Even on 18th Century furniture, screws were used. Not for joinery, but to fasten hardware such as hinges and locks. Thus, woodworkers have been needed screwdrivers for a long time. Of course they were called turnscrews until relatively recent times. Later, with the advent of machine made screws in the mid-19th Century, screws became cheap and their use in woodworking proliferated. Here at The Best Things, our selection of screwdrivers fills a couple of different niches. The Grace screwdrivers that we offer are US made, precision ground screwdrivers, the tips of which are fitted to standard woodscrew sizes. These screwdrivers are the best choice to avoid slipping and damaging your screws.