Magnetic screwdrivers are great, but they can’t grip non-ferrous screws, and sometimes they just aren’t strong enough to hold the screw at every angle. Quick-Wedge screwdrivers take a different approach: with their split blade design, they apply force to the edge of the screw slot.
The split blade keeps the screw firmly on the end of the screwdriver so you can start and drive the screw with one hand. And because it uses mechanical force instead of magnetism to hold the screw, the Quick-Wedge screwdriver can drive brass, plastic, stainless steel, and many other screws made from non-ferrous materials.
To use the Quick-Wedge driver, seat the slotted screw on the tip of the screwdriver. Then move the tube forward to apply force against the edges of the screw slot. Drive the screw, then release it from the screwdriver by sliding the tube back towards the handle.
The original Quick-Wedge screwdrivers cost $6 to $10 apiece. The Pro series run $10 to $14 apiece, and if you really feel like dropping some serious coin, the 1000V series will set you back $25 to $35. Now if they only made something like this for Phillips, Robertson, torx …