or the work surface.
Torx screws and screwdriver bits are designed to prevent cam out.
Stripping a screw head
A stripped screw head is the term used to describe a screw that has been damaged by a screwdriver bit.
Stripped screws are the result of a number of things: