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What is a pozidriv screw drive design?

 
         
  Screw with Pozidriv drive  

A pozidriv drive looks very similar to a Phillips one, and also has a cross-shaped recess in the center. However, it also has a second set of indentations set at 45 degrees from the first set.

 
         
  Pozidriv drive from above  

Pozidriv drive as viewed from above.

 
         
  Screwdriver bit with pozidriv drive  

Which screwdriver bit?

A screw with a pozidriv drive is designed to be driven with a pozidriv screwdriver bit. Ensure you select the correct size bit for your screw.

 

For more information, see section: How to select the correct screwdriver bit for the screw.

 
         
   

Advantages

   Disadvantages
  • Compared to a Phillips bit, A pozidriv bit is less likely to slip out of a screw because it has 4 extra contact points

  • Because there is less risk of the bit slipping out, more torque can be applied when driving screws

 

  • The pozidriv design looks very similar to the frearson and Phillips design, which often leads to customers purchasing the wrong screwdriver bit for their screw, or vice versa