recomend a good cordless screwdriver?

had one some years ago...black and Decker i think. it didn't have much power. how are they now adays? must have improved by now to something useful.
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On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 15:06:34 +0100, R P McMurphy wrote:

I've got a Bosch twin-pack which I've used for the past 3 years. No complaints, but when you come to drill through double-fired / engineering bricks a corded drill is called for Regards, Steve
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I found the cordless screw drivers too under powered, went flat to quickly and uncomfortable to hold.
I opted for a small rechargeable drill with a screw driver attachment. Picked up a B&D 12volt at a major DIY chain for £30. The battery lasts for several hours but it It came with a spare battery so no worries of being without power. Also the pistol grip has a more natural hold and make driving home easier.
One for the best value tools I have bought and get lots of use.
Eric.

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The ones at the diy end of the market are still rubbish.
Metabo do a good one http://www.metabo.co.uk/uk/produkte/neuheiten/power_grip/index.htm
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If it's just a screwdriver that you want and not the complete drill/driver enchilada, and you want an industrial-strength one, then have a look at Metabo's PowerGrip.
NOT cheap at nearly £70, but it's as far removed from the B&D electric drivers as you can get. Bags of torque from such a small thing.
cheers Richard
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Woo!
let us know how you find it - I played with one for a while at a trade fair, and was impressed.
Is on my list of luxury toys for some time when (if) the money starts flowing in again.... :-)
Just don't tell her the price!
cheers Richard
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Can't see any point in getting a purpose made screwdriver - for 99% of tasks a cordless drill will do this as well or better.
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| > had one some years ago...black and Decker i think. it didn't have much | > power. how are they now adays? must have improved by now to something | > useful. | | Can't see any point in getting a purpose made screwdriver - for 99% of | tasks a cordless drill will do this as well or better. |
i have a good corded drill with torque adjustment but its just not as handy as a screwdriver. also its a pain to keep swapping and changing from drill bit to screwdriver bit. got to have both ;-) (that's what i tell swmbo!)
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With several brands of quick change bits around this is not really a problem unless you need to move really quickly. Last time I used two was for a large glue up with lots of screws that needed fast work before the glue went off. It was either a miracle or the result of excellent craftsmanship that it game out dead square. Now normally I don't believe in miracles.....
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In what way? I can imagine the odd occasion where a drill is too large, but then you could just uses a normal screwdriver.

Two cordless drills, then. ;-)
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Me, too. I didn't dare own up but the very best tool I've had for years was a B&D 2.4V driver that came free with a workmate.
With a locking drive so you can do the hard bit manually, two double ended bits, the spare one held by an elastic band, the ability to twiddle 20 or so turns once you're started, as handy as a nordinary driver, it's been fantastic, but getting very battered.
I wish I coiuld get another at the price, but they charge fortunes for them now
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 19:03:44 +0000 (UTC), mike ring wrote:

Me too :-) I also have 2 cordless drills, often used as screwdrivers but for *certain* jobs nothing beats my old B&D 2.4V driver.

Not quite the price you paid but what about :-
http://www.diy.com/bq/product/product.jhtml?PRODID 3049&paintCatId=&CATIDb236&maxBullets™9
Not exactly a fortune :-)
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Well, I dunno, in these days of 30 squid SDS's 14 nicker seems a hell of a lot to me for a little 2.4v driver
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wrote:

That 12 hour charge time tells me I ought to buy half a dozen, just in case I have more than one screw to tighten up ;)
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 22:54:51 +0100, Andrew McKay wrote:

Really not a problem - I only use it (not that one but a very old one) for those awkward little jobs - cordless drills used for most things.
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mike ring wrote:

Mine got nicked on a job once and the replacement was one of the Versapack ones, same as an ordinary B&D but with a removable 3.6V battery. Worth it's weight in gold in my opinion, nowhere near as bulky as a drill so it fits in the toolbox (or back pocket when you run out of hands up a ladder) and takes the donkey work out of most of the 'driving. When it gets to the hard work the thickness of it makes it very easy to get a lot of torque without your hand feeling like it's going to drop off.
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