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Old 05-08-2013, 04:18 AM   #1
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Best Screwdriver?

I'd like to get a cordless screwdriver. I already have two cordless drills.
I"m back to working full time as a carpenter and have multiple uses for a compact cordless screwdriver I can slip into my tool belt.
Here's an example, though I'd need some convincing before I'd buy a B&D tool for commercial use.

http://www.toolbarn.com/blackdecker

What's worked well for you guys?
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:49 AM   #2
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For some reason, they keep buying the cordless screw drivers at work; we've been through a half dozen brands and they have all been junk. Slower and less torque than just pulling screws with a traditional screw driver. If I'm dealing with enough screws to want power, I'll grab a drill.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:35 AM   #3
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The best cordless screwdriver I had was a makita 4.8V cordless drill, if you are installing screws into pre drilled holes or machine screws into threaded fittings. As with the above poster, I have not had good experiences with any "cordless screwdriver", I have always found cordless drills to be stronger and faster. For things like drywall screws a regular drill or screwgun is about the best thing I have found, and if you are removing and reinstalling a zillion screws on access panels a small 3.6-7.2V drill is both handy and fast.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:30 AM   #4
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I'd like to get a cordless screwdriver. I already have two cordless drills.
I"m back to working full time as a carpenter and have multiple uses for a compact cordless screwdriver I can slip into my tool belt.
Here's an example, though I'd need some convincing before I'd buy a B&D tool for commercial use.

http://www.toolbarn.com/blackdecker

What's worked well for you guys?
I should add that I'd be using this tool to sink screws in pre-drilled holes, nothing real heavy duty.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:10 AM   #5
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We have about 5 Bosch PS20 12 volt drivers here at work. They are all about 3 years old and get tons of abuse. The battery life is great, even after 3 years, lots of power, and they are very well built and light weight. I'd highly recommend them.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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We have about 5 Bosch PS20 12 volt drivers here at work. They are all about 3 years old and get tons of abuse. The battery life is great, even after 3 years, lots of power, and they are very well built and light weight. I'd highly recommend them.
Looks like a nice unit:
http://www.cpotools.com/factory-reco...-drill-drivers
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:22 PM   #7
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Milwaukee M12 series!!! I've had one go off a 2-story roof onto pavement, and still come up working. Good power, lightweight, very long lasting, built-in battery readout so you know when it's time to recharge (before it dies).
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #8
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Grey Goose and Tropicana usually make a good Screwdriver....
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:38 PM   #9
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Milwaukee M12 series!!! I've had one go off a 2-story roof onto pavement, and still come up working. Good power, lightweight, very long lasting, built-in battery readout so you know when it's time to recharge (before it dies).
I also own one, and use it extensively on motorcycles. Super tool. Using socket drivers, it does almost everything I used to do with T-handles.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-2401.../dp/B000WI9CIG
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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I also own one, and use it extensively on motorcycles. Super tool. Using socket drivers, it does almost everything I used to do with T-handles.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-2401.../dp/B000WI9CIG
Another missed deal:

http://www.cpomilwaukee.com/milwauke...efault,pd.html
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #11
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Yankee screwdriver FTW!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #12
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Yankee screwdriver FTW!
+1 for the original cordless driver.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:42 PM   #13
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Yankee screwdriver FTW!
I've had one for more than 35 years - BTDT.
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:21 AM   #14
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Well, you DO need to be smarter than the tool...

I've done thousands of electrical trimouts with a Klein yankee screwdriver. Nothing beats it.
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