I'm about to move house and will be doing quite a bit of screwing (yes yes,
very funny) to remove built in wardrobes, replace kitchen cupboard doors etc
etc. I always hate using screwdrivers, and becuase I will be needing to buy
a drill anyway, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a drill that would
also do the job os a screwdriver ?? I dont need anything too flash (£30 B&Q
job would do), but what features of a drill should I be looking out for in
order for it to double up as a screwdriver ??
Thanks in advance...
Ability to get close in to corners. Cupboards and wardrobes often have a
screw right in the top-left or bottom-left corner which can be awkward if
you're right-handed. An electric screwdriver (rather than a drill) can get
in there sometimes, but a 1/4" ratchet handle plus a screwdriver bit can
often reach where no power tool will.
Plus 2 batteries if you're going to do any serious amount of screwing at one
Theres nothing worse than having to stop for an hour or more while the darn
I laid a deck non-stop using 380 screws with my new Axminster 14.4v which
comes with 2 NiMh batts.
I have used several over the years and a couple of weeks ago saw and bought
one of those ultra cheap Maplin £14 odd cordless drills (Nutool) with a
battery for about £7... I have to say for the quite heavy work I have been
recently it has been very good - not the best I have had but good power
adequate torque, variable torque control, reversible and 3-5 hour charger.
Compared to the £30 Aldi or Lidl it has better torque and better speed
I would buy again for my type of use...
As regards screwdriver bits, I was given some of those Screwfix Diamond Bits
as a present and although they were about £20 for seven with a holder, they
better than the run of the mill bits I used to use - so would use them again
Hope that helps...
Very good point - you need the right bit for the screw.
Try Axminster - you can either buy a lot of cheap ones and chuck them (no
pun intended) after a box of screws or buy a few decent ones for the same
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