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A powered screwdriver is a special tool that allows you to unscrew a Vent Cover or break through slats in the vents. Using a powered screwdriver will allow you to get a Vent Cover upon fully unscrewing a vent cover, which you can place back on an open vent with 5% durability. You can then easily use the screwdriver to take it down again with one use. This allows you to access vents without the need to use a Fake Vent Cover.

The powered screwdriver does 25% damage to a vent cover on each completed unscrewing. Each use of the powered screwdriver only drains its durability by 5%, so you could unscrew 5 full vent covers before the powered screwdriver is used up and breaks.


The powered screwdriver can only be obtained through crafting and is never found in inmate's desks or sold by inmates. This tool is not available in The Escapists 2.


Result Components INT
Powered Screwdriver.png Powered Screwdriver Screwdriver.png Screwdriver x1 + Wire.png Wire x1 + Battery.png Battery x1 80