I'm looking to buy a cordless power screwdriver in the price range £30 -
£50 with adjustable torque settings and plenty of power. Can anyone
recommend a product from experience. I've been looking at the Black &
Decker and Bosch ranges so far.
I have a Metabo Powermaxx, they are brilliant, but about eighty quid at the
moment. It has a chuck to worj=k a a small drill as well.
For about thirty pounds, depending on where you look, the Bosch IXO is good.
At first i thought WOW, but the price is without the battery and charger.
Good if you want a spare body though!
Thanks, John and everyone else who has offered advice. The Bosch IXO may be
good enough for my needs but I don't want to spend money on a tool which
may prove inadequate. From descriptions and reviews it is hard to tell.
Basically, I want to be able to screw 2 inch long screws into wood around
the garden. What sort of spec do I need to be able to do this?
Its all a question of what you want.
I have a friend who uses an IXO, in a "Trade" situation, and thinks it is
You can just put a screwdriver bit in a (preferably cordless because the
peed control is better) drill, but if you have a few screws to drive it is
like using a steam hammer to crack a nut!
Why i like the Powermaxx is, it also serves as a small light drill, i bought
it when a tiny hand drill i had used for over 30 years started to
disintegrate. It also comes with two batteries, most screwdrivers have one,
and when it goes flat you have to wait.
I use the powermax for pozi screws and so forth, i drive conventional sloted
screws with a Yankee screwdriver. If you only drive a dozen crews a month
this is a good choice, but they can be dangerous for awkward site work, both
to fingers and eyes, but in the workshop its great.
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