Starting Screws In A Tough-To-Reach Spot
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a solution you may not have thought of.
next time you have to start a screw in an area you can't reach
with your fingers - and you don't have a screw-starting screwdriver
(yes, there are such things) -- try this approach.
a small sliver of paper or card stock around the tip of the
screwdriver before inserting it into the slot of the screw.
Of course, this trick only works with straight-slot screws...so
you you'll have to use a straight slot screw instead of a
Phillips in these instances.