I am interested in getting a small cordless screwdriver like the one in Lidl
at the moment.
Is it possible for this to take a small drill bit to make a pilot hole?
I haven't seen any combined cordless screwdrivers and drill. Are they too
different to include in one tool?
The hex-shank bits I have had appeared to have been held in by an adhesive
which made them fine for pilot
holes in wood or plastic, a couple I used for a pilot hole in metal ended
up with drill loose in the shank.
Possibly heat generated in doing that ruined the bond.
Apropos of actually answering the OP, I bought a dirt cheap wickes
screwdriver and it drills OK for reasonably light use. Going into brick
with a hammer option I use something more manly...
It takes standard drill bits just FINE
is what I have. Unlike the cheap orbital sander which has died *again*
this product seems OK.
DO NOT BUY THIS POS
Ive bought a makita to replace three days ago and although its more
expensive its SO much better
The paper clamping is the best Ive ever seen, the motor is smooth and
runs cool, and they even provide a punch to make the anti clogging dust
extractor holes in the sandpaper.
There’s a mighty big difference between good, sound reasons and reasons
that sound good.
Intresting to see it's called a "drill driver" although it looks like a
Presumably "drill driver" means "drill and screwdriver" rather than
"something which drives in drill bits"
How do those three fingers in the chuck hold a screwdriver bit correctly?
Yup, drill driver normally means a drill, that can also drive screws.
It distinguishes it from a powered screwdriver, which is usually too
feeble to do anything, a "combi" drill (which is a drill driver that
also has a hammer action), or an impact driver, which is a very high
powered screwdriver with a percussive angular mechanism to gain a big
increase in torque and reduce the tendency for the bit to jump out of
the screw under load.
That is just a normal "three jaw" chuck. The fingers will sit nicely on
the three of the flats of the six on a hex shank.
No, standard screw driving bits use a 1/4" hex shank, like:
(you can get bits for driving *screws* with square drive heads - but the
shank is still hex)
I think the thrust of the question is what kind of fastenings are you
hoping to drive. For example the small lightweight drivers like you
linked to can be good for spinning machine screws in and out of domestic
equipment for service and repair. Also small wood screws in hinges etc.
However they might have difficulty with driving 2" screws into wall
plugs for fixing shelves or TV brackets.
Just been using my tiny Makita impact screwdriver today. It really is one
of the best purchases I've ever made. With practice it's ok on small stuff
as well as punching well above its weight. Both batteries still fine too.
*If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
I can't say it's bothered me. It's not fast to start with. The torque is
adequate, but unlikely to damage anything.
It's paired with a small Bosch Power4All cordless, which gets the bigger
jobs. That does have an adjustable clutch.
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You can get drill bits with a 1/4" hexagon end (the same size as
screwdriver bits). Or you can get a pin chuck with a hexagon end like this:
For making a pilot hole these are probably ok, but I wouldn't try to use
a cordless screwdriver for anything needing any degree of accuracy, and
I most certainly wouldn't use it with a drill bit over about 3mm diameter.
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