I have antique Vaco Nut drivers I bought 25+ years ago, and I only replaced the 1/4" and 5/16" a couple of times in all them years, maybe you need to put the driver more square on the screw head, or you are using Chinese tools?
Thought I was being cost effective by buying the Husky brand from HD. Enough said!
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